Municipal Accommodation Tax

The County of Prince Edward is implementing a Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) on February 1, 2020. MAT is a tax that is levied on visitors rather than residents. Currently, more than 20 municipalities in Ontario have implemented a MAT.

View the County of Prince Edward MAT by-law.

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About the Legislation

The Municipal Accommodation Tax is a new revenue tool that the provincial government has given Ontario municipalities to further promote tourism as an economic driver.

On May 17, 2017, the Province enacted Bill 127, Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act, 2017, providing municipalities the authority to levy a transient accommodation tax (hotel tax).  The Transient Accommodation Regulation 435/17 came into effect on December 1, 2017, outlining provisions for municipalities across Ontario to implement a Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT).

The regulation applies if a municipality imposes a tax in respect of the purchase of transient accommodation in the municipality under Section 400.1 of the Municipal Act

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