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August 30, 2008
Personal Vehicle Tax in effect September 1
On Monday September 1, 2008 the City of Toronto’s new Personal Vehicle Tax (PVT), approved by City Council in October 2007, comes into effect. The tax will be $60 for a passenger vehicle or light commercial vehicle registered for personal use and $30 for a motorcycle or moped. These tax amounts are doubled when residents purchase 2 year validation renewals.

Registrants with a Toronto address will pay the PVT at the time of licence plate validation renewal. If the PVT is not paid, plate validation will not be renewed.

Vehicles for commercial use, historic vehicles, vehicles owned by other individuals and entities that are not charged the Provincial vehicle registration permit fee or that are exempt under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, are not taxable.

With a plate validation renewal prior to September 1, 2008 for a plate set to expire on or after September 1, 2008, the deferred PVT payment will be collected at the time of the next plate validation renewal.

The City of Toronto’s PVT will be collected through ServiceOntario by using the internet, kiosks, by mail, or at any Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office anywhere in the Province. An information insert in the provincial mailing of Vehicle Licence Renewal Application (VLRA) form will have details of the City’s PVT. The VLRA form will not show the City’s PVT amount..

The City’s 2008 operating budget includes a provision for $20 million in net revenue from the PVT. Actual revenues will be monitored and reported to Council as part of the year-end variance reporting process.

For more information on the City’s Personal Vehicle Tax, please call the City of Toronto’s Customer Service Call Centre at 416-338-4829, or visit the City of Toronto’s website at .

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Cindy Bromley, Communications Manager, 416-392-4993,



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