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Burlington. Finance Department

Site: Burlington City Hall

Service: Property Tax Rebate / Deferral

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Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
City Council will be considering a temporary change to provide relief of penalty and interest in the months of April and May for all property owners  
* no penalty will be charged for the April 21 installment for all property owners 
* no month-end interest will be charged for all property owners 
* no non-sufficient fund (NSF) fee will be charged by the City for any returned tax payments 
* the relief will be reviewed on a monthly basis for any further extensions 
* the April 21, 2020 installment will be required to be paid before June 30 based on the relief outlined 
* to temporarily suspend automatic pre-authorized payments email pap@burlington.ca at least three business days prior to the withdrawal date 
* contact the bank to put a stop payment on a post-dated cheque 
 
The City of Burlington has suspended all City-run spring programs and extended the closure of some recreation facilities, parks, playgrounds, sports fields and City administration facilities to the end of June 
* all bookings will be cancelled, and credits will be placed on accounts (refunds will be issued based on requests) 
* essential services and those services that provide direct support to keep residents and staff safe will be maintained (these include areas such as Burlington Fire, Burlington Transit including Handi-Van, Traffic Services, ByLaw Enforcement, Roads, Parks and Forestry Operations, Building Inspections and ServiceBurlington) 
* staff continue to work from home to maintain City services such as Community Planning, City Capital Works and various Corporate Services 
* for further assistance, email city@burlington.ca
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-335-7750
Toll Free Phone 1-877-213-3609
Fax 905-335-7877
Website www.burlington.ca/en/services-for-you/Rebates-and-Deferrals.asp
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Primary Contact Amy Moore, Coordinator of Tax Billing and Collections
Agency Information
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding City / Town
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
City Council will be considering a temporary change to provide relief of penalty and interest in the months of April and May for all property owners  
* no penalty will be charged for the April 21 installment for all property owners 
* no month-end interest will be charged for all property owners 
* no non-sufficient fund (NSF) fee will be charged by the City for any returned tax payments 
* the relief will be reviewed on a monthly basis for any further extensions 
* the April 21, 2020 installment will be required to be paid before June 30 based on the relief outlined 
* to temporarily suspend automatic pre-authorized payments email pap@burlington.ca at least three business days prior to the withdrawal date 
* contact the bank to put a stop payment on a post-dated cheque 
 
The City of Burlington has suspended all City-run spring programs and extended the closure of some recreation facilities, parks, playgrounds, sports fields and City administration facilities to the end of June 
* all bookings will be cancelled, and credits will be placed on accounts (refunds will be issued based on requests) 
* essential services and those services that provide direct support to keep residents and staff safe will be maintained (these include areas such as Burlington Fire, Burlington Transit including Handi-Van, Traffic Services, ByLaw Enforcement, Roads, Parks and Forestry Operations, Building Inspections and ServiceBurlington) 
* staff continue to work from home to maintain City services such as Community Planning, City Capital Works and various Corporate Services 
* for further assistance, email city@burlington.ca 
 
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Tax Rebate 
1. Low Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate 
* City of Burlington property tax rebate of $ 525 for eligible seniors (see "Eligibility" below)  
* application deadline December 31 each year  
Contact tax section or see website for more information and application form 
 
Tax Deferrals 
Note: using a tax deferral will make homeowner ineligible for tax rebate, and may have impact on other tax credits 
 
1. Low-Income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Increase Deferral 
Defers increases in property taxes 
* for low income seniors and low income persons with disabilities (see "Eligibility" below) 
* a Region of Halton program, administered by the four local municipalities  
* allows eligible homeowners to defer property tax increases to keep payments at a constant level as long as the property is their principal residence  
* accumulated total of all deferred amounts is paid when property is sold or no longer the applicant's principal residence  
* application must be made annually, on or before 45 days after the mailing of the final property tax bill, which normally occurs in early June 
Contact tax section or see website for more information and application form 
 
2. Older Adults Property Tax Deferral Program 
Defers the full amount of property taxes for older adults under a certain income 
* deferral is interest-free 
For more details, see full listing here
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Burlington
Eligibility For eligibility requirements for all programs, see City of Burlington website
Application For information on all programs, see City of Burlington website
Languages English
Fees Fees applicable to Older Adults Property Tax Deferral Program * for more details, see full listing here
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
Burlington City Hall
426 Brant St
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
 
View Google Map
Intersection Brant St and James St
Mailing Address c/o The Corporation of the City of Burlington, Finance Dept. 
PO Box 5080 
Burlington City Hall 
426 Brant St 
Burlington, ON L7R 4G4
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; City Hall is accessible to people who use personal mobility devices * assistive listening devices are available to use in Council Chambers * City of Burlington documents can be made available in alternative formats upon request * communication supports are available upon request * contact city@burlington.ca to request other accessibility related accommodation
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Income Programs
HCSD Sub Heading Assistance Programs
Service Categories Property Tax Information ~ Older Adults ; Property Tax Payment Assistance

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