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Tax Rates & Fees
New Makkovik Inuit Community Government (MICG)Tax Rates 2019

Under the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Act (LILCA) and Municipalities Act 1999, the MICG, by Law, has to operate on a balanced budget.

In the last fifteen (15) years there has been replacement of older infrastructure such as the new Craft Center, Fire Hall and Youth Center.

Completely new infrastructure has been built and operated such as the Advanced Water Treatment Plant, heated fire hydrant buildings, new sub-divisions, Makkovik Arena, upgrades to the water and sewer system/lift stations and new heavy Equipment.

Over this time ,inflation on utility bills, fuel costs, regular general maintenance/repair on buildings, building Insurance, and wages have also gradually increased.

After thoroughly reviewing the operating budget, MICG, since the LILCA was signed and three year's prior has not had an increase in any of its mil rates to reflect these rising costs. MICG has also made cuts to its spending to bring costs down where ever possible.

The MICG has decided to increase the mil rates for Property and Business Tax by 0.001mils and to increase the Water and Sewer Tax by $ 20.00( $ 10.00 per year for water and $ 10.00 per year for sewer) to offset these rising costs. This decision was not taken lightly. MICG has to show it is responsible to the multiple levels of Government it receives funding from.

In accordance with Chapter 17, Section 17.38.3 of the Land Inuit Land Claims Agreement(LILCA) and Municipalities Act( 1999), as per the Act Respecting the Taxation of Utilities and Cable Television Companies, the Makkovik Inuit Community Government has imposed the following taxes and fees for the upcoming 2019 Taxation year

Water and Sewer Tax- At a rate of $ 200.00 annually which includes $ 100.00 for water services and $ 100.00 for sewer services on all residences, commercial establishments, public buildings, etc that is connected to the Towns water and sewer system.

Property Tax- At a rate of .009 mils for all residences, commercial establishments and public buildings within Makkovik. Minimum Property Tax Annual rate of $ 150.00 for Vacant Lots with or without structures(structures to include including storage sheds, vacant buildings or building foundations)

Business Tax-At a rate of .008 mils for business establishments operating within Makkovik.

Business Tax for Fishplants- At a rate of 0.0273 for fishplant operating within Makkovik.

Utility Tax- At a rate of 2.5% of 2018 gross revenue derived within Makkovik on all utilities and cable television companies who include NL Hydro, Bell Aliant, Bell Mobility.

Tax Discount- Tax discount of 5% available for those residents, establishments, etc being charged for water and sewer services , property tax and business tax if the account is fully paid by March 31, 2019.

Senior's Tax Discount- Senior's residents, who include any resident over the age of 65 years, will receive an additional 10% tax discount for Property Taxes.

Interest Charges- There will be a 5% monthly interest charged on tax accounts after June 30th, of the current taxation year on any amount still owing.

Dump User Fees – At an annual rate of $420.00 annually for local organizations and $ 1,000.00 for out of town contractors( noting that the outside contractor amount is subject to change due the ongoing implementation of MICG Tipping Fees).

Metered Water- At a rate of $ 15.00 per ton any Marine Vessels, as well as an additional $15.00 per hour for each employee distributing the metered water to vessel. At a rate of $ 1.33 per ton for any business operating within Makkovik.

Fax Charges - 50 cents per page
Photocopy Charges - 25 cents per page, 15 cents per page (own paper)
Equipment Rental Fees
Hourly Rate (unless otherwise stated)

Equipment /local /local bus. /other bus.
544 Front End Loader $ 30.00 $ 75.00 $ 100.00

Tandum Dump Truck $ 60.00 $ 90.00 $ 150.00

D6 Bull Dozer $ 100.00 $ 150.00 $ 200.00

315 BL Excavator $ 100.00 $ 150.00 $ 200.00

Mini Excavator $ 100.00 $ 150.00 $ 200.00

The Basic Start Up Fee:is $ 25.00 when equipment is being moved. In these situations, conditions may apply. MICG Operators only. Overtime rates apply for rental after regular working hours.

Hourly Rate (unless otherwise stated)

Equipment /local /local bus. /other bus.

Load of fill $ 30.00 $ 45.00 $ 100.00

Load of fill flattened $ 15.00 $ 15.00 $ 15.00

Dump User fees $ 10.00 $ 10.00 $ 10.00

Dynadrill $ 5.00 $ 5.00 $ 5.00

Nelson Heater $ 25.00 $ 25.00 $ 25.00

Metal Detector $5.00 $ 5.00 $ 5.00

Welding Machine $ 25.00 $ 25.00 $ 25.00

Gas Powered Pump $ 25.00 $ 25.00 $ 25.00

Steam Jenny-1 operator $ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00

Steam Jenny-2 operators $ 40.00 $ 40.00 $ 40.00

Generator $ 45.00 per day $ 45.00 per day $ 45.00 per day

Fire Pump $ 15.00 hourly
$ 45.00 daily $ 15.00 hourly
$ 45.00 daily $ 15.00 hourly
$ 45.00 daily

Battery Charger- $ 5.00 per day( when battery is charged at garage)/$5.00 per hour when charge is taken from garage to use.

Equipment /day /wkend /long wkend
Log Splitter $ 50.00 $ 75.00 $ 100.00 (seniors 50% off)
Cement Mixer $25.00 $50.00 $75.00

Log Splitter must be returned by the next business day at 8:00 am for daily rentals. For regular wkends by Monday at 8:00 am, and Holiday wkends by Tuesday at 8:00 am (with full tank of gas). For any equipment rentals, the necessary forms must be completed by requestor including equipment rental waiver, and it must be signed out at Municipal Garage. For renting equipment to transport materials, a release form must be completed by requestor before work order is submitted.

Scaffolding: Not available for rent or loan

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