Tax Bill

Ville de Longueuil

Information concerning the 2014 tax bill

Towards a more human, a more efficient, and always a stronger city

For 2014, Longueuil has adopted means to go even further! It will thus become a more human, a more efficient, and always a stronger city.

The 2014 budget limits the average tax increase to 1%. Along with the dedicated 1% tax to revamp our infrastructures, this hike takes into account the ability to pay of Longueuil residents.

This budget is the result of the work undertaken by the city in 2010 to restore its financial situation. It represents the efforts made to limit expenditures and to increase revenues, which includes reducing the number of elected officials following the redistribution of the electoral map. It also reflects the city’s resolve to provide quality neighbourhood services at the best possible cost.

In 2013, the city implemented several major projects, including the Accès 65+ project that provides free public transit services to riders aged 65 and over, the implementation of the 311 service, the adoption of the first sustainable strategic development plan and, more recently, a new winter viability plan that provides for the snow clearing of 300 additional kilometres of sidewalks, overnight street parking, and a decreased use of road salts.

In 2014, we will continue our work in the same direction by opening the permanent public market and launching public consultations for the Longue Rive project whose objective is to provide access to the river to all residents.

Longueuil will also pursue the restoration of roads, buildings and parks with $172 million of investments in our common infrastructures. These improvements and new facilities will also contribute to the success of the 49th Finals of the Québec Games in August 2014.

2014 will therefore be a year filled with challenges, but mainly with opportunities for our city. Together, we will go further to make Longueuil a more human, a more efficient, and always a stronger city!

 

Longueuil responsibilities

Local responsibilities:

  • issuing of permits
  • recreation and culture
  • roads, water mains and sewers
  • town planning
  • waste collection and disposal
 

Agglomeration responsibilities:

  • economic development
  • emergency preparedness
  • fire protection
  • management of municipal water courses
  • municipal assessment
  • municipal court
  • police
  • provision of drinking water
  • public transit
  • recycling and disposal of waste material
  • social housing
  • waste water treatment (with the exception of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville)

Variable Rates

As allowed for under the Act Concerning Municipal Financing, tax bills are calculated in accordance with a system of variable tax rates set for each one of the following categories of property:

  • properties of 5 dwellings and less (residual category)
  • properties of 6 dwellings and over
  • non-residential properties (mainly commercial)
  • industrial properties
  • serviced, vacant lots
  • agricultural properties (in 2014, the tax rates is the same as that for the residual category)

 

Property taxes

Property taxes are used to finance services that are not the subject of a specific tax or tariff.

All property tax calculations are based on the value of the property (building and land), the rate is expressed in terms of each $100 worth of the value.

Infrastructure taxes

These taxes pay for:

  • road infrastructures,
  • parks and
  • municipal buildings.

Water supply rates

The following 2014 water supply rates apply to all assessment units served by the municipal water supply system, according to their respective building categories:

Building category Rate
Residual $30/pool
6 units + $30/pool
Non-residential $50/space
Industrial (less than 75% industrial use) $50/space
Industrial (75% + industrial use) $100/spacel

The swimming pool rate is a fixed annual amount. Pools installed during the year will be billed the following year. However, these fees are not refundable in cases where these pools are removed during the year.

Swimming pool rate

A $30 amount will be billed in 2014 to properties with a swimming pool.

If you wish to inform us that there is no longer a pool on the property, you must come in person to the Direction de l'évaluation, or download, fill our and return the form. If you install a pool, you must contact the Service des permis of the Direction de l’aménagement durable du territoire.

Debt tax

This tax is used to finance debt settlement whose mode of distribution is for all assessment units.

Tax to finance the quota share of the agglomeration

These taxes are used to finance services that fall under the responsibilities of the agglomeration. For more information, refer to the agglomeration responsibilities.

 

Sector Taxation

Sector taxes, or area taxes as they are sometimes referred to, are levied to reimburse loans taken out by the municipality to finance infrastructure work such as sewers, water mains, roads and street lighting. They apply to the sector where the residents benefit from these infrastructures. Such taxes vary over time according to the method used to pay off the loan. Additional information regarding sector taxes.

 

Surtax concerning agricultural land consolidation

This is a surtax concerning the consolidation of land and improvement of the agricultural zone in the Saint-Hubert sector. See Surtax concerning agricultural land consolidation for more details.

 

Payment of Tax Bills

For the year 2014:

Instalments

If the total amount of a tax bill is equal to or exceeds $300, the bill may be paid in four instalments.

These instalments must be paid no later than:

 
Tax Bill Instalments
1st  instalment
February 5, 2014
2nd  instalment
April 9, 2014
3rd  instalment
June 4, 2014
4th  instalment
August 6, 2014

Sending of the tax bill

Tax bills are sent out at the beginning of the year. Following the sale of a property, the new owner will not receive a tax bill or a statement in his or her name. The purchaser must ask the notary for a copy of the tax bills for the current year and enquire as to the state of the account at the Ville de Longueuil payment counter. You may also contact the Info-tax line at 450 463-7272. The fact that you have not received a tax bill does not relieve you from the responsibility of paying your taxes within the set time limits.

How to obtain a copy of your tax bill

To obtain a copy of your tax bill, consult the Assessment Roll - Taxation, or visit one of the services counters.

Methods of Payment

Cheques must be made out to Ville de Longueuil. You may include post-dated cheques with your first payment to cover later instalments. Each cheque will be cashed on the date indicated on the cheque. In this way, you will avoid standing in line at the payment counter or forgetting to pay later instalments. Don't forget to write the file number on each cheque (preferably on the back) and include the payment stub. Payments by cheque should be sent to the following address:

Ville de Longueuil
Taxation — Perception
P.O. Box 4000
Succursale l'Aéroport
Longueuil (Québec)   J4K 0A1

You may pay your taxes at a recognized financial institution, either at a teller's wicket or at the ATM. If you pay through your financial institution's Web site, you should choose Ville de Longueuil as the supplier and indicate the number for computerized payment that appears on each of the payment stubs. Please take care not to confuse payment of your school taxes with payment of your municipal taxes. These are two separate institutions. The number for the electronic payment varies depending on the type of bill to pay (property taxes, duties, other type of bills). We invite you to revise it with every payment. The majority of financial institutions offer Internet payment facilities. You must contact them concerning using this service.

You may also pay your taxes in person at one of the payment counters of Ville de Longueuil. Ville de Longueuil accepts payments by bank transfer, in Canadian funds only, for property owners who are resident overseas.

In many cases, it is the mortgage holder who pays the taxes. If a message appears at the bottom of your tax bill, your mortgage holder has been informed and must pay the taxes. However, if the tax bill includes arrears, it is the responsibility of the tax payer to pay the arrears and he or she must make sure that all payments are made before the due dates. If your mortgage holder's name does not appear on the tax bill, you must contact the company to make sure it will make your payment and to have your name added to the list that it sends to Ville de Longueuil for future payments. Your mortgage holder may ask you to supply a copy of your tax bill (how to obtain a copy of your tax bill). When the mortgage holder ceases to pay the taxes, the company must inform the city. Contact your mortgage holder to ensure that this notice is sent.

No receipt will be given. A copy of your bill is sufficient for your mortgage company and for your income tax requirements.

Arrears, interest rates and penalties

Interest (7%) and penalties (5%), for a combined rate of 12% are added to the unpaid balance on the due date. When a reimbursement is justified, only the interest portion is reimbursed. If you make your payments by mail, at an ATM at your financial institution, or via the Internet, please allow for necessary delays (at least two working days before the due date of the instalment).

Properties having arrears for which taxes have not been paid for the year 2012 will be sold during 2014 for non-payment of taxes. Public notices are published in the newspapers. Please contact the Info-Tax line at 450 463-7272.

Management Fees

Ville de Longueuil will bill the cost of banking services for cheques that are refused at the bank as well as for the withdrawal or deferment of post-dated cheques. These costs are $25 and $7.50 respectively.

A $25 fee will be applied when the reason for a refund is similar to another refund made for the same debtor within the past three years.

Change of Address

You may use the online change-of-address form or print one of the documents below and return them by mail or in person at a payment counter.

For any additional information, please contact the Info-Tax line at 450 463-7272.

For information concerning the property transfer tax and the suppletive tax, please consult the Property Transfer Tax section.

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