2020 Final Installment Property Tax Deferral application

Program details

The City of Kitchener has introduced the 2020 Final Installment Property Tax Deferral program to provide additional relief to those that are experiencing financial hardship as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City has already waived penalties and interest for the months of April, May, and June which has provided immediate relief for all taxpayers. This program is available as an additional measure for those who may still be struggling financially as a result of COVID-19. It is intended to give residents and businesses extra time to pay their final tax bills if needed by extending final due dates by 60 days. The program is available to all property classes, but eligibility criteria is outlined in the application form below.

The deadline for submitting an application is July 31, 2020. All applications must be submitted by the property owner. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation by email that your application has either been approved or declined. If you are applying to this program and currently pay your property taxes through the monthly pre-authorized payment plan, you will be removed from the plan once your application is approved. Once your taxes have been paid in full, you will be required to submit a new pre-authorized payment plan application by December 15, 2020 for the 2021 tax year if you wish to re-enroll. If you currently pay your property taxes through the due date pre-authroized payment plan, you will remain on the plan and your withdrawal dates will be deferred to the revised due dates once your application is approved. Please note the application must be received at least five business days prior to the next withdrawal date, or else the pre-authorized withdrawal will proceed. If your mortgage company pays your property taxes, you are responsible for contacting your financial institution directly to advise them to delay your payments if your application is approved.

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