Elderly Property Tax Assistance Credit

To Qualify:

A special tax credit is available for some senior citizens who own their own home. To qualify for the Elderly Tax Credit, you or your spouse must:

  • be receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from the Federal Government,
  • be a City of Timmins resident,
  • be at least 65 years of age by December 31,
  • be assessed as the owner of residential property for the entire current year,
  • occupy a single family dwelling unit in the City of Timmins which municipal taxes been levied

Note:

To qualify for the Elderly Property Tax Assistance Credit, the applicant or spouse must be receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) under Part II of the Old Age Security Act (Canada). The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is an income tested, monthly benefit that low income seniors receive in addition to their Old Age Security pension.
To verify whether or not you receive the GIS, please contact Service Canada, at 120 Cedar Street South (Federal building) or call 1-800-277-9914.

The City of Timmins will issue the credit to qualified taxpayers in the form of a credit against their account.
Taxpayers are required to apply for this rebate on an annual basis on the applicable application form. Your application must be received by December 31st of each year in order to receive the credit. Applications will be inserted with the intern tax bill but can also be downloaded from our website (see link below) or picked up at City Hall.

For more information on the Elderly Tax Credit, contact the Tax department:

Work Phone: (705) 360-2633
Work Fax: (705) 360-2699
Work Email: collections@timmins.ca

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