Burlington. Finance Department

Assessment & Taxation Section, Property Tax Deferral and Low Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate

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Record #: BTN4799 Last Modified: 17 Feb 2014 Last Full Update: 01 Oct 2013 Update Schedule: 23 Oct 2014
Record Owner: BTN Date Created: 23 Nov 2009 Date Deleted: N/A  
Organization Info
Alternate NameMunicipal Assistance for Seniors ; Municipal Elderly Resident's Tax Grant, Burlington ; Seniors Property Tax Reduction / Deferral
AddressBurlington City Hall
426 Brant St
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
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Located In CommunityBurlington
Nearest Main IntersectionBrant St and James St
Mailing Addressc/o The Corporation of the City of Burlington, Finance Dept. 
PO Box 5080 
Burlington City Hall 
426 Brant St 
Burlington, ON L7R 4G4
Areas ServedBurlington
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Hours/Dates/Meeting Details
HoursOffice Mon-Fri 8:45 am-4:30 pm
DatesFor Low Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate: annual application deadline is Dec 31 
For Property Tax Deferral: application must be made annually on or before 45 days after the mailing of the final property tax bill
Contact Information
Office Phone905-335-7750
Toll Free Phone1-877-213-3609
Primary ContactMarg Laporte, Coordinator of Collections
Description & Services
DescriptionLow Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate 
The City of Burlington allows a Seniors Property Tax Rebate of $450 for eligible seniors (see "Eligibility", below). 
Annual application deadline Dec 31 * contact finance department or see link for more information and application form 
Property Tax Deferral Program for low income seniors and low income persons with disabilities (see "Eligibility" below) 
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 * a lien is registered against the property at the time of the first deferral, and applies to all future deferrals 
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 finance department or see website for more information and application form
Broader TermsAdults ; Age groups ; Government ; Tax credits ; Taxation
SubjectsDisabilities ; Municipal government ; Property tax ; Seniors ; Tax credits ; Tax rebates
Related TermsDisability benefits ; Fire departments ; Municipal by-laws ; Property ; Sanitation ; Seniors clubs ; Seniors discounts ; Seniors housing ; Sheltered workshops ; Zoning
EligibilityLow Income Seniors Property Tax Rebate:  
65 years of age or older * receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement * and have owned a home in Burlington for at least one year  
Property Tax Deferral Program for low income seniors and low income persons with disabilities: 
Combined family income at or below the upset limit as specified in the by-law (contact Finance Department or see website for details) * seniors must be at least 65 in the taxation year for which application is made * disabled persons must qualify for disability benefits such as, but not limited to, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit and/or private insurer plans, or provide proof of eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit
Directory Description and Headings
Seniors Directory HeadingsCommunity Information ; Government Programs/ Pensions/ Financial Aid ; Home Support Programs
Other Details
FundingCity / Town