Council has approved further financial assistance to taxpayers to help ease financial pressures as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 by:
- deferring final tax instalments for 90 days
- stopping late payment charges and fees related to tax payment requests for changes
Council previously provided cash flow assistance by deferring the April to June interim tax instalment dates by 90 days and is again asking all landlords to pass this additional financial relief on their tenants. As decided at the March 20 meeting of Council, interim property tax payments were deferred for 90 days. Notices were distributed to taxpayers at the end of March. For those paying by regular instalment, interim property tax payments of April 2 and May 7 were deferred to July 2 and August 6. Final tax payments have been deferred by 90 days for taxpayers currently paying by instalments. Payments will now be made in October, November and December.
In addition, to the COVID-19 assistance, the City of Mississauga is also continuing with its annual tax rebate for low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities. For 2020, the annual rebate has been increased to $436. For more information about taxes and financial assistance, visit www.mississauga.ca/tax .