You have an extra two months to pay your taxes in Bracebridge.
The Town has taken steps to provide financial support for those negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At its first-ever electronic Council meeting Wednesday, councillors decided to waive penalties that would have been charged for the non-payment of 2020 interim taxes which are due by March 31st, 2020.
Council’s decision removes any penalties and interest charged on non-payment until May 31, 2020, deferring the requirement to pay for two months.
Town staff are also investigating additional measures that could be taken to support residents as part of the 2020 final tax billing, normally due by August 31st.
Mayor Graydon Smith says the impacts of the pandemic are far-reaching and affect people in many different ways, including economically.
“Council has taken quick and decisive action to ensure we are not penalizing property owners if they are unable to make their interim property tax payment on time,” he said.
The penalty waiving was taken to support those most in need.
Property owners that have the means to make their payment by the due date of March 31st are encouraged to do so.
Remember, property taxes fund many municipal and school board services that continue to be provided.