During a Special Meeting of Council held this (April 7, 2020) afternoon, Hinton Town Council took actions which are intended to provide relief to COVID-19 impacted residents.
These actions offer residents the ability to defer payment and penalties for Property Taxes until August 31, 2020 as well as defer payment and penalties for Town utilities for a period of 120 days ending in August 2020.
Please use one form per property you wish to enroll. If you are intending to enroll a residence and a business, please use separate forms for each, as each will have different roll numbers.
At this time, deferments have only been authorized until August 31.
Under the Municipal Government Act S.347(1) "Council may consider with or without conditions to defer the collection of a tax; cancel or reduce tax arrears; or cancel or refund all or part of a tax."
Council made motion:
That Council approve deferral of the deadline for payment of 2020 Property Taxes from June 30, 2020 to August 31, 2020 in order to provide residents and businesses payment deferment as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Administration has analyzed the impact of deferring the collection of property taxes for a sixty-day period from June 30th until August 31st. During this time the Town will continue to send out tax notices but will extend the period for payment to the new deadline date of August 31, 2020.
Please provide information below to ease the process of preparing your deferment.
The billing cycle for utilities is on a two-month period. The Town receives on average approximately $2,000 bi-monthly or $6,000 over a five-month period in penalty revenue.
Thank You for Completing the Enrollment Form.
If you have any further questions, please contact 780-865-6016.
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