Taxation

Duties on transfers of immovables

Under provincial legislation, a transfer tax must be collected by the City for the transfer of any immovable located in the City.

Calculation of transfer taxes

The rate of these duties is set as follows:


Parts of the basis of imposition and corresponding tax rates starting January 1, 2019

For the section of the tax base:

  • That does not exceed $50,900, the rate is 0.5%;
  • That exceeds $50,900 but does not exceed $254,400, the rate is 1%;
  • That exceeds $254,400 but does not exceed $500,000, the rate is 1.5%.
  • That exceeds $500,000 but does not exceed $1,000,000, the rate is 2%.
  • That exceeds $1,000,000, the rate is 2.5%.

Calculation example for a tax base of $1,100,000

  1. Multiply $50,900 by 0.5 % = $254.50
  2. Multiply $203,500 by 1 % = $2,035
  3. Multiply $245,600 by 1.5 % = $3,684
  4. Multiply $500,000 by 2 % = $10,000
  5. Then, multiply $100,000 by 2.5 % = $2,500
  6. So, for a tax base of $1,100,000, the transfer duties amount to: $18,473.50


Payment of transfer taxes

This tax is payable in one installment within thirty (30) days of the mailing of the tax bill by the City. The taxation basis transfer duties will be the greatest of the following amounts:

  • The amount of the counterpart provided for the transfer of the immovable
  • The amount of the counterpart stipulated for the transfer of the immovable
  • The amount of market value at the time of the transfer of the immovable. As mentioned in the Act respecting duties on transfers of immovables, the market value is the product obtained by multiplying the value entered on the roll for the unit or part corresponding to the transferred immovable, as the case may be, by the factor of the roll established.