The Government of Yukon has extended the deadline for property tax payments from July 2 to September 2, 2020 for citizens and businesses.
Minister of Community Services John Streicker signed a Ministerial Order under the Civil Emergency Measures Act today that will provide Yukon property owners whose incomes are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with the ability to pay their property taxes up to September 2 without penalty.
The order allows Yukon municipalities to extend their respective 2020 property tax payment deadlines. It also applies to any Local Improvement Charges that property owners are repaying.
We recognize that COVID-19 is having a financial impact on many Yukoners. Extending the property tax payment deadline is one way we are providing relief during these challenging times. We encourage those who are able to pay their property taxes this summer, to do so. Municipalities are working hard to continue providing essential services to citizens.
Minister of Community Services John Streicker
The COVID-19 situation has had a significant impact on both our local and territorial economies. I want to thank Minister Streicker and the Government of Yukon for facilitating this measure for our residents, and for hopefully giving them a bit of breathing room in regard to their finances.
City of Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis
Yukon joins many other Canadian jurisdictions in providing a 60-day extension on their property tax deadlines to help property owners during this crisis.
If a municipality has already issued its tax notices, this deadline extension will apply.
This deadline extension applies only to the 2020 property tax year.