The Village of Buena Vista is pleased to announce that we have now added credit card to the list of payment options for residents to pay their property taxes and utility bills quickly and conveniently. Best of all…..it’s simple and secure to use!
This service is being offered through PaySimply.ca, a secure, third-party Canadian payment provider & only accepted online through PaySimply.ca. This service uses a user fee model so that the cost of the transaction is no longer borne by the municipality. It’s shifted to the individual making the payment. All fees are paid to PaySimply and the Village does not retain any portion of it. You will be notified of the fee amount prior to the payment being processed and will also receive an email confirmation of your transaction, including fees paid. Normal credit card processing times apply. Payments are approved instantly, and processing may take from 3 – 5 business days.
Many residents have asked and/or want the Village to offer the same kinds of payment options that they are accustomed to using elsewhere. The Village wanted to be able to provide residents with this option, however, the reality is that high fees are associated with these payments and would have a direct impact on the municipal bottom line. These fees would have to be passed back to our residents through the annual tax rate. The increase in taxes to accommodate credit card fees would not be fair to residents that do not pay by credit card. So in order to reduce that barrier, we have decided to utilize PaySimply which enables the Village to keep our overall payment acceptance processing costs down.
All our other methods of payments are still available to residents, including:
- By Mail – cheque only
- Financial Institution – online banking payment
- In Person – cheque, debit or exact cash
- After-hours drop box – cheque only
Visit PaySimply by clicking HERE
For more information and how to pay by credit card you can also go to https://buenavista.ca/information/paying-for-taxes-or-utilities/