City to Vote on Interim Small Business Property Tax Relief

January 18th 2020 - CFRC has learned from the City of Kingston Chamber of Commerce that coming up at the Kingston City Council meeting on January 19th 2021, council will vote on a measure designed to provide some temporary property tax relief for local small business owners.

If approved as recommended, the property tax pre-authorized payment program will be extended to allow for the deferral of up to two installments to November and December 2021.
Additionally, a by-law will be presented to Council to provide for the levying and collecting of 2021 interim property taxes, including the following provisions:
a. the 2021 interim tax bill be no greater than 50% of the 2020 taxes levied;
b. the rates be as specified in Schedule A to the by-law attached hereto; (see link)
c. the due date for interim taxes be March 31, 2021;
d. various payment options be provided;
e. late payment charges be added to taxes that are in default;
f. the property tax pre-authorized payment program be extended to allow for the deferral
of up to two installments; and
g. the implementation of an application based COVID-19 Hardship Deferral Program - 2021 Interim Property Tax Billing for small business property owners.

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  • Dinah Jansen
    published this page in News 2021-01-18 14:30:15 -0500