News release

Deadline for Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program Extended

Applications for a minimum $1,000 through the Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program will be accepted for an additional two weeks. The new deadline to apply is July 9.

“We encourage all eligible businesses to apply for the program before it closes,” said Inclusive Economic Development Minister Labi Kousoulis. “It is important they access all of the funding they are eligible for as we open up and move towards economic recovery.”

The Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program provides eligible businesses with a one-time rebate of a portion of their paid property taxes. They can choose a rebate of $1,000 or 50 per cent of the commercial real property taxes paid for the final six months of the 2020-21 tax year.

Quick Facts:

  • the program is funded through the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Response Council fund
  • the program is available to gym and fitness establishments, hair salons and barber shops, spas, nail salons, body art establishments, restaurants offering in-person dining service, bars and licensed drinking establishments, independent retailers with a physical retail location and organizations offering live performing arts

Additional Resources:

More information about the Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program and the online application can be found here: https://nscrc.ca/programs

More information on support for businesses can be found at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/support/#support-for-business

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