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We're looking to hear from our business community about how you are doing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Have you come up with unique new operations that you want to showcase and share with with others in the community?

We have a series of discussion topics below and an ideas section to encourage our businesses to interact with each to share best practices or solutions to challenges to you are facing. We encourage you to be positive and keep the dialogue constructive and help one another throughout this difficult time.

We're looking to hear from our business community about how you are doing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Have you come up with unique new operations that you want to showcase and share with with others in the community?

We have a series of discussion topics below and an ideas section to encourage our businesses to interact with each to share best practices or solutions to challenges to you are facing. We encourage you to be positive and keep the dialogue constructive and help one another throughout this difficult time.

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    Can the commercial taxes for mainstreet east be lowered for March, April and mostlikely longer time?

    pancha asked 6 months ago

    Cancelling/lowering commercial or residential property taxes for a period of time or in a designated geographic area is not permissible under the Municipal Act. This Act governs all municipalities in Ontario. 

    Here is the section of Municipal Act that speaks to this.

    For example: Provide a refund or reduction in Property taxes for commercial properties for the period of time when they were not able to operate.

    • Section 106 (2)(d) of the Municipal Act, “the Municipality shall not grant assistance by giving a total or partial exemption from any levy, charge or fee” For any manufacturing business, commercial or industrial enterprise.
    • Section 307 (1) “Taxes to be levied equally” - the provision of the Act provides that the Municipality must levy taxes on the assessment as a whole and cannot differentiate between different classes of property


    Town Council and Staff are working diligently to identify ways to reduce the financial burden being felt by residents and businesses in Huntsville 

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Can the commercial property taxes be canceled for March and April

    pancha asked 6 months ago

    Cancelling commercial or residential property taxes for a period of time is not permissible under the Municipal Act. This Act governs all municipalities in Ontario. 

    Here is the section of Municipal Act that speaks to this.

    For example: Provide a refund or reduction in Property taxes for commercial properties for the period of time when they were not able to operate.

    • Section 106 (2)(d) of the Municipal Act, “the Municipality shall not grant assistance by giving a total or partial exemption from any levy, charge or fee” For any manufacturing business, commercial or industrial enterprise.
    • Section 307 (1) “Taxes to be levied equally” - the provision of the Act provides that the Municipality must levy taxes on the assessment as a whole and cannot differentiate between different classes of property


    Town Council and Staff are working diligently to identify ways to reduce the financial burden being felt by residents and businesses in Huntsville