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City of Kingston to defer final property tax billing

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In an effort to help alleviate financial pressures being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Kingston is deferring the final property tax payment for 2020.

That payment would normally be due on the last day of June, however, recognizing the financial strain many property owners are experiencing due to the pandemic, the City is deferring it. Additional information on the alternate timeline for final billing and tax relief benefits will be communicated to the public once available, the City of Kingston said in a press release on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

“The City recognizes this is a difficult time for many of our taxpayers, and we are reviewing alternate timelines for the final billing,” Jeff Walker, Manager of Taxation and Revenue for the City of Kingston said in a statement. “We are also looking at opportunities for tax relief strategies to help alleviate some of the financial pressures that property owners may be experiencing because of the pandemic.”

Those taxpayers concerned about paying their property tax bill are encouraged to join the City’s per-authorized payment plan, or to call the City at 613-546-000 to discuss payment options and financial assistance.

Although the City’s Payment Centre locations remain closed, property owners are can make payments using one of the following means:

  • Through online banking.
  • Through their financial institution.
  • Using the City’s drop boxes at 1211 John Counter Blvd. or at City Hall’s Market Street entrance.
  • For taxation or other payments by mail, send a cheque to: City of Kingston Taxation, PO Box 640, Kingston, ON, K7L 4X1.

“Property taxes ensure that the City can continue to provide essential services,” the City said.

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