Interim property taxes are due and payable on or before April 1, 2019. Property tax notices were mailed on February 28, 2019. Please contact the tax administrator if you have not received your notice by March 8, 2019.
**Online payments are now available through TD Bank. Other banks will be operational soon.**
Taxes must be paid
Certified cheques or money orders shall be made payable to the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.
Taxes that are not paid by April 1, 2019 shall incur a penalty of 10% and interest at 1.25% per month, not to exceed 15% per year, until paid or recovered.
The filing of an assessment appeal does not remove the obligation to pay taxes by the due date.
To notify us of any changes to your address, please complete and submit the Change of Address Form
Link to Change of Address Form
Failure to receive your property tax bill does not mean you do not have to pay property taxes. You are responsible for any amounts that come due and any penalty and interest charged on these amounts.
GIFN Property Tax Administration is looking to compile an email contact list to be able to provide email communications in addition to postal, website and other communication methods. This list will only be used for property tax administration purposes and will not be disclosed, sold or licensed to third parties. If you would like to be added to the GIFN Property Tax Administration Email Contact List, please send an email with your contact information to email@example.com
The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Property Taxation Law, 2018 and the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Property Assessment Law, 2018 have been approved by the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) on July 12, 2018 and came into force July 13, 2018. GIFN laws are also available on the First Nations Gazette web site www.fng.ca.
Property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of your property by the property tax rate. GIFN property tax rates are established each year in the GIFN annual rates law. There will be a four year transition period to allow taxpayers time to adjust from the $750 annual service fee to assessment based property tax. Details of the transition plan for each tax district are included in the GIFN property tax law.
If you have questions about GIFN property tax administration, contact Stephanie Big Canoe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (705) 437-1337 at the GIFN band office.
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