The City of Markham approved property tax and fee relief measures to help residents and businesses experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This financial assistance includes:
Benefits for Residents
Benefits for Businesses
Please continue to make your property tax payments on their original due dates if you are able. Property taxes are critical to ensuring that the City can continue to provide essential and necessary services to the entire community including fire services, and garbage collection as well as maintaining our infrastructure in a state of good repair.
After December 31st, 2020, penalty and interest charges will be charged on all tax accounts (including previous arrears) that are not fully paid. Penalty and interest charges will be reinstated on arrears as of January 1st, 2021.
The City of Markham offers a number of convenient ways to pay your property taxes. Taxpayers can use any of the following easy options to make tax payments:
For further information on payment options, please visit Markham.ca Tax Payment Options
Residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up and use ePropertyTax online services to monitor their tax accounts and complete transactions.
Stormwater Fee Deferral
Council has eliminated the stormwater fee for residential and non-residential properties in the calendar year 2020.
The 2020 stormwater fee associated with the property type is applied to the final tax bill for each property in the City of Markham:
Water Rate Increase Deferral
Council has approved a deferral of the April 1, 2020 water rate increase of 7.8%. This applies to residential and non-residential properties.
NOTE: If you received a Water & Wastewater Rate Changes insert with your water bill announcing a rate increase as of April 1, 2020, please disregard this. Council’s decision to act swiftly for the benefit of our residents during COVID-19 and defer the 2020 water rate increase to 2021 was after the notice was already in production and distribution. Your bills in 2020 will still reflect the 2019 rates. If you have any concerns about your water bill, please call the Contact Centre at 905.477.5530.
Suspension of the Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT)
Effective April 1, 2020, the MAT will be suspended until December 31, 2020.
Property Tax and Stormwater Fee Payment Deferral Program
For 2021, Markham Council has approved a new Property Tax and Stormwater Fee Payment Deferral Program to assist property owners who have been financially affected by COVID-19. This assistance is by application only and is meant to aid residential and business property owners who may require payment flexibility throughout the 2021 taxation year.
If you have questions regarding your property tax account or would like to establish a repayment plan, please contact the City at 905-477-5530 or alternatively you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residential Property Owners
Non-residential Property Owners
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