Pre-authorized Payment Plan
The Pre-authorized Payment Plan allows ratepayers to take advantage of automatic withdrawal to ensure timely payment of property taxes. The City has two payment options available:
- Payments on the Due Dates - Taxes are billed bi-annually (interim and final) with two installment due dates each. These dates have traditionally been the last regular business day in the months of February, April, June and September. Under this option, payments would be withdrawn from your account on the specified due date. (Please note that these dates may vary due to changes in provincial regulations.)
- Monthly or Semi-monthly Payments No Arrears Status - Accounts without arrears may have their installments withdrawn on the 1st or 15th of each month or, on the 1st and 15th of each month.
These programs continue until the ratepayer chooses to withdraw from the program or other conditions arise to cause termination.
Enrollment is allowed at most times throughout the year. Accounts in arrears may use the same withdrawal date provisions as above but they are required to negotiate arrangements before sign-up and annually at the end of the year.
Calculation of Payment
Payments are calculated by taking the projected or current taxes on a property and pro-rating the amount over the number of months left in the year (i.e., Tax Levy $2400 / 12 months = $200 per month)
If a change in the amount is required, the City will notify participants in writing prior to the change. This notice will be sent in time to negotiate or withdraw, if necessary, before the transaction going to your account.
Participants continue to receive tax bills for income tax receipt purposes.
How to Enroll
To enroll in this program, print and complete the enrollment form:
A void cheque must accompany the application.
Electronic sign-up is possible by faxing or scanning a copy of the cheque with the signed application.
How to make changes
If you are already enrolled in our pre-authorized payment plan and require a change to your banking information, withdrawal date, cancellation, or other, please complete the Change Form. Submit the form by email, fax, mail or in person at least 21 days prior to your scheduled pre-authorized withdrawal date to ensure that changes are processed in time.
1st Floor, West Wing, City Hall
50 Centre Street South, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 3Z7