Property Tax

Definition

  • A levy or tax imposed by a municipality on real estate and personal property. The amount of tax varies depending on the property value.

Synonyms
land tax, property levy, millage tax

Alternate Spellings
Property Taxes

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Assessment Rolls Definition,
    • Lists of taxable property.
  • Classified Property Tax Definition,
    • A local government's levy on real estate that varies depending on the use of the property. Usually, commercial property is taxed more heavily than residential property where a classified property tax exists.
  • Conveyance Tax Definition,
    • A tax on the transfer of real property.
  • Escrow Account (EA) Acronym,
    • An account in which money for property taxes and insurance is held until paid; money is added to the account every time a mortgage payment is made.
  • Income Property Definition,
    • Real estate developed or improved to produce income. Also referred to as "non-owner occupied property" or "rental property."
  • Infrastructure Definition,
    • Basic installations that a community needs, such as schools, roads, water and electrical lines, power plants and communications systems.
  • Land Lot Definition,
    • A piece of land owned by an individual or entity.
  • Land Transfer Tax (LTT) Acronym,
    • A provincial tax payable on any property that changes hands. First time buyers may be eligible for a rebate.
  • Local Improvement Charge Definition,
    • A fixed annual fee levied by a municipality against specific real property for a specific period which amortizes the capital costs of local improvements such as sewers, paved roads, etc. This charge is in addition to real estate taxes.
  • Local Taxes Definition,
    • Taxes imposed by local governments (municipalities) to pay for its services. These taxes are in addition to Federal and Provincial taxation.
  • Mill Rate Definition,
    • A unit of taxation that is a set ratio made by the city or municipality in reference to property taxes.
  • Personal Property Taxes Definition,
    • Tax paid on real property, intangible, or tangible property. To differentiate between real property and personal property, the tax assessing official must consider the manner in which property is attached to or secured at the location. Also called property taxes.
  • Principal, Interest and Taxes (PIT) Acronym, Important,
    • Principal, interest and taxes. The components of a monthly mortgage payment.
  • Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance (PITI) Acronym,
    • Acronym for the elements of a mortgage payment: principal, interest, taxes and insurance.
  • Tax (TX) Acronym,
    • A levy paid by an individual or entity that is collected by a government.
    Bank account transaction code.
  • Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP) Acronym, Canada,
    • A popular property tax payment plan that allows you to pay your taxes monthly without any penalties or additional charges.
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