Charity Tax Rebate
The Municipal Act requires that all municipalities are to provide a rebate program for charities and similar organizations. The rebate for these organizations must be a minimum of 40% of the property taxes paid if the organization owns or occupies commercial or industrial properties.
Organizations are eligible if they are registered charities as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada) subsection 248(1) and have a registration number that was issued by the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.
How to submit a charity tax rebate application
Applications are due the last day of February of the year following the year being applied for. Applications must be made each year.
Submit your property tax information using the charity rebates application form in order for a rebate to be calculated and granted.
Charities and similar organizations that rent their space must get proof of the amount of taxes paid /included in their rent from their landlord. This information must be provided when you submit your application or it may be denied for that year.