Municipal Taxes

2019 Tax Payments

1st installment: March 15, 2019 2nd installment: May 17, 2019 3rd installment: August 2, 2019

See tax rates for the current year and prior years.

Duties on Transfers of Immovables

Listed below are the main aspects of this income source, commonly known as the “welcome tax”, which municipalities are required to collect under provincial legislation:

  • For every property transaction, buyers are taxed according to the standardized property value or the sale price of the property. The amount of this duty is indicated by the notary at the time of the transaction.
  • Provincial legislation now fixes the rate at
    • 0.5% of the transaction value for the first $50,400;
    • 1% of the transaction value for the above-$50,400-and-under-$251,800 bracket;
    • 1.5% of the transaction value for the above-$251,800 bracket.