Why do I pay for school taxes when I don't have children going to school?
The prosperity and general well-being of society, or the community we live in, is directly related to the education of its people. For that reason, the costs of education are deemed to be the responsibility of all of society. Your education, for example, if received in Canada, was largely paid for by the previous generation of taxpayers.

Provincial legislation specifies that the funds for schools are to be collected by municipalities. The public and separate school boards' determine the requisition revenues required to be paid by the Town, and the total levy is distributed among taxpayers through their property tax bills.

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1. How do I get a copy of my property tax bill?
2. What is the penalty for late payments?
3. How do I appeal my assessment if I believe that my property assessment is unfair or inaccurate?
4. What does my tax bill cover?
5. What are Education taxes?
6. Why do I pay for school taxes when I don't have children going to school?
7. What is meant by Assessment and Taxation?
8. How was my assessment value determined?
9. What is a Tax Rate?
10. How are my property taxes determined?
11. What is the supplementary assessment?
12. Why does my assessed value differ from my bank mortgage appraisal or real estate appraisal?
13. How Does the Town Determine My Municipal Property Taxes?
14. What is Market Value?
15. How is Market Value Determined?