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Property Taxes

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The Town of Wasaga Beach Treasury department is responsible for collecting taxes for the Municipality and on behalf of Simcoe County, and the School Boards.

Property taxes are levied in two billings per year.  The Interim Tax Bill is issued in February, with instalments due mid-March and mid-May.  The Final Tax Bill is issued in June, with instalments due mid-July and mid-September.  For Commercial properties only the final billings are due in a single instalment date in mid-September.

Taxes can be paid at Town Hall by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard or Interac.  We also offer Pre-authorized Payment plans that will automatically deduct amounts from your account each month (over a 10 month period) or on the due dates only.   For your convenience your taxes can also be paid through telephone and on-line banking or at your local branch.


NEW! We now offer the option to pay by credit or debit card through Plastiq, a third party service provider. Plastiq is a service that maximizes your ability to get the most out of your cards by providing a single channel through which credit and debit card payments are always accepted. Please note that user fees apply.
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All unpaid taxes are charged an interest rate of 1.25% per month. This charge is added on the first day of each calendar month in which the default continues.


Please note:

Failure to receive a tax notice does not excuse a taxpayer from the responsibility for payment of taxes or relieve the assessed owner of liability for interest/penalty charges due to late payment.  Additionally, Town staff does not have the authority to override or reverse penalties and interest charges.

Tax FAQs

Q: Who do I contact if I disagree with the assessed value of my home?

A: MPAC www.mpac.ca

Q: How do I set up online payment for taxes

A: At the "Add Payee" stage, search for “WASAGA” (leave as a general search, not specific).  The bank should show three options:  Tax, Water or Hydro. 

Click on the Tax account and continue on and add the entire roll number starting with 4364, total of 19 digits, without the hyphens.

Q: PAP’S – “If I am on a PAP, why does it show an amount owing on my bill?”

A: If enrolled in the Tax Preauthorized Payment plan on due dates (Plan 1) or the Tax Monthly Preauthorized Payment plan (Plan 2) your bill will state "You are currently enrolled in a preauthorized payment plan" and no further action is required, this bill is for your records only.

download and complete the Pre-Authorized Payment Authorization Form and Info if you would like to get set-up.

Q: How can I cancel my PAP?

A: We require any Pre-Authorization Payment Cancellation request in writing.  Print and complete the Pre-Authorization Payment Cancellation form and submit to our office by mail, fax or email. 

If you are in the town office you can also fill in the form in person.

email revenue@wasagabeach.com

Fax705-429-6732

Q: How can I change my address?

A: We require a Change of Address Form. Print, fill in the form and submit to our office by mail, fax:

Fax705-429-6732

For email submissions, please indicate your roll number, previous address and new address and forward to:

emailrevenue@wasagabeach.com

Q: How are the taxes calculated on my property?

A: Formula  =  PROPERTY ASSESSMENT1  multiplied by  TAX RATE 2  

1The Municipal PropertyAssessment Corporation (MPAC) classifies and assesses all properties in Ontario under the Assessment Act and regulations established by the Provincial Government.

To establish your property’s assessed value, MPAC analyzes the property sales in your area.  These sales provide the basis for assessed values.  MPAC continually collects information about properties to ensure that similar property types are valued consistently within the market area.  This method is called Current Value Assessment.  It is used by most assessment jurisdictions in Canada and around the world.

2Tax rates are calculated and approved annually by the Municipality, The County and the Province of Ontario for the Education portion.

Q: Why have I received a Supplementary Tax Bill? Or I have purchased a newly constructed home. When will I received my tax bill?

A: Supplementary Taxes and Buying a Newly Constructed Building

For newly constructed homes or buildings, the property taxes may have not yet been assessed in full even though the homes have been completed. If the building portion has yet to be determined, you will only be paying taxes on the value of the land.

The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation(MPAC) calculates the assessed values for all properties in Ontario. Due to the volume of buildings to be assessed, this may not happen in the current year. Any taxes owing on the building will be retro-active to the date of occupancy. Once this process is completed, the land and building taxes will be combined and levied accordingly.

It is a good idea to find out what the property taxes are in the area by contacting the Town of Wasaga Beach so you can budget the right amount of money as soon as you move in!

Phone705-429-3844  Ext 2234