Municipal Taxes

2022 Tax Payments

1st installment: March 15, 2022

2nd installment: May 13, 2022

3rd installment: August 12, 2022

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 up to $53,200;
    • 1% of the transaction value for the above $53,200 and up to $266,200 bracket.
  • Municipal By-Law number 292 (in French only) now fixes the rate at
    • 1.5% of the transaction value up to $500,000;
    • 2% of the transaction value up to $750,000;
    • 2.5% of the transaction value up to $1,000,000;
    • 3% of the transaction value up to $999,999,999.99.