Blind River Tax Rate Drops 10%

From the Elliot Lake Standard:

“Blind River councillors have approved a reduction in municipal tax rates by 10% for 2009. Whether actual tax bills will go up or down will depend on what happened to each individual property assessment during the reassessment process that culminated last year.

Blind River assessments went up, on average, 38%, according to the town’s chief administrator. Phased in over four years, starting this year, this means the average 2009 assessment will be about nine per cent higher than in 2008. So, as long as your property assessment didn’t go up more than 40%, your tax bill won’t either.”

Read the full article at The Standard…

Property Assessments, 2008

By now you should have received your property assessment notice from MPAC (Municipal Property Assessment Corporation). Most Matinenda property assessments have increased by about 40% to be phased in over 4 years … about 10% per year. The total municipal assessment for the Town of Blind River has also increased by this amount. So what does this mean for your tax bill next year? There is good information about this at the website The FAQ section should answer most of your questions. While you are there, please sign the petition for revision of the assessment system.
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