The City of Belleville's Finance - Revenue & Taxation Section is responsible for the billing of interim, final
and supplementary property taxes; tax, and miscellaneous receivables; payment processing and cashiers; review and appeal of property assessment information received from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC); and property tax policy.
This site will explain who sets property taxes, where the information comes from upon which property taxes are based, who plays what role in the process leading from the creation of taxation policy to your tax bill, and many other tax questions.
The City collects property taxes on behalf of the City of Belleville and the Province of Ontario (Education). Each level of Government is responsible for its own tax rates.
The City Revenue & Taxation Section offers Pre-Authorized payment plans, Rebates for special circumstances etc., application forms these are available online within the General Application Forms area.
Assessment and Tax Legislation - Province of Ontario
The Provincial Government sets the legislative framework for assessment and taxation in Ontario. It does this by creating legislation, called Provincial Statutes. The Government also creates regulations, which are authorized under the Statutes. The principal ministry involved in setting assessment and taxation policies is the Ministry of Finance, through the Assessment and Municipal Acts. These laws may be viewed at www.eLaws.ca.
Assessed Value - Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is responsible for assessing all property in Ontario. It operates under the authority of the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Act. Every municipality in Ontario is a member of the Corporation. The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors who are appointed by the Minister of Finance. MPAC does not set assessment policy but it does administer these policies. Its main responsibility is to calculate assessment values and to classify properties according to their use, for each of the over four million properties in Ontario. These values are also provided to municipalities on an annual assessment roll. The City, Region and the Province use these values when they calculate property taxes and education taxes.
Additions and improvements to your property will create a change to the market value. For questions concerning assessment and property valuation, please contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation office (MPAC). Call 1-866-296-6722 or visit the MPAC web site at www.mpac.ca.
Tax Rates - City of Belleville
2013 Property Tax Rates (Schedule)
The City of Belleville sets Urban & Rural tax rates, yearly upon completion of the City of Belleville's Budget process. All ratepayers are taxed equally on the Core and Ontario Provincial Education Rates. Police, Fire, Transit, Street Lighting and Debt Annexation rates are based on services offered/charged within the specific area that your property is located. Furthermore, as Belleville is within the County of Hastings, portions of their budget process for applicable services are included within the tax rates.
Our "Residential Tax Calculator" is updated yearly to reflect the new City of Belleville - Residential Tax Rates, it also calculates the prior year's tax distribution figures for comparison purposes.
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