Low-Income Tax & Utility Rebate

What is the Low-income Tax & Utility Rebate? 

A credit the City of Timmins will issue to qualified residents against their tax and utility account.

For Tax, the rebate is $350 against the annual property taxes over $500.

For Utilities, the amount depends on whether the property is on a metered system and / or the number of rooms.


Who Qualifies?

The applicant or spouse must:

1. Be receiving social assistance from one of the following, within the year of the application:

  • Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) Under Part II of the Old Age Security Act (Canada)
  • Ontario Works Social Assistance
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)

2. The residence must solely be classified in the Residential tax classification,

3. Be assessed as the owner of the residential property for the entire current year,

4. Occupy the single-family dwelling as their personal residence for the year.

To verify whether or not you receive one of the social assistance programs listed above, a copy of this application will be submitting to the corresponding Government office for confirmation.


When can I submit my application?

You can submit your application from January 1st to December 31st within the current year.


Do I have to submit an application every year?

Yes. The taxpayers are responsible to apply for this rebate on an annual basis.


Will the City send an application every year?

No. It is the responsibility of taxpayers to either go online or fill out the application or to pick up an application at City Hall. Click here to view the form online.


Where do I submit my application?

You can submit your completed form by one of the following methods:

  • Mail to City of Timmins, Tax and Utilities Department at:

220 Algonquin Blvd E

Timmins ON  P4N 1B3

  • Drop off at City Hall – Service Timmins Department