TO CONTACT SCHOOL TAX SERVICE
|Telephone:||514 384-5034, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|500, Crémazie Blvd East, Montréal, Québec H2P 1E7
(between Berri and Lajeunesse streets – south exit from Crémazie metro station)
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Payment mailing address:||P.O. Box 11071, Downtown station, Montréal, Québec H3C 5A9|
|Correspondence mailing address:||P.O. Box 700, Chabanel station, Montréal, Québec H2N 0B6|
TERMS OF PAYMENT
By your financial institution
Via their Web site, at the counter, at an ATM or by telephone.
Allow delay for the electronic transaction. Use the 20-digit reference number for electronic payment shown on your most recent school tax bill or statement of account.
Be sure to choose “Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal” as provider for your electronic payments on your financial institution Website.
Add the Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal to your list of provider, do the search using [ COMITE ].
Use the 20-digit reference number for electronic payment shown on the top left side of your reminder notice; add the reference number for each tax bill.
P.O. Box 11071, Downtown station, Montréal, Québec H3C 5A9
- The cheque should be made out to Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal (CGTSIM) and be accompanied by the lower portion of the tax bill.
- Allow delay for the cheque to reach our office, since the payment will be credited on the date it is received, or on the date shown on the cheque if it is post-dated.
- It is recommended to join the post-dated cheque of instalment 2 with instalment 1 payment since no reminder notice will be sent for instalment 2.
At the Comité de gestion school tax payment counter
500, Crémazie Blvd East, Montréal, Québec H2P 1E7
(between Berri and Lajeunesse streets - south exit from Crémazie metro station)
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Only payments by cheque and debit card are accepted.
There will be a $25 service charge for any cheque returned by a financial institution (NSF, stop payment…). There will be a $15 service charge for changing the date of a post-dated cheque already received by the Comité de gestion.
The owner or co-owner of a property may obtain a school tax statement in any one of the following ways:
- Visit the “School tax online” page to view the statement of account on line. You need your most recent school tax bill to register.
- Go to the Comité de gestion payment counter and show proof of identity.
- Make a request by telephone. The statement will be mailed to the account’s correspondence address.
- Mail, fax, or E-Mail a request. The statement will be mailed to the account’s correspondence address.
- There will be a $10 service charge for each statement or copy of the tax bill from a previous year.
The Comité de gestion is a public body governed by the Access to Information Act. This legislation restricts the disclosure of personal information concerning individuals and their accounts. Only owners, co-owners, and those authorized by them may obtain statements of account.
The Comité de gestion issues receipts only for payments made at the payment counter. The cancelled cheque, the portion stamped by the financial institution, or the transaction record is your proof of payment. The portion of the tax bill to be retained may be used for income tax purposes.
The Comité de gestion is a public body governed by the Access to Information Act. This legislation restricts the disclosure of personal information concerning individuals and their accounts. Only owners, co-owners, and those authorized by them by proxy may obtain statements of account or act on their behalf.
The procedure to authorize a person to obtain information is the following:
- Complete the pdf Proxy Form - School Tax. (136 KB)
- Submit the completed and signed form according to the directive given at the bottom of the form.
If a mailing address change is necessary, complete the pdf Request for change of mailing address (104 KB) and join it to the proxy.
MAILING ADDRESS CHANGE
The owner must make a mailing address change when a change is required.
The owner may make this request by telephone, by mail, by fax or by e-mail by using the pdf Request for change of mailing address; (104 KB) complete, sign and send the form according to the directive given at the bottom of the form.
The Comité de gestion will receive a copy of the assessment certificate confirming the transaction, along with the name and contact information of the new owner, from the municipality. This certificate is issued once the transaction has been recorded at the Bureau du registre foncier. It usually takes a few weeks and even a few months from the date of the transaction for the certificate to be received by the Comité de gestion.
The new property owner must ensure that the school taxes are included in the adjustments made by the notary when ownership of the property is transferred.
The Comité de gestion does not issue a new school tax bill when it comes under new ownership. On the other hand, it is possible to obtain on line a copy of the property school tax bill.
Reimbursements resulting from negative certificates or from decisions made by the Tribunal administratif du Québec are issued once the certificates have been processed and the adjustments analyzed.
Reimbursements resulting from overpayments are made following a request by the owner or an analysis by the Comité de gestion of the credit balance. The cost of issuing a reimbursement cheque for overpayment is $20 per cheque issued. A credit balance of less than $320 will be carried forward to the following year’s bill unless a request from the owner.
The reimbursement cheque for overpayment will be made payable to the registered owners of the account when processing the refund, unless written instructions indicating to whom the reimbursement must be made.
REMINDER NOTICES AND RECOVERY OF DEBT
The Comité de gestion periodically mails out reminder notices of balances due, including interest calculated as of the due date shown on the reminder notice.
On case of non-payment, the Comité de gestion may recover its debts in three ways:
- it may seize and sell personal property;
- it may sell real property for default of payment;
- it may recover the unpaid tax through an ordinary personal action.
SALE OF PROPERTIES FOR NON-PAYMENT OF SCHOOL TAX
A sale of properties for non-payment of school taxes is held in December each year. The list of properties subject to sale is approved by the Comité de gestion before November 1, and is published three times in November in a Greater Montreal newspaper.
The sale of a property for taxes may be avoided through payment of the taxes due, the accumulated interest, and the cost incurred prior to the date of the sale.
The next sale of property for non-payment of school taxes will be held on December 2018.
COMMENTS OR COMPLAINTS
High-quality service is a priority of the Comité de gestion. Comments or complaints made in writing and signed will be reviewed and responded to as appropriate.