Financial Department Home Your Government Departments Financial Department Ontario municipalities receive 9% of all taxes collected, and are responsible for 50% of the infrastructure. Watch this short video for information on municipal budgets. Financial Department The Financial Department is led by: Sara Leach, Treasurersara@huronshore.ca Nancy Richards, Assistant Treasurernancy@huronshores.ca Allie Hoek, Accounting Assistantallie@huronshores.ca The Financial Department issues property tax bills two (2) times per year: Interim Tax Bills are issued at the beginning of March, with installments due the last business day in March and May. Taxes owing are calculated based on 50% of the previous year’s Total Taxes. Final Tax Bills are issued at the beginning of September, with installments due the last business day in September and November. Taxes owing are calculated based on the current assessment (established by MPAC), multiplied by the current year’s Tax Rate (established by Council), less the Interim Billing. Tax Bill Mailing Process The Municipality strives to ensure that all tax notices are mailed out on time and to the most recent address in the Municipal Tax Billing System. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure that payments are made in a timely manner, regardless of receipt of the tax notice. Address change forms can be found under Forms/Permits and must be submitted to the office. Note: Mailing address changes are shared with Municipal Property Assessment Corporation. (MPAC). If you have concerns regarding the assessed value of your property you may contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) to file a Request for Reconsideration (RfR). The deadline for submitting a Request for Reconsideration is printed on your Property Assessment Notice. To learn more about the RfR process and to download an application form please visit the MPAC website page. As a property owner, you will receive notices from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) about your property’s assessed value. Property owners can Update Mailing Address online with MPAC. Payment Methods: e-Transfer: The Municipality is set up for auto deposit Interac e-Transfers for tax payments as well as other payments. Funds can be sent to email@example.com Interac/Debit Card: Interac/Debit card services are available at the Municipal Office. Fees may apply. E-Payments: Online payments are available through eBilling. Setup your account by following the step-by-step instructions below. Pay each tax bill individually. When paying please include your 19-digit roll number without any dashes (e.g. 5724000001135790000). Allow two (2) business days to receive your account confirmation. Note: a fee will be charged by the provider for this service. Canadian Financial Institution: Payment may be remitted via your financial institution branch, by telephone or online. Note: When paying taxes online or by telephone, if you have more than one tax bill, to ensure the correct amounts are applied to the respective tax bills. Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD) Tax Payment Program: Ratepayers can voluntarily enter into a program, authorizing your financial institution to make property tax payments on your behalf through automatic withdrawals from your bank account. Please click here to download the required form and learn more about this payment option. Cash or cheques, in Canadian funds are also accepted. Tax Certificate Request A tax certificate shows the current tax status of a property. Request a tax certificate in writing or through our online request form. Please send $50.00 fee by: MailMunicipality of Huron ShoresPO Box 460, Iron Bridge, ON, P0R 1H0 CourierMunicipality of Huron Shores7 Bridge Street, Iron Bridge, ON, P0R 1H0 Electronic Funds Transfereft@huronshores.ca In PersonMunicipality of Huron Shores 7 Bridge Street, Iron Bridge, ON, P0R 1H0 *Note* It takes up to three days to get a tax certificate after we receive your request and fee. If requesting a rush on a tax certificate request the fee is increase to $75.00. What to include with the request: Along with proof of payment, please provide the following information on your written request: Property address and legal description Roll number Owner’s name Closing date (if applicable) Public Sector Salary Disclosure The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) requires that, under the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, 1996, Municipalities must annually disclose the salaries of any employees earning $100,000.00 or more. Please click on the link below to view the Statement advising that the Municipality of Huron Shores has no employee salaries to disclose for the calendar year 2022. Statement of Number of Employee Salaries to Disclose Statement of Council Remuneration and Expenses 2020 Council Remuneration 2021 Council Remuneration 2022 Council Remuneration Financial Services Tax Rates and Ratios By-law #23-28 – Establish 2023 Tax RatiosBy-law 23-29 – Establish 2023 Tax Rates – Schedule “A” 2023 Budget The 2023 budget has resulted in a 6.05% increase to the overall residential tax rate. View By-law #23-29 that establishes the 2023 Tax Rates. The 2023 Tax Rates were established by Council at the June 14, 2023, Regular Meeting. Financial Statements The Municipality’s 2022 Financial Statements, as prepared and presented by municipal auditor KPMG LLP, were approved at the June 14, 2023 Regular Meeting of Council via Resolution #23-14-16. The 2022 Financial Statements for the year ended December 31st, 2022, are now available for viewing at the Municipal Office during regular office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or by clicking on the links below. Huron Shores 2022 Financial Statement Asset Management Policy and Plan The Municipal Capital Asset Management Plan received update in 2022 and the Asset Management Policy was approved at the June 12, 2019, Regular Meeting via By-law #19-38. In addition, please view the Capital Asset Summary Worksheets.