Tax invoices are mailed at the beginning of each year to the owners who are registered on the assessment roll. The tax rates are determined annually by the city’s operating budget, which is adopted by the council members during December of the preceding year. If there is a change in the property value assessment, the owner will receive a tax adjustment account during the year.
2018 taxation dates
When the amount owing is greater than $300, tax payments must be made in four (4) equal instalments.
The due dates for the four (4) annual fee payments for 2018 are:
- March 6th
- May 1st
- August 7th
- October 2nd
How can you pay your tax bill?
By cheque, cash or debit card to the City Hall Finance Department.
By sending a cheque, payable to the City of Shannon, to 50, Saint-Patrick Street, Shannon, QC, G0A 4N0. On the back of your cheque, enter the registration number shown on your tax bill and attach the corresponding tax slips.
In the mail chute
By depositing your cheque(s), payable to the City of Shannon, in the City Hall mail chute. On the back of your cheque, please enter the registration number shown on your tax bill and attach the corresponding tax slips.
Using the telephone or Internet payment service offered by the following financial institutions :
- Royal Bank
- Bank of Montréal
- National Bank of Canada
- Caisse populaire Desjardins
What happens if you default on a payment
If you fail to make your payments on the due dates, you will be required to immediately pay the entire annual amount. In addition, interest and a penalty will be added to the outstanding balance.
When acquiring a property, make sure that the portion of the municipal taxes covering the period before your purchase has been paid by the previous owner as you will become liable for any amounts due. Usually, the municipal tax adjustments between the seller and the buyer are done at the notary’s office.
The city will not issue a new tax bill when a property is sold. It is your responsibility to obtain a copy from the former owner or the city by contacting the Finance Department. The tax bill is only issued once a year and is connected to the property, not the owner.
Following a change in the value of a property during the year, a tax adjustment account may be issued. When the total amount exceeds $300, this tax bill is payable in two equal instalments. Otherwise, it is payable in a single payment within 30 days of the date the tax adjustment account is issued.