Port Hopers for Fair Taxes - Port Hope Ontario area rating taxation

An Update on the 2018 Port Hope Tax Rates

An Update on the 2018 Tax Rates This message is brought to you by Port Hopers for Fair Taxes. Today’s news relates to the 2018 tax rates in By-Law 40/2018 that was passed by Council on May 15, 2018. For Ward 1 (Urban) the 2018 levy against tax bills is $15,288,190 (up 2.57% from $14,905,259 last year). For Ward 2 (Rural) the 2018 levy against tax bills is $3,558,750 (up 19.83% from $2,969,730).

Differences between Rural and Urban Port Hope

We have been discussing the differences between the rural and urban communities in the Municipality of Port Hope since the taxation issues arose in 2012, when the Council of the day proposed a significant shift in tax-burden from one ward to the other. This paper serves to facilitate this conversation in order that the two communities might resume the interdependent and symbiotic relationship together, one that is organic, fair, equitable, and mutually respectful.