Applying for payments in lieu of taxes
- real property that is both owned by the Government of Canada and is administered by a federal department or agency (such as Public Services and Procurement Canada, National Defence, Transport Canada and Parks Canada, among others)
- diplomatic or consular real property in Canada owned by foreign governments
To apply for PILT, you have two options. You can either sign in to apply online (password-protected) or print application forms and submit them by email or mail. Please ensure to submit all relevant documents (such as by-laws and spreadsheets of property data) with your application.
Once your application is received, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will verify it, confirm eligibility of the federal property, perform valuation reviews, confirm tax classes and applicable tax rates, and issue payments (if applicable). If you are not already receiving your payments from PSPC by direct deposit, you should register for direct deposit of your payments in lieu of taxes.
To apply for PILT on corporation property (such as Canada Post Corporation, the CBC, Via Rail Corporation) or on property administered by other federal agencies (such as the federal Port Authorities), you must continue to submit your application by mail directly to that Crown corporation or agency.
Sign in to apply online (password-protected)First time user
To apply online for payments in lieu of taxes on behalf of a taxing authority, you must be authorized to represent this taxing authority and you must create an account.If you already have an account, enter your username and password to sign in.
Print application forms
If you prefer, you may print the application forms, complete them off-line and submit them by email or mail. Please ensure to include all relevant information (such as by-laws and spreadsheets of property data) with your application.Select your region to find the proper printer-friendly application forms:
- Atlantic Region (New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island)
- Quebec Region (Quebec, except Gatineau)
- National Capital Region (Ottawa and Gatineau)
- Ontario Region (Ontario, except Ottawa)
- Western Region (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nunavut)
- Pacific Region (British Columbia and Yukon)
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