Québec Property Tax Calculator 2020

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Property Tax in Québec

Property tax is a tax based on the assessed value of a property. If you own a property, you will have to pay property tax. It is used to pay for city services such as police, the fire department, and public transit as well as elementary and secondary education.

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MRC Assessment Value of the Property
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2020 Property Tax Value
$4,2644.26k
2020 Residential Property Tax Rate
0.852800 %

2020   Tax Rates for Cities Near Montreal

City Final Tax rate
Longueuil1.042400 %
Laval0.895500 %
Gatineau0.977404 %

Property Taxes in Québec

    There are two main parts to property taxes in Québec:

  • A municipal tax that depends on the borough of the property
  • An education tax set by the province that is the same throughout Quebec

The breakdown of the municipal tax rate will differ across boroughs within municipalities. In general, the municipal tax will consist of a base tax and other special taxes depending on the borough. These special taxes may fund water services, roads, and other services.

What is a borough?

A borough is a sub-municipal entity that has its own mayor and governing council. It is responsible for providing a number of local services including garbage and waste collection, permits, and fire prevention. Boroughs have their own property tax rates and are set on the provincial level.

Property Taxes in Québec for a $500K Québec Assessed Value Home*

Property Taxes in Québec for a $500K Québec Assessed Value Home

Property Taxes of Cities in Quebec

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How Property Tax Rates are Determined in Quebec

Municipal property tax rates are determined based on the budget needs of the Borough Councils and the City Council of the municipality. The City Council considers the expected spending of the Borough Councils and other expenses and uses property taxes along with other sources of income as revenue. The specific property tax rate for a certain year depends on the budget of the and its total assessment base (their tax base). If more tax revenue is necessary, tax rates will need to go up, and vice-versa.

The rates will also differ depending on the classification of the property; although the exact division will look different in each borough, a property is usually classified into one of the following categories which each will have a unique rate:

  • residential buildings with 1 to 5 dwellings;
  • residential buildings with 6 dwellings and more;
  • non-residential buildings;
  • vacant lots served by municipal services.

All Education taxes for properties from July 2020 and on will follow a single school tax rate set by the government. Education tax used to differ from one school board to the next and the tax amount on a property would accordingly depend on which school board’s territory it rests on, but in 2018 the Quebec government proposed an initiative with Bill 3 that intended to unify all school board tax rates into a single rate. The initiative was finalized in July 2020.

This calculator is provided for general information purposes only. This calculation may not include any special charges, levies or fees. Results are approximations only. For official and the most up-to-date information, please see your property tax bill or contact the relevant taxation authority of your region.