Cancellation of interest and penalties on outstanding tax account balances 

Council unanimously decided to cancel interest and penalties on outstanding tax account balances. The cancellation applies for the period extending from March 13 to September 1, 2020, and does not include duties on transfer.

 

Payment of municipal taxes

 

Following the reopening of the administrative offices, the taxation service is now able to receive citizens to make their tax payments. Also because of the measures taken to counter COVID-19, the Municipality recommends contactless payments whenever possible, but still allows citizens to come in person to make their payment.

To make your tax payment :

  • Online at your banking institution: You must select the Chelsea taxes supplier and add your registration number.
  • By cheque: By sending a cheque to the Municipality of Chelsea by mail or by depositing it in the mailbox at the visitors' entrance of Town Hall.  
  • By debit card or cash: You may come to the Town Hall during the opening hours to make payment at the tax desk.
  • Please note that the Municipality favours contactless payments, but now allows cash payments.​​​​​​​

 

 

MUNICIPAL TAXES
 

The payments deadlines for the municipal taxes are as follows:

  • March 1, 2020
  • May 1, 2020
  • July 1, 2020
  • September 1, 2020

 

YOUR TAX ACCOUNT EXPLAINED

To help you understand your tax bill, download the explanation document below.

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IMPORTANT: 

Recently, some citizens received a notice from the Municipality indicating that they had obtained a $20 credit on their tax bill. This amount had been charged to homeowners with a septic system with pumping station in anticipation of the 2020 emptying, however, this will not take place. Please note that this credit has been applied to your tax account for the year 2020. If your tax account had already been paid in full, this credit will be applied to your tax account for the year 2021. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

Municipal tax statements are mailed by the end of January.

Please advise us of any changes of address. Should you receive a statement for an immovable that you do not own, please return the bill and include the new owner's name and address. 

Accounts less than $300 are payable in a single payment within 30 days of the mailing date. 

Accounts equal to or greater than $300 may be paid in a single payment or by instalments, to a maximum of four equal payments: 

  • First instalment date for 2020: March 1st
  • Other instalments dates for 2020:  May 1st, July 1st and September 1st

 

IMPORTANT:  Any payment not made by the due date is subject to interest charges at the annual rate of 18%. A penalty of 0.5% per full month of delay is added to a maximum of 5% per year.

 

Receipts will be issued for payments in person only. 

Tax-o-Matic service:

Would you like to pay your taxes in 12, 24 or 52 preauthorized bank debits? Perceptech, a partner with the Fédération québécoise des municipalités, offers this opportunity through its tax management service. A minimum fee will apply.

For further information, visit their web page at perceptech.ca

 

Internet: 

You may pay your taxes online through most Canadian banking institutions. Find "Municipality of Chelsea" in their list of clients, and use the 18-digit registration number on your tax bill as a reference (ex: 5555-55-5555-5-555-5555).

 

Electronic Pre-authorized Payments: 

With your authorization, we will withdraw each tax instalment from the account of your choice. Simply fill up the form and return it by mail at 100, chemin Old Chelsea or by email at taxation@chelsea.ca.

 

By Mail: 

Write your assessment roll number on your cheques and return along with the appropriate detachable coupon or coupons. The cheques will be credited to your account and cashed on each due date. Please allow time for mailing. 

 

In Person: 

Come by the Municipal office, located at 100 Old Chelsea Road. If a coupon falls due on a day when the office is closed, you can make the payment on the next business day, without interest or penalty.

Taxes are calculated on the basis of the assessment roll as established by the MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais Assessment Department. The assessment roll is in effect for 2018, 2019 and 2020. 

As a property owner or tenant, you may contest your property assessment within the legally prescribed time limit. Should you wish to lodge a complaint following the tabling of the assessment roll, you must do so before May 1 of the first year for which the roll applies, using a form designed for this purpose. There may be other events or circumstances that could prompt you to contest the roll. To inquire about the applicable deadlines for such complaints, please call the Municipal Tax Department at 827-6205 or contact us by email at taxation@chelsea.ca

Certain properties are subject to local improvement taxes, in which case, the number of the appropriate borrowing by-law is shown.


DUTIES ON TRANSFER
 

Section 2 of the Act Respecting Duties on Transfers of Immovables, grants the Municipalities the authority to set the rates, by regulation, for this tax bracket. 

Following the adoption of By-law 1080-18, the transfer tax rate on the transfer of a building for the portion of the tax base exceeding $500,000 is set as follows:

  • 2% for properties between $500,000 and $749,999.99
  • 2.5% for properties between $750,000 and $999,999.999
  • 3% for properties over $1,000,000

 

Properties under $500,000 are taxed in accordance with provincial standards established by the Quebec Act duties on transfers of immovables. 

 

For information
Taxation and Finance Department