School Taxes – Important dates and information
- The 2017-2018 school tax bills were mailed July 28, 2017
- If your bill is under $300, the total amount is due August 31, 2017
- If your bill is over $300, it can be paid in two equal installments; August 31 and November 30, 2017
- If the first payment is not made by August 31, the full account becomes due and is charges daily at a rate of 15% annually, until the account is paid.
- We do not send reminders for ant unpaid balances after the first installment due.
- Any arrears are added to the first installment.
- You must ensure that your account is paid on time, in all circumstances.
- Please note that even if you do not have access to your account (lost mail, postal strike, inaccessible mail delivery, etc.), this does not relieve you of the obligation to pay. The chosen method of payment must also allow you to meet the deadlines.
To consult your tax bill online and to obtain information regarding your account
Click here to access your school tax information online. (PDF – Instructions on access your tax account online).
You can also contact our office by phone at 450-691-1440 or 1 800-461-1440
You can pay your account:
- At most major financial institutions
- Electronically (online or telephone), if available through your financial institutions
You will find us registered as Commission scolaire New Frontiers or a variation of our name depending on your financial institution, (i.e. New Frontiers). Please refer to your financial institution if you are unable to find our name.
Use the 20-digit reference number, which appears on your bill. It begins with ‘000000000” and is unique per property. Please note only school taxes may me paid with this reference number. It is not possible to pay daycare fees or school fees with this number.
- Through your mortgage provider. If your mortgage provider pays your taxes, you will have to send the original account to your creditor yourself. It is your responsibility to ensure that payment will be made within the required time.
- By mail,by cheque with the invoice stub in the return envelope payable to: New Frontiers School Board, 214 McLeod, Chateauguay, QC, J6J 2H4
- In person at the NFSB, 214 McLeod, Chateauguay.
Who pays school taxes?
All owners of taxable property in the province of Québec must pay school taxes. The Education Act requires school boards to invoice and collect school taxes.
If the property has recently changed ownership or to change your mailing address
If you are a new owner of a property, you must pay the tax bill before the due date even if it is addressed to the previous owner. Please be sure to let us know of this change, you will not receive a new tax bill as it was already issued. However, this does not remove your obligation to pay your taxes by the deadlines set by the School Board.
If you have sold your property in recent months or if you are not the owner of the building for which this bill has been issued, please forward this bill to the new owner, or return your tax bill to us as soon as possible indicating “SOLD”
Change of mailing address: Please complete the Change of Mailing Address form and return it by mail, fax or e-mail.
Who pays school taxes to the New Frontiers School Board?
- Parents with children attending one of our schools are automatically registered to pay school taxes to the NFSB.
- Taxpayers on our voting list are automatically registered to pay school taxes to the NFSB
- If you do not have children attending our schools, you may pay your school taxes to the school board of your choice. The request must be received by April 1 and takes effect the following school year. (Click here for form)
- If you are an individual who has purchased a property from a contractor, you can choose to support either the English or the French school board for the next school year. (Click here for form)
- If you are a company, organization, association, or if you are an individual who has purchased property from a contractor, a “neutral” school tax bill is issued, and the resulting taxation revenue is shared on a percentage basis between the English and French school boards.
Is our tax rate the same as the French school board?
The tax rate is not always the same between the French school boards and the New Frontiers School Board. The tax rate is based on a maximum tax ceiling calculated by the Ministry and consequently is different for each school board. The differences in taxation rates between school boards are governed by the provisions in the Education Act and can only be modified by the Government of Quebec.
How are school taxes calculated?
School taxes are calculated using a formula based on your municipal property valuation and make up approximately 15% of our annual operating budget. School tax bills correspond to the school year – July 1 to June 30 and are based on information we have on file in the month of May.
As modifications to your property occur, any changes in valuations are forwarded to the school board from the various municipalities that make up our territory. Property owners are notified, in writing, of the modification by their municipality. The school board processes modifications and produces a revised tax bill with the adjustments arising from the changes in the property valuations.
In order to reduce the impact of the increase in property valuations on school taxes, school boards “average” increases over the same period as municipalities; 2, 3 or 4 years.
How is the averaging calculated?
The difference between the previous municipal valuation roll and the new roll is divided by three and added to the previous year’s valuation, whether it is an increase or a decrease.
|2013 – 2015
|2016 – 2018
Value for school taxes
Value for school taxes
|2018/2019 Value for school taxes|
Why is there no averaging on my account?
If there was a change in valuation after January 1st, the law provides that there is no averaging.
Established by the council of commissioners and are subject to change annually.
- The following items are subject to a fee of $20:
- Payments returned as “NSF” Non-Sufficient Funds”
- Stop/Reversed payments
- Returned post-dated cheques
- Annual interest charge of 15% on any outstanding balances on the due date.
In the event where NFSB is required to initiate legal proceedings, the fees will be charged to the taxpayer. (Education Act art. 326)
The original bill that is mailed to you is considered your receipt for income tax purposes. We will be happy to send you a receipt in response to a request addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register to the online Service TFP internet New Frontiers Taxes Scolaires for school tax information.
Please email your completed and signed form to email@example.com. Once received, we will send you the information required to access the database. There is a $25 fee per consultation.
To find out more about your tax bill, or to ensure your name appears on the electoral list of your choice, contact us
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 450 691-1440 or 1 800 461-1440
Monday to Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
In July & August, we close at noon on Fridays.
Please note that we are closed:
- The two-week Quebec “Construction Holiday” period
- Christmas holidays; December 22, 2017 to January 5, 2018