Tax Instalment Prepayment Plan

The Tax Instalment Prepayment Plan (TIPP) automatically deducts the property taxes you owe from your bank account.

The TIPP offers two ways to prepay your taxes:

  • Monthly balance
  • Balance only

The plan helps you pay next year's taxes conveniently. No more forgotten or last-minute payments!

Important note The TIPP can't be used to pay current or overdue taxes, so make sure the tax notice is paid before you submit your application. 

 The TIPP can't be used to pay your Empty Homes Tax (Vacancy Tax).

Property tax due dates

Advance taxes: February 4, 2020

Main taxes: July 3, 2020

Home owner grant: July 3, 2020

How much do you owe?

Set up an online account. You will need your access code. It can be found on your tax notice.

Log in to your account

Get your property tax account balance. No login or registration required.

Monthly and balance plan

Up to 10 equal monthly instalments are withdrawn from your bank account on the first day of each month, starting in August and ending in May. There's no withdrawal in June.

Any outstanding taxes will be withdrawn on the second day of:

  • February to pay the advance tax notice
  • July to pay the main tax notice

Balance only plan

Two payments are withdrawn from your bank account on the tax due dates, the second business day in:

  • February
  • July

Apply for the plan

1. Make sure you qualify

To qualify for the TIPP, you need to:

  1. Have a Canadian dollar chequing account at any Canadian bank
  2. Pay all current and overdue taxes before submitting your application

 Please contact us prior to submitting an application if you currently pay your taxes through the deferment program or your mortgage.

2. Complete the application form

Download the application (161 KB)

If you can't print the form, come in person to Revenue Services (see location on this page).

3. Send your form and a void cheque

Email, fax, mail, or drop off:

  • Your completed and signed application form
  • A personalized void cheque or a bank-stamped debit authorization form

Note Send them at least 30 days before the start of a payment date.

4. Remember to claim your home owner grant every year

Claim your home owner grant every year that you're eligible before the July due date to avoid a 5 per cent penalty.

Change or cancel the plan, including when selling your property

Missed a payment?

We may charge you an administration fee if you miss a payment for any reason (insufficient funds, closing your account without letting us know – any reason that could result in your payment being returned).

We may also cancel your participation in the Tax Instalment Prepayment Plan if you dishonour two consecutive payments.