Burlington city council approves increase to low-income seniors property tax rebate

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Published December 15, 2020 at 4:11 pm

At a recent Meeting of Council on Monday, Dec. 14, Burlington City Council approved an increase to the low-income seniors property tax rebate.

The rebate will now increase from $525 to $550 for the 2021 tax year, for eligible property owners.

The City of Burlington offers this tax rebate program to assist eligible seniors in lowering their annual property tax expense.

Qualifying seniors, in receipt of the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), who own and reside in their home as their principle residence may apply on an annual basis.

The deadline to apply for the 2021 tax year is Dec. 31, 2021.

To be eligible for the program, an individual or their spouse must be at least 65 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2021 and be the assessed owner and occupant of a residential property in the City of Burlington for at least one year preceding the application.

Additionally, the individual must be in receipt of the Guaranteed Income Supplement pursuant to the Old Age Security Act and have paid property taxes in full, excluding the applicable rebate.

For more information, including an application form, click here.

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