On June 13, 2017, Gatineau Municipal Council adopted an exceptional measure to defer the second municipal tax instalment scheduled for June 30, 2017 on properties located in an affected area further to the spring 2017 flooding, as follows: 50% of the instalment on February 2, 2018, and 50% of the instalment on July 3, 2018.
For additional information, please consult the following questions and answers:
Every property located in the affected areas listed in appendix IV of by-law 798‑1‑2017 with municipal taxes due on June 30, 2017. Maps of the affected areas are included in the by-law.
No, no invoice will be issued for the deferred amounts. The breakdown of the amount will be indicated under MESSAGE IMPORTANT – Autres factures déjà émises à payer prochainement on your 2018 tax account, which you will receive in January. Simply add that amount to the one on your detachable stub for each 2018 annual instalment amount.
No, there will not be any late fee for the deferred second 2017 instalment if the full amount is received on or before February 2 and July 3, 2018 in accordance with the established modalities.
Yes, any amounts that are already in arrears will continue to accumulate late fees. Please call us if you would like to know your balance. A municipal tax payment reminder will be sent out in August 2017. Any municipal tax arrears will also appear on your 2018 tax bill.
Yes, even though the dates have been deferred, you can still pay at any time before those dates.
If the second 2017 instalment has already been arranged through automatic withdrawal or post-dated cheque, you should immediately contact the Service des finances at 819-243‑2400 to give us your instructions concerning that payment.
Value-based municipal taxes will be adjusted to any new values assigned by the Service de l'évaluation.
Lawyers are aware that the June 30, 2017 municipal taxes have been deferred. However, we recommend that you mention to your lawyer that your property is one of the ones located in the affected area for which Gatineau deferred the second 2017 instalment. This will enable your lawyer to allocate the necessary municipal taxes between the seller and the buyer of the property.