Consultations: Provincial Land Tax (PLT) Highlights (2013)

PLT is the property tax paid in unincorporated areas of Northern Ontario

Taxable properties: 63,000

taxable properties

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Inside & outside school boards

inside and outside school boards

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Households - Number of households: 43,200

Assessed Residential Property Values in Unincorporated Areas

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PLT paid in unincorporated areas

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PLT Revenue and Provincial Expenditures in Unincorporated Areas

On behalf of unincorporated areas, the Province contributes an additional $65 million on services over and above the normal Provincial-municipal cost-sharing for services.

Breakdown of additional Provincial spending on behalf of unincorporated areas

breakdown of additional Provincial spending

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* PLT Administration includes costs of assessment services.
** Other includes costs of affordable housing, planning boards, Crown land management, waste disposal sites and fire suppression on Crown land.

PLT revenue covers only a portion of this additional expenditure on services

PLT revenue

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Chart 1:

Modified pie chart illustrating that the vast majority of properties (93 per cent) are residential.  The breakdown of the other property classes illustrated in the chart is as follows:

  • Commercial/Industrial properties – 5%
  • Pipeline 0.2%
  • Others 2%

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Chart 2:

Modified pie chart illustrating that two thirds of properties (69 per cent) are located inside schoolboard areas.  31 per cent of properties are located outside school board areas.

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Chart 3:

Bar chart illustrating the assessed residential property values in unincorporated areas, excluding vacant land.

  • 21 per cent have an assessed value of less than $50,000
  • 27 per cent have an assessed value between $50,000 and $100,000.
  • 21 per cent have an assessed value between $100,000 and $150,000.
  • 12 per cent have an assessed value between $150,000 and $200,000.
  • 11 per cent have an assessed value between $200,000 and $300,000.
  • 6 per cent have an assessed value between $300,000 and $500,000.
  • 2 per cent have an assessed value of greater than $500,000.

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Chart 4:

Bar chart illustrating the distribution of PLT paid in unincorporated areas (includes all unincorporated area business and residential properties that pay PLT).

  • 48 per cent of properties pay less than $50
  • 31 per cent of properties pay between $50 and $200.
  • 12 per cent of properties pay between $200 and $350.
  • 4 per cent of properties pay between $350 and $500.
  • 4 per cent of properties pay greater than $500.

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Chart 5:

Modified pie chart providing a breakdown of the additional Provincial spending ($65 million) on services on behalf of unincorporated areas. 

  • Policing (OPP) $22M
  • Land Ambulance and Public Health (DSSAB) $8M
  • Ontario Works, Social Housing and other DSSAB services $14M
  • LRB and LSB (Provincial contribution) $14M
  • PLT Administration* $3M
  • Other** $5M

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Chart 6:

Horizontal bar chart illustrating that PLT revenue of $11 million covers only a portion of the $65 million of additional provincial expenditure over and above the normal Provincial-municipal cost-sharing for services.

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