City of Brampton gives residents ability to defer taxes and waives all penalties for five months

Written by Ragini Joshi

Published on : March 21, 2020 2:12




City of Brampton gives residents ability to defer taxes and waives all penalties for five months

BRAMPTON, ON (March 21, 2020) –Today, the City of Brampton waived the interest and late fees on tax payments for the five-month period of March 18 to August 19, 2020 in response to COVID-19. This decision will be ratified at a future council meeting.

Under section 3.8 of the City’s Emergency Management Plan during an emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, authority has been provided to the City to take such actions “as may be required to protect life, property, the environment, and the economy within the boundaries of the City of Brampton.”

This and the announcement regarding the changes to Brampton Transit service are consistent with the City’s continued priority during the COVID-19 emergency to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.

Residents and businesses should note the following:

• Neither interest nor late fees will be charged for the second installment of taxes, which was due on March 18, or for the third instalment, which is due on April 22.
• Those who sent postdated cheques to the City for their April tax installment and would like to cancel the payment may do so by calling 311 by April 15.
• April installments for April 1, 15 and 22 will be withdrawn for those who have preauthorized tax payments through their bank. Those who have pre-authorized tax payments for May can cancel their installment by calling 311. In order to resume the pre-authorized payment at a later date, the payment holder will need to re-apply to the City.
• Tax payments will continue to be accepted and processed by the City. View a full list of payment options here.

For any inquiries, use this form.

Quotes

“Brampton Council understands the real financial pain and struggle our residents are going to be facing during this pandemic. This is why we are giving every resident who wishes the opportunity to defer property taxes with no penalty for five months. We work for you and we heard loud and clear this was something the community wanted during this period of economic adversity.”

– Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The City has its community’s needs top of mind, especially during this challenging time. We are responding quickly and effectively to best serve Brampton’s residents and businesses. While City facilities are closed, several services and supports remain available in alternative ways.”

– David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton