Pre-Authorized Payment Plans
Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) provides you with a convenient hassle free payment tax payment option.
PAP allows you the benefit of settling your tax bill without ever writing a cheque! With a Pre-Authorized Payment Plan funds are withdrawn directly from your bank account. No waiting in line at the bank, no mail-out delays, no running to the corner store for stamps. Minimize the hassle and join today.
The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley offers three plans to accommodate your needs.
The Monthly Plan is designed to spread your tax payments out over the year. Please note that new applications for the monthly plan will only be accepted to begin for the month of January and July. All new applications should be received at least 15 business days prior to the first scheduled withdrawl.
Accounts on the Due Date Plan continue to receive tax bills twice per year. The installment amounts shown on the bill are withdrawn on the due dates. This option would eliminate the need to send us post dated cheques. Your bill will indicate that you are on pre-authorized payment plan and would be marked as your receipt. Please note that new applications for the due date plan will be accepted through out the year however all new applications should be received at least 15 business days prior to the first scheduled withdrawl.
The Basic Plan is designed for accounts with existing tax arrears. Please note that new applications for the basic will be accepted throough out the year however all new applications should be received at least 15 business days prior to the first scheduled withdrawl.
Your monthly amount is calculated at the beginning of the calendar year by taking your previous year's taxes and dividing it by twelve.
Each spring the tax rates are set for that year. If the tax rate is different from the previous year then an adjustment to your monthly amount may be necessary. You will receive a letter that will indicate what your new monthly amount will be. That amount will remain in effect for the rest of the calendar year.
Although a resident can sign up for either the basic or due date plan throughout year you may only begin the monthly payment plan for the month of January or July. When joining the monthly or due date plan you must ensure that all arrears have been paid before you join.
Correct banking information is essential to any PAP account. If you change accounts or change banks you must provide us with your new banking information at least 15 days prior to the next regular withdrawal. A VOID cheque from the new account will provide us with the information we require.
If a withdrawal cannot be completed due to insufficient funds you will be contacted by our office. Alternate arrangements can be made at that time. Some options available include:
No. Unless you cancel your Pre-Authorized Payment plan, the withdrawals will continue each year.
You must notify the office in writing that you wish to stop Pre-Authorized Payment. Notification must be received 15 business days in advance of the next withdrawal.
Click here for an application form. Please print this form, complete it and return it to the Main Administration Office along with a VOID cheque. Please note that all new applications should be received at least 15 business days prior to the first scheduled withdrawl.
If you have any questions please contact the Tax Department at 1-800-492-3175 (within the 613 area code) or 613-345-7480 or email email@example.com .