In accordance with Section 109 (1) of the Municipalities Act, Chapter M-24, taxes and rates for the year 2010, with effect January 1, 2010, for the Town of Stephenville, as approved at the Special Meeting of December 15, 2009, are hereby publicized:
DUE DATE for taxes levied in 2010 is March 31, 2010.
a. 9.0 mills per $1,000 of assessed value for Residential property;
b. 9.5 mills per $1,000 of assessed value for Commercial property
REMISSION OF TAX
for the year 2010 is subject to the following conditions:
A. Based on previous year's income on a sliding scale as follows:
|If your combined household gross earnings before deductions for 2009 were:||Your 2010 Property Tax will be:|
|Below $10,500.00||$75.00 Property Tax|
|$10,500.01 - $11,500.00||$75.00 Property Tax or 30% of annual property tax rate, whichever amount is greater|
|$11,500.01 - $12,500.00||$75.00 Property Tax or 40% of annual property tax rate, whichever amount is greater|
|$12,500.01 - $13,500.00||$75.00 Property Tax or 50% of annual property tax rate, whichever amount is greater|
|$13,500.01 - $14,500.00||$75.00 Property Tax or 60% of annual property tax rate, whichever amount is greater|
|$14,500.01 - $15,500.00||$75.00 Property Tax or 70% of annual property tax rate, whichever amount is greater|
|$15,500.01 - $16,500.00||$75.00 Property Tax or 80% of annual property tax rate, whichever amount is greater|
|$16,500.01 - $17,500.00||$75.00 Property Tax or 90% of annual property tax rate, whichever amount is greater|
|$17,500.01 and over||Full amount of annual Property Tax rate|
B. Total 2009 gross earnings of all residents at the property must be within the preceding scale to apply.
C. Proof of Income - Certified copy of previous year's income tax return and/or statement of earnings from source of income satisfactory to Council.
D. Affidavit - Must be witnessed by a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Oaths.
E. All 2010 applications must be received before December 31, 2010 and apply to the year 2010 only.
F. These requirements apply to personal residence only; and it must be occupied by applicant.
G. Liable amount of Property Tax must be paid by taxpayer prior to approval.
a. 5.1% (51.0 mills) Rent-A-Car Agencies
b. 8.0% (80.0 mills) Banks, Credit Unions, Finance Companies
c. 3.1% (31.0 mills) Mail Order Companies, Pole Yards
d. 2.1% (21.0 mills) Automotive Sales Lots, Broadcasting Companies, Newspapers, Concrete Plants, Department Stores/Dispensaries, Warehousing with no employees on site, Grocery Store/Dispensaries
e. 1.6% (16.0 mills) Airline Ticket Offices, Barber Shops, Beauty Shops, Jewelry Stores, Drug Stores, Grocery Stores, Funeral Homes, Restaurants, Lounges, Hotels, Salvage Yards, Service Stations with Auto Sales, Travel Agencies, Video Shops
f. 1.1% (11.0 mills) Fitness Centres
g. 0.4% (4.0 mills) Service Clubs
h. 0.65% (6.5 mills) Industrial Manufacturing Companies
i. 6.0% (60.0 mills) Oil Companies, Tank Farms
j. 3.0% (30.0 mills) Service Stations with Convenience Store
k. 2.5% (25.0 mills) Professional Offices; Insurance Offices
l. Businesses which operate less than 12 months: $1,500
m. 1.2% (12.0 mills) All other businesses, including but not limited to: Bed and Breakfasts, Construction Companies, Day Care Centres, Flower Shops, Hospitality Homes
(ii) The business tax shall be set at the rate of 2.5% of gross revenue for Cablevision Companies, Utility Companies, Power Companies, and Telephone Companies.
(iii) Where the real property tax is not applicable to a business because it has no fixed place of business, the business tax shall be set at the minimum rate of 0.5% of the gross revenue of the business as set forth in the Municipalities Act, Chapter M-24.
(iv) Where the amount of tax calculated under (i), (ii), or (iii) above is less than $75, the minimum business tax shall be set at $75. New businesses operating in the Town are required to notify the Town Office and register for business tax prior to operating. All business tax is due January 1st, or from the date the businesses commence.
|WATER AND SEWER RATES|
|Residential: Water and Sewer||$ 28.00 per month|
|Category I - Commercial General||$ 54.00 per month|
|Category II - Restaurants, bars, public toilets, garages with car wash||$105.00 per month|
|Category III - establishments using water cooling systems including industrial users||$200.00 per month flat rate, or metered $105.00 per month, or $0.75 per 1,000 gallons used, whichever is greater|
|Category IV – Hotels||$1,000 flat rate plus 2 mills of assessed value|
|Ships' Water||$ 55.00 service charge, plus $1.32 per ton of water supplied|
|Provincial Government Buildings||6.5 mills of assessed value|
|New Residences:||$ 75.00|
|Residential Alterations, Additions, Accessory Buildings, Fencing and Demolitions||$ 10.00|
|ndustrial or Institutional||$ 8.00 per $1,000 of value of work being carried out|
|Minor Repairs, ie. painting||Complimentary|
|Value up to $25,000.00||$100.00|
|Value $25,000.01 to $50,000.00||$200.00|
|Value over $50,000.01||$ 4.00 per $1,000 of value of work being carried out|
|Permit Renewal Fee||$ 5.00|
|Mobile Canteen Operators||$200.00 per year or $50.00 per month or $10.00 per day|
|Roadside Vendor||$ 20.00 per day or $300.00 per year|
|Commercial Vehicle Permits in Residential Areas||$ 25.00|
|The first $25.00 of all permit fees is non-refundable.|
|SALES FROM VEHICLES||$500.00 per year|
|TAXICAB LICENSE||$ 30.00|
|TAXI DRIVERS' LICENSE||$ 10.00|
|TOWING CHARGES AND IMPOUNDMENT FEES||Equivalent to amount charged by towing company|
|DOG/CAT LICENCES (for life of animal and non-transferrable)||$ 5.00|
|DOCUMENTS, NON-CONSTRUCTION RELATED INSPECTIONS, AND RESEARCH REPORTS||$ 25.00|
|CHEQUES RETURNED BY THE BANK||$ 20.00 plus the current bank service charge per cheque returned|
|INTEREST ON TAXES||1% monthly on all taxes that remain unpaid after the Due Date|
|TAX CERTIFICATE||$25.00 per certificate|
Carolyn Lidstone TOWN CLERK