Montreal delays property tax deadline to June 1

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Montreal is suspending the deadline for paying property taxes by three months.

Benoît Dorais, the chairman of town’s govt committee, made the announcement on the finish of the weekly govt committee assembly Wednesday.

As a substitute of getting to make the primary tax cost March 1, householders and companies now have till June 1 to make the cost.

“We are going to give all taxpayers a break by guaranteeing that the primary cost will be made on June 1 and the second on Sept. 1,” Dorais mentioned.

“We all know the pandemic received’t magically go away, so that is a part of the totally different actions that we’re taking,” he added.

The postponement will likely be permitted by the municipal council, which subsequent meets on Jan. 25, he mentioned.

In June, Montreal postponed the deadline for paying the second instalment of the 2020 tax bill till September.

The opposition at metropolis corridor mentioned it helps the tax deferral. Montreal’s unemployment price has jumped to eight.1 per cent, in comparison with 5.9 per cent in February 2020, famous opposition finance critic Alan DeSousa. Two million Quebecers have utilized for the Canada Emergency Response Profit, whereas 690,000 have taken benefit of the Canada Restoration Profit.

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