Pre-authorized Tax Payment Plan SlipWith a Pre-authorized Tax Payment Plan (PTP), the City of Markham will automatically withdraw money from your bank account. You can pay your taxes in 4, 6, or 11 instalments. Your withdrawal dates will depend on the payment plan you choose. You will see your specific dates on your tax bill.

Why sign up for the PTP Plan?

  • It’s flexible: Choose from 4, 6, or 11 installments – whichever works best for you!
  • It saves you money: You won’t need to pay for postage, late fees, or interest charges.
  • It’s convenient: You’ll never miss a payment. You also won’t need to wait in line to pay your tax bill.
  • It helps you plan your finances: Signing up for PTP is the easiest way to budget for your tax payments throughout the year.

How often will I pay?

Residents can pay their taxes in 4, 6, or 11 installments. Commercial or industrial properties can pay in 4 or 6 installments.

4 Installment Plan

For residential properties: pay two (2) payments in February and March for the interim tax bill, and two (2) payments in July and August for the final tax bill.

For commercial/industrial properties: pay two (2) payments in February and March for the interim tax bill, and two (2) payments in October and November for the final tax bill.

For exact payment dates, please check your property tax bill.

6 Installment Plan

For residential properties: pay three (3) payments in February, March, and April for the interim tax bill, and three (3) payments in July, August, and September for the final tax bill.

For commercial/industrial properties: pay three (3) payments in February, March, and April for the interim tax bill, and three (3) payments in October, November and December for the final tax bill.

For exact payment dates, please check your property tax bill.

11 Installment Plan

For residential properties: pay (5) monthly payments from February to June for the interim tax bill, and six (6) monthly payments from July to December for the final tax bill. All payments will be withdrawn from your account on the first day of the month.

This plan is available for residential properties only.

Example Payment

Please find below an example of how a $5,000 tax bill would be paid through a PTP plan:

  • 11 Monthly Instalments $454.55
  • 6 Monthly Instalments $833.33
  • 4 Monthly Instalments $1,250.00


This example is for reference purposes only. Your interim and final installment amounts will be different.

How do I register?

Transit number and account number required.

Apply online

Important Notes:

  • To be eligible for the PTP Plan, your tax account must be paid in full.
  • If you do not receive an interim or final PTP tax bill in the mail after applying, continue to pay your taxes through your regular payment option and call 905.477.5530.
  • If you own more than one property in Markham, you must complete one PTP application per property.
  • Please note that you cannot use a line of credit account or credit card cheques for pre-authorized payments.
  • If you have sold your home, you must complete a Cancellation Form and re-apply to the program with your new property information.
  • To change your mailing address, please complete the online Change of Mailing Address Form.
  • To change your banking information, please complete a PTP Banking Information Change Form.
  • Please note, you will need to provide the City any information about changes to your account at least 14 days before the next payment date.
  • You cannot pay other charges added to your tax bill through the PTP Plan. You must pay other charges separately.
  • If a payment does not process (clear) at the bank, the City will charge you an administrative fee, and an interest fee of 1.25% per month. If a second payment does not process (clear) at the bank, or if you do not send a replacement cheque after the first payment does not process (clear), the City will remove you from the PTP Plan. You will then be returned to a regular 4 installment plan.
  • To withdraw from the PTP program, complete a Cancellation Form.

For more information, please contact a Customer Service Representative at 905.477.5530 or customerservice@markham.ca