What is TIPPS?
TIPPS is a payment plan which provides an opportunity for taxpayers to make monthly payment for property taxes rather than a single annual payment. Payments are made by a direct debit from your bank account. once you sign up, the withdrawn automatically and will continue indefinitely unless you withdraw from the TIPPS program. You will not need to apply every year.
Many people find it difficult to make a single large tax payment. Monthly installments break this into 12 convenient, smaller payments with no additional charges.
Payments are made monthly. The monthly payment amount is calculated by dividing your tax levy by the number of months in a year. No discount or penalty will be applied. Initially installments will be based on an estimate of your tax levy. Once the town sets the mill rate, payment amounts will be adjusted based on the current tax levy. Please check your tax notice for a letter insert if there are any changes to your pre-authorized payment amount. The withdrawals will take place on the last day of each month, if the last day falls on a weekend, it will be on the following business day. you must give written authorization together with bank account information before withdrawals will begin.
The Town of Battleford does not have an administration fee for this service.
No discount, penalties or interest charges are levied on a TIPPS account in good standing. If you with draw from TIPPS or are terminated for NSF reasons, all balances become due and payable and are subject to prevailing interest penalties.
You may withdraw from the program by giving written notice at least two weeks before the next payment is due. This is to ensure your bank account is not debited for the next instalment.
Note: It is important that you notify Town Hall of any changes in your banking information, four (4) days prior to month end.
If you sell your property during the year, you are requested to inform the Taxation Department, in writing. If you or your lawyer requests a "Tax Certificate" this will provide details of your tax account including the levy and payment made to date. The tax adjustments can then be taken into consideration when completing the transaction.
Complete and return the authorization form along with a voided cheque from your financial institution. (Please allow a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to first payment.) For TIPPS service on multiple properties submit one application listing all properties affected.
If additional information is required, call 306-937-6200 Town of Battleford.
You have certain recourse rights if any debit does not comply with this agreement. For example, I have the right to receive reimbursement for any debit that is not authorized or is not consistent with this Preauthorized (PAD) Agreement. To obtain more information on my recourse rights, I may contact my financial institution or visit www.cdnpay.ca