NEW! Click NFSB school tax – online then “VISITOR” to consult your tax bill online. Please note that arrears and interest charges are not included on the annual tax bill.
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.
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 done by April 1 and takes effect the following 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. 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)
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.
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 an invoice 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.
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.
Are you a new property owner?
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.
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”
School tax dates
- The 2016-2017 school tax bills were mailed on August 12, 2016.
- If your bill is under $300, the total amount is due September 15, 2016.
- If your bill is over $300, it can be paid in two installments; September 15 and December 15, 2016.
- Any arrears are added to the first installment.
- If the first payment is not made by September15, the full account becomes due and interest is charged daily, at a rate of 15% annually, until the account is paid.
- We do not send out reminders for unpaid invoices.
- Online payments are available through most major 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 use the 20 digit reference number which appears on your bill. It begins with ‘000000000” and is unique per property.
- In person at most financial institutions.
- 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
The following items are subject to a fee of $20:
- Payments returned as “NSF” Non-Sufficient Funds”
- Stop/Reversed payments
- Returned post-dated cheques
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 email@example.com
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.
July & August we close at noon on Fridays.
We are also closed for:
The two week Quebec “Construction Holiday” period
Christmas; December 23, 2016 to January 6, 2017
Please register to the online Service TFP internet New Frontiers Taxes Scolaires for school tax information.
Your completed and signed form can be emailed to email@example.com. Once received, we will send you the information required to access the database. There is a $25 fee per consultation.