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Our mandate is to manage the financial resources of the School Board in a manner to support the schools, centres and services in their respective objectives and mandates. Our mandate also includes services to our taxpayers with respect to school taxes.
General information to taxpayers
School Tax Calculation
School taxes are calculated using the Standardized Assessment (municipal valuation multiplied by the standardized factor) of properties as required by section 310 of the Education Act. Municipal valuations are obtained from the municipal rolls and appear on your municipal tax bills.
In order to reduce the impact of the increase in property valuations on school taxes, school boards average increases over the same period as municipalities, that is to say 2, 3 or 4 years.
School boards that have a total taxation billing less than the taxation ceiling calculated by the Ministry must charge the maximum rate of $0.35 per $100 valuation in order to receive the maximum equalization grant from the government.
The school tax is payable in two equal amounts if the total is equal to or greater than $300.
Pertinent sections of the education act
Section 310: The tax base of the school board is the standardized assessment of taxable immovables.
Section 315 & 316: School taxes are payable 31 days from the mailing of the tax bill. The current portion of school taxes in amounts equal to or greater than $300.00 are payable in two equal payments. If the first payment is not received by the due date, the entire amount becomes due immediately and incurs interest.
Section 317: No school board may waive the payment of school taxes or interest.
Section 325 and following: Recovery of school taxes.
Standardization factor: Figure provided to the municipalities by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs which determines the level of the municipal roll as a whole compared to actual value.
School tax rate: Rate allowed by the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport for the funding of part of the school board's operating budget.
Standardized Assessment: Municipal valuation multiplied by the standardization factor.
Change of ownership
The new owner must pay this bill before the due date even if it is addressed to the previous owner in order to avoid paying interest charges. If you are not the owner of the immoveable for which this bill has been issued, please forward this bill to the new owner or return it to us.
Taxpayers to an English school board
a) Parents with a child (or children) attending a school (or schools) of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board must pay the taxes to the school board;
b) Taxpayers who choose to be on the voting list of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board must pay taxes to the school board (a form has to be completed to register on the voting list); or
c) Non-residents who chose to pay to the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board in 2016-2017 or prior to April 1, 2016.
Choice for school tax purposes
A property owner whose children have been admitted to the educational services of a school board having jurisdiction over the territory where the property is located MUST pay school taxes to that school board. When the children of a property owner are admitted to the educational services of the two school boards having jurisdiction over the territory where the property is located, the payment of taxes to each board is proportional to the number of children admitted to the educational services of each board.
By virtue of the Education Act, a property owner who does not have children admitted to the educational services of a school board having jurisdiction over the territory where the property is located may pay school taxes to the school board of his/her choice. Such choice takes effect the following school year and must be done by April 1 of each year.
Payment of school taxes
|Rates||Interest rate||Due date||Date billing is mailed|
$0.33992 per $100 valuation;
|15%|| August 15 & |
November 4 (no reminders will be sent)
|July 6, 2016|
Methods of Payment:
1. At most major banking institutions (counter, automatic teller or internet) using the reference number starting with 02584 (20 digits).
2. Cheque mailed to address on cashier's stub.
3. Foreign payers are to write to email@example.com to obtain bank transfer information.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT ACCEPT ANY PAYMENTS AT THE SCHOOL BOARD.
Notice to taxpayers who received revised bills after April 1, 2016: Your 2016-2017 annual bill may not contain all of the amounts owing on your account. Please consult the invoices previously received.
NO PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD WILL BE ACCEPTED.
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Online tax bill
The school tax bill is now available online by clicking the button "visitor". Please note that past due balances, including interest charges, are not included on the annual school tax bill. The taxation department must be contacted to obtain the current balance due.
Notaries and Financial Institutions
There is a 20$ fee PER ROLL NUMBER requested. Please note that enquiries are NOT accepted by telephone.
All requests for information must be made in writing by mail with attached cheque, or sent by fax at 450 965-1670 or if you have a credit balance in your account, you can make a request by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Electronic Access for Notaries
For notaries, our taxation software permits the electronic consultation and printing of a tax statement of a property. Please call the School Tax Department in order to obtain the pertinent information.
ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE THROUGH YOUR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
NO PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Financial Resources Department
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
235, montée Lesage
Phone : 450 621-5600 extension 1341
Toll free : 1 866 621-5600 extension 1341
Fax : 450 965-1670
Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer hours from July 4 to August
Monday to Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon
Offices will be closed from July 25 to August 5, 2016