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Burlington City Council Approves 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw

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Please see the media release below issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — April 26, 2019 — Burlington City Council approved the 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw at its meeting on April 25, 2019. The bylaw allows the City to bill 2019 property taxes and set payment due dates for final tax bills on June 20 and Sept. 20, 2019.

The 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw reflects the budget processes of both the City and Halton Region. The province provides the education tax rates. The overall tax increase is 1.96 per cent or $15.08 for each $100,000 of urban residential assessment. Tax impacts will vary by property based on actual changes in the assessed value of the property relative to others. 

2018 and 2019 Urban Residential Property Taxes per $100,000 Current Value Assessment (CVA)

Property Taxes
20182019
City – General$325.41$339.02
City – Hospital$10.01$6.43
Subtotal City Purposes$335.42$345.45
Region – General (incl. Waste Management)$172.75$176.24
Region – Police$99.52$101.08
Subtotal Region of Halton Purposes$272.27$277.32
Education Purposes$161.00$161.00
Total$768.69$783.77

Quick Facts

  • The City of Burlington collects property taxes for the City, Halton Region and the Halton district school boards. The total combined tax levy for all three entities is approximately $417 million. The City’s levy is $166 million; the City collects $134 million on behalf of Halton Region; and $117 million on behalf of the Halton district school boards. The taxes levied for Halton Region and the Halton district school boards are remitted to them.
  • The City of Burlington continues to provide an option for Burlington taxpayers to receive their property tax bills electronically through eposttm at www.epost.ca.
  • The City of Burlington has one of the lowest residential property taxes in the Greater Toronto Area while still providing excellent services and high resident satisfaction.
  • There is a phased reduction in the hospital tax levy as the City continues to meet our $60 million obligation.

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MY TAKE:

I’m very pleased that Burlington City Council was able to deliver the lowest tax increase to our residents in eight years, while increasing funding for infrastructure, reducing the operating budget and adding high-value community initiatives. These are never easy discussions to have, but Council and City staff have done incredible work for the community, including investments in renewing infrastructure, increased access to improved transit, and the protection of our tree canopy — all delivered by a 2.99 per cent increase in the city’s tax portion, which drops to 1.94 per cent when combined with tax increases from Halton Region and the boards of education.

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2 thoughts on “Burlington City Council Approves 2019 Tax Levy Bylaw”

  1. Norman Johnston

    Yes, nice to note that combined Burlington City and Regional
    tax increase is close to Inflation numbers although
    Water Tax still much higher than inflation numbers. Glad to
    note that Regional Police Budget is close to Inflation rises after
    many years of budgets well in excess of Inflation despite significant
    Declines in crime rates, While I am opposed to the creation of a super
    CIty of Halton there are cost savings in the consolidation of some common
    Services; viz Fire services and electric services. If Police and Water Services
    Work well on a consolidated basis ,why not Fire and Electric services ??

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