South Dundas writes off $38K in taxes

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

SOUTH DUNDAS – The township has given up trying to collect about $38,000 in municipal taxes this year.

Council approved the move to strike $38,566.96 from its register during a meeting Tuesday night.

The township also had to move roughly $13,600 from its tax write-off reserve fund to cover the shortfall. The 2016 budget only had $25,000 to cover tax write-offs.

They happen for a variety of reasons, including land that has become vacant, buildings either destroyed or damaged by fire or extreme illness or poverty.

The amount is significantly less than last year when $123,033 was taken off the books in South Dundas.