Tax bill drops

The Glengarry News - - News - BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON News Staff

South Glen­garry Town­ship will col­lect just over $8.8 mil­lion from tax­pay­ers this year in or­der to pro­vide mu­nic­i­pal ser­vices.

The town­ship will also col­lect just over $10,366,000 for the United Coun­ties of Stor­mont-Dun­das-Glen­garry and an­other $4.25 mil­lion in ed­u­ca­tion taxes. Al­to­gether, ratepay­ers will con­trib­ute $23,431,537 in prop­erty taxes. The res­i­den­tial and farm class will pay the lion’s share of the bill, fork­ing out nearly $17.560 mil­lion of the grand to­tal.

At the same time, taxes on the av­er­age res­i­dence will de­crease from $1,056.56 in mu­nic­i­pal taxes to $1,044.49, a drop of 1.14 per cent. With the lower tier, upper tier, and ed­u­ca­tion taxes taken into con­sid­er­a­tion, the av­er­age res­i­den­tial ratepay­ers will see an over­all .37 per cent de­crease in their tax bills this year, go­ing from $2,637.64 in 2017 to $2,627.78 in 2018. Half of the tax bills are due on Aug. 31 with the re­main­der be­ing due on Oct. 31.

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