Managed Forest Tax Incentive Plan (MFTIP)
What is a managed forest plan (MFTIP)?
Land entered into the program and managed accordingly allows landowners to save 75% on property tax. For a brief overview of what a MFTIP is, who is eligible to participate, what is required to participate please visit our Managed Forest Tax Incentive Services page or visit the Ontario government’s page.
When are new applications of MFTIPs due?
Application deadline for new plans are due by June 30th, a year prior to start year date. For example; new plan start date is January 1st, 2019 the application deadline is June 30th, 2018.
When are 5-year progress report and copy of activities due?
The 5-year progress report and a copy of the Report of Activities (Section 9) from your plan are due by July 31st of year 5 in the program. For example; new plan start date is January 1st, 2019 the 5-year deadline is July 31st, 2023.
When are the 10-year plan renewals due?
10-year plan renewals are due by July 31st, of year 10 in the program. For example; new plan start date is January 1st, 2019 the 10-year renewal deadline is July 31st, 2028.
I missed a submission date. What do I do?
If you missed either the 5-year progress report or 10-year renewal it is likely your property has been removed from the program. If you don’t renew your plan, you need to submit a MFTIP Landowner Report to the MFTIP program administrator. Otherwise a new application for participation is required and is due by June 30th.
Can I cut wood or log if I have a MFTIP?
Yes. According to MFTIP guidelines as long as managed forest activities are completed in accordance with good forest management practices cutting and or removing wood is an acceptable activity. Please note forestry laws vary greatly across Ontario. Ensure all work is completed according to governing legislation.
Who do I contact to get a copy of my Property Assessment Notice?
Please contact the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) 1-866-296-6722
Can planting trees increase my managed forest area?
Yes! If the right requirements are met planting trees on your property may allow you to increase managed forest area.