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Taxation

The Tax Department of the Municipality of the County of Victoria is responsible for the maintenance of the assessment roll, property taxes and tax collection.

Director of Taxation - Pauline Davis
Assistant Tax Collector - Cathi MacKenzie
Tax Clerk - Lauri Macaulay

 

PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENT PROGRAM (covid-19)

The municipality is offering a one-time property tax installment program for owners of residential and commercial properties negatively affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

You qualify if you are the owner of:
• a residential property that is your primary residence and you have experienced a significant reduction in income due to the State of Emergency;
• a residential property where you are a registered Tourism Operator with Tourism Nova Scotia for the 2019 tourist season (excludes AirBNBs and other accommodations marketing platforms);
• a residential property that is rented to one or more tenants, and you have experienced a significant reduction in rental income from the property due to the State of Emergency;
• taxable commercial properties (shopping, office, industrial, farm) who have experienced financial hardship through loss of revenue related to the State of Emergency

For more information on how the program works and how to apply: Victoria County Tax Installment Program

Victoria County Tax Installment Application Form

Victoria County Tax Installment Policy

Deadline to submit an application to this program is September 30, 2020.

 

Payment of Property Taxes

Victoria County TAX payments can be made the following ways:

  • Cash - please do not send cash in the mail.
  • Cheques - made payable to 'Municipality of Victoria' and include the stub. Postdated cheques are accepted & held by the Tax Dept.
  • Debit card
  • On-Line banking
  • Credit Card - Visa & MasterCard are accepted through Paymentus, a third-party automated payment system. A 1.75% service charge will be added to any credit card payments. A valid email address is required. Credit Card payments can also be made through Paymentus toll-free telephone line by calling 1-855-748-6067.

Please include your tax account number with all payment types.

PAY NOW with a credit card.

Please note: Payment is deemed to be made on the date the cheque is received in the Tax Department not on the date of mailing. Payments received after the due date will incur penalty/interest charges.

Municipal Tax Exemption ( Low Income)  & Provincial Tax Rebate for Seniors

Municipal Tax Exemption: New forms & info for 2020 will be uploaded in the coming days.

Tax Certificate - $20.00


Change of Ownership

Our responsibility is to forward the tax bill to the property owner as it appears on the assessment of the current year. If you have purchased a property or have changed your address, please contact the tax office to update us regarding this change. If you have not received a tax bill, please contact the Tax Department at 902-295-3231.

Assessment

Assessment is the responsibility of Property Valuation Services Corporation.  If you have any questions regarding your assessment, please contact the Regional Assessment Office at:

Tel: 902-563-2150
Toll Free number 1-800-380-7775

Property Valuation Services Corporation

Receipts

Receipts will be issued by request only.

Tax Billing due date for 2020

Due to COVID-19, property taxes are due this year on September 30, 2020. ( Taxation fiscal year is April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021)

2020-2021 County Tax Rates
Residential - $1.22
Commercial - $2.12
Resource Property - $1.22

Residential - Village of Baddeck Area Rate - 0.21
Commercial - Village of Baddeck Area Rate - 0.25
Fire Protection Area Rate - .075

Village of Baddeck Rates

Residential - 1.22 (County) + .21 (Village Tax Rate) + .075 (Fire Protection) = 1.505
Commerical - 2.12 (County) + .25 (Village Tax Rate) + .075 (Fire Protection = 2.445

Please Note: Village of Baddeck Area Rates are added to County rates.

Interest Charges

Interest charges will be added to installments not paid by due date at the rate of 0.83% on the first day of each month in which default continues.

Office Hours: 8:30 am. - 4:30 pm.
Payment Wicket Hours: 8:30 am. - 4:00 pm.