Tax Assistance and Rebates
Seniors Property Tax Credit Program
This program ($100) is for senior citizens receiving the Guaranteed Income. Submit the application by the end of April.
Tax Deferral Program (up to $1,000)
This program is for property owners receiving Ontario Disability Support Program benefits or seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement. Submit the application by the end of April.
Tax Increase Deferral Program
This program addresses tax-related increases and is for property owners receiving Ontario Disability Support Program benefits or seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement. Submit the application by the end of April.
Registered Charity Property Tax Rebate
This program is for registered charities that occupy a property that is in a commercial or industrial tax class. Submit the application by the end of February. Landlords may be contacted by the City to provide information.
Rebates for Vacant Units in Commercial/Industrial Property
Eligible buildings, or portions of a building, must satisfy certain conditions. Property owners may submit a maximum of two of these applications per property per year.
Heritage Property Tax Refund Program
A 40% tax refund per property (up to a maximum of $5,000 or the total cost of maintenance and eligible work as well as specific eligibility criteria), has been established for properties with a heritage easement agreement. This refund will be awarded once every three years. Property owners have until the last day in February of the year following the tax year to submit this application.
Heritage Property Grants Program
Owners of eligible properties may receive a per annum maximum grant that does not exceed 50% of the total cost of an eligible project to a maximum of $2,000 once every two years. Only a limited number of grants will be issued each year and will be awarded on a first-come-first serve basis. This grant application must be submitted with a Heritage Permit application (via DASH) to the Planning and Development Department. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-546-4291, ext. 1844 for more info.