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Property Tax Rebate for Seniors

The 2018 application is no longer available as the program ended December 31, 2018. The 2019 program opens July 1, 2019.

About This Rebate

This program, administered by Service Nova Scotia on behalf of the Department of Community Services, is designed to help eligible seniors remain in their homes by providing them with an annual rebate on their municipal property taxes.

The program provides eligible homeowners with a 50% rebate of the actual residential municipal property taxes paid the previous year, up to a maximum of $800.00 per year. The rebate is always based on the property taxes paid in the previous year.

Who Qualifies for This Rebate

You are eligible to receive the rebate if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You were receiving either the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or The Allowance in January 2018. To find out if you qualify for the GIS or The Allowance, call Service Canada at 1-800-277-9914.
  • Your previous year's property taxes were paid in full

How to Apply for This Rebate

Send your application to:

Property Tax Rebate for Seniors Program
PO Box 283, Halifax CRO
B3J 2N7

Or Fax your application to:

For more information, contact SNS at 902-424-5200 within Metro or toll free 1-800-670-4357.

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