Proposal would see owners of residential properties that are vacant more than 184 days a year pay a one per cent tax tacked onto their annual property tax bill.
Firm says businesses in Ottawa pay an estimated $26.64 in property taxes per $1,000 of a property’s assessed value, the fourth-highest rate among country's major cities.
The city’s finance and economic development committee gave the thumbs-up Tuesday to a proposed three per cent property tax increase in 2020
City council has approved a property tax increase of up to three per cent for the 2019 budget, providing nearly $10 million for local needs such as infrastructure improvements.
The city will allocate millions of additional dollars for infrastructure while sticking to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson’s election pledge to hold tax increases to two per cent thanks to an une
Arguing the city urgently needs more cash to repair crumbling infrastructure such as roads and recreation facilities, eight Ottawa city councillors have banded together to push for a furt
When transit levies and garbage fees are included, the average urban homeowner will pay the city $3,724 next year, an increase of $76 over 2017.
Despite trending downwards over the past decade, Ottawa’s commercial property tax rates remain among the highest in Canada, a recent report says.
Ottawa ended 2016 with a $5.4-million surplus even as a growing number of tax-assessment appeals put a major dent in the city’s finances.