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Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

How to get tax relief when you follow an approved Managed Forest Plan for your property.


How it works

Through the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP), landowners who get their property classified as 'Managed Forest' pay 25% of the municipal tax rate set for residential properties.

To participate, you must prepare and follow a 10-year Managed Forest Plan that details how you will manage your forest property responsibly.

The plan must be approved by a Managed Forest Plan Approver. These individuals are independent resource management consultants, certified by, but not employed by, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

You also need to submit a 5-year progress report and update your management plan every 10 years to stay in the program.


Who is eligible

To be eligible you need to:

  • own 4 hectares (9.88 acres) or more of forested land on a single property in Ontario on one municipal roll number
  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be a Canadian corporation, partnership
  • be a trust or conservation authority
  • have a minimum number of trees on each hectare (acre) of forest you own
  • Residences, landscaped areas and land used for residential or other purposes are not eligible under the program.
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How EcoMedic can be of service:

EcoMedic will conduct a preliminary assessment and visit your property and provide a quote for the cost to prepare, approve and submit your Managed Forest Plan to the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP). You can also choose to prepare the plan yourself, in which case EcoMedic will guide you through the application, approve and submit your plan.

Your new MPAC tax assessment will take effect the following year when submitted by the June 30th deadline for new plans.

EcoMedic services York, Durham and Halton Regions, Simcoe County and Muskoka.


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