General information

Customer service

Email:taxe.scolaire@cgtsimqc.ca
Telephone:514 384-5034, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fax:514 384-1988
Payment counter:  500 Boulevard Crémazie East, Montréal, Quebec  H2P 1E7
(between Berri and Lajeunesse streets – south exit from
Crémazie metro station)
Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Payment mailing address:P.O. Box 11071, Downtown station, Montreal, Quebec  H3C 5A9
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Payment methods

Via your financial institution

  • Via their website, at their counter, or at an ATM
  • Allow about three days for the electronic transfer
  • Use the 20-digit reference number for electronic payment on your most recent school tax bill or statement of account

By mail

P.O. Box 11071, Downtown station, Montreal, Quebec  H3C 5A9

  • Make your cheque payable to Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal (CGTSIM) and enclose the lower portion of the school tax bill.
  • Allow time for the cheque to reach our office. The payment will be credited on the date it is received or on the date shown on the cheque if it is post-dated.
  • Consider enclosing a post-dated cheque for the second instalment along with the first payment.

At the Comité de gestion’s payment counter

500 Boulevard Crémazie East, Montréal, Quebec
(Crémazie metro station)
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • In-person payments may be made by cheque or debit card only
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Statements of account

You can obtain a school tax statement of account in any of the following ways:

  • To view an up-to-date statement of account online, go to School tax on-line. To register, you will need your most recent school tax bill.
  • Go in person to the Comité de gestion’s payment counter. For security purposes, you will need to show a piece of ID.
  • Call the Comité de gestion and ask to have a copy of your statement sent to your account mailing address.
  • Request a copy of your statement of account by mail, fax, or email. It will be sent to your account mailing address.

There is a $10 service charge for copies of statements of account or school tax bills issued in prior years. There is no charge for current-year statements of account or school tax bills.

The Comité de gestion is a public body governed by the Access to Information Act. This legislation protects the information held and limits disclosure of personal information related to individuals and their accounts. Only owners, co-owners, and those they authorize (with proof) may obtain statements of account.

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Receipts

The Comité de gestion only issues receipts for payments made at its payment counter. Cancelled cheques, the portion stamped by your financial institution, or your transaction records are your proof of payment. The retained portion of the tax bill may be used for income tax purposes.  

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Proxy

The Access to Information Act limits disclosure of personal information related to individuals. For anyone other than property owners to gain access to statements of account, a proxy form must be signed. It can be found here: Proxy Form – School Tax.

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Change of mailing address

The property owner or their authorized representative may use the Request for change of mailing address to change their mailing address by mail, fax, or email.

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Change of ownership

The Comité de gestion receives a copy of all assessment certificates confirming property transactions, along with the name and contact information of the new owners, from municipalities. These certificates are issued once the transactions have been published in the land register.

It can take weeks, or even months, following the date of the transaction for the certificate to be received by the Comité de gestion. The new owner is responsible for ensuring that the Comité de gestion has their contact information.

The new property owner must ensure that the notary includes school tax payments in the adjustments made when ownership is transferred. The Comité de gestion is not responsible for making those adjustments.

The Comité de gestion does not issue a new school tax bill when ownership is transferred. The new owner may, however, access their school tax account online.

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Refunds

Refunds due to negative certificates or decisions made by the Tribunal administratif du Québec are issued once the certificates have been received from the municipal evaluators.

Refunds due to overpayments are issued at the owner’s request or following a review of the credit balance. The service charge for issuing a refund for overpayment is $20. Unless an immediate refund is requested by the owner, credit balances of less than $320 are carried forward to the next year.

Refund cheques for overpayment are made payable to the owner whose name is on the account at the time the refund is processed. If ownership has changed hands in the meantime, the new owner must send a written notice indicating to whom the refund should be paid.

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Reminder notices and debt reovery

Interest is charged on all late or insufficient instalment payments.

A $25 service charge is added for every returned cheque (NSF, stop payment, frozen account, etc.).

The Comité de gestion periodically mails out reminder notices indicating balances due. Interest is calculated as of the due date of each reminder.

In case of non-payment, the Comité de gestion may recover its debts in three ways:

  • Seizure and sale of personal property
  • Sale of immovables for non-payment of school taxes
  • Personal action under common law
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Sale of immovables for non-payment of school taxes

A sale of immovables for non-payment of school taxes is held each December. The list of immovables to be sold is approved by the Comité de gestion by November 1 and is published three times 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 expenses incurred prior to the date of the sale.

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Comments or complaints

The Comité de gestion prides itself on offering excellent service. We review and respond to all written comments and complaints.

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Towns

Island of Montreal

Harwood Sector

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