Like other Quebec cities, the mayor of Drummondville, Alain Carrier, would like to give his citizens a little fresh air by postponing the first payment of municipal taxes.
In a press release, the latter announced his intention to propose this measure to his colleagues on the municipal council in order to help the taxpayers of the city “tested by the lasting impacts of the pandemic».
The first payment would therefore be postponed for three months, from March 25 to June 25.
«I will share this with council at the next meeting. I think it is important that we send the signal that we are on the side of our citizens in the face of this severe ordeal», Mentioned Mr. Carrier.
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«Postponing the deadline for the first payment of the 2021 tax bill by three months would be another way for the City of Drummondville to show its solidarity with the community. The Government of Quebec has also paid us financial assistance in order to support our fellow citizens.»
The terms of the postponement would still have to be defined, but the chief magistrate believes that the city council will be open to support his proposal.
Several municipalities, including Drummondville, had adopted such a measure in spring 2020 in the wake of the first wave of COVID-19.