- How will the 2013 changes impact my provincial land tax bill?
- Are there any programs to reduce taxes?
Property valuation updates – known as reassessments – are conducted every four years. The 2012 reassessment updates property assessments from 2008 values (used for taxes from 2009 to 2012) to 2012 values. Assessment increases will be phased in from 2013 to 2016 while decreases will take effect immediately.
This reassessment will not result in any additional PLT revenue for the Province in 2013. Annual PLT revenue for the government of Ontario remains at approximately $10.7 million and the minimum tax per property remains at $6 per year.
However, approximately half of all properties in the unincorporated territory will see PLT increases, and half will see PLT decreases. Of those taxpayers who experience a PLT increase, 90 per cent will see a PLT increase of less than $20.
The phased in assessment values will also be used for Education Property Tax, Local Roads Board levies and Local Services Board levies.
PLT and education tax rebates are available for those who qualify including low-income seniors, low-income persons with disabilities, registered charities and for vacant commercial and industrial buildings. Additional details may be found on the Ministry of Finance website or by calling the Ministry at 1-866-400-2122.
In addition, the Ontario Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant is provided to help eligible senior homeowners with low and moderate incomes pay their property taxes. For more information regarding this grant please call 1-866-668-8297 or visit ontario.ca/seniortaxgrant.
To order a tax certificate, follow these steps:
- Download the application for tax certificate [PDF - 342 KB]
- Complete all fields
- Write a cheque or money order for $50.00, made payable to the “City of Thunder Bay”
- Send your completed application by mail to:
Ministry of Finance
Provinical Land Tax
PO Box 58
Thunder Bay ON P7C 0A5
The property tax assessment roll for the land located in non-municipal areas, also known as the unincorporated territory, can be accessed in a variety of ways:
The Ministry has made available an online tool where the current year's assessment roll is available, please click here - Online tool. Users can search by geographical area, roll number and property location. To protect the privacy of property owners, names are not listed.
Note: This information is to be used solely for the purpose of reviewing property assessment information in the context of the Assessment Act. In particular, you are not authorized to resell such information.
A hard copy of the property tax assessment roll for the unincorporated territory is available for viewing at the Ministry of Finance office in Toronto.
Property owners who have a Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC)’s AboutMyProperty account can access property tax assessment roll data online using their current User ID and password. Questions relating to this application should be directed to MPAC. For inquiries related to multiple listings or using assessment information for non-personal use, persons may contact MPAC regarding their products and services.