Property Tax Increase Cancellation Program

If you are a low-income senior or a low-income person living with a disability, this program gives you the opportunity to apply for a cancellation of property tax increases.

Property Tax Increase Deferral Program

If you are a low-income senior or a low-income person living with a disability, this program gives you the opportunity to apply for a deferral of property tax increases.

Repayment of the Property Tax Increase Deferral

  • The total deferral amount(s) must be paid back to the City if you no longer own the property.
  • Contact the Tax Rebates Unit at 416-394-2480 to arrange for payment of your deferred property taxes.

Get more information about services and programs for Seniors and People Living with a Disability.

Water Rebate Program

If you are a low-income senior or a low-income person living with a disability who consumes less than 400 cubic metres (m³) of water each year, this program gives you the opportunity to apply for a water rebate. After December 31st, the City will calculate your annual water consumption. If you meet all eligibility criteria, a rebate will be applied to your utility bill in the year following the application year.

Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program

If you or a dependant are receiving home dialysis treatment at a Toronto residential property, you may be eligible for a rebate on your utility bill. Learn more about the Home Dialysis Water Rebate Program.

Solid Waste Rebate Program

New for 2019 – If you are a low-income senior or a low-income person living with a disability, and you are using a small, medium or large size garbage bin, or you are a single family residential bag-only customer; you may qualify to receive a rebate on the solid waste portion of your utility bill. If eligible, a single rebate per household will be applied to your household’s largest size bin.

All Program Requirements

If you qualify for the programs, the amount of the deferral, cancellation, water and/or solid waste rebate will be applied to your account. You must meet the following requirements:

  • tax account must have no taxes owing for the prior year(s)
  • water/utility account must be paid in full
  • applicant/property owner must have owned and occupied the property as their principal residence for one year or more before August 31, 2019
  • applicant/property owner must meet the program specific eligibility criteria
  • your combined household income is the total income of all listed owners and their spouses
    • if your spouse does not meet other eligibility requirements, the application will still be considered; however, the spouse’s income will be included to determine the combined household income
  • age requirements must be met by December 31st of the taxation year
  • proof of age, such as a driver’s license, may be required, if you are applying as a senior for the first time

Property tax increase cancellation program

To qualify for a cancellation of a property tax increase you must:

  • have a combined household income of $41,228 or less, and
  • have a residential assessment of $975,000 or less
  • be 65 years of age or older, or
  • be 60-64 years of age and be in receipt of an Allowance under the Old Age Security Act; if widowed, be in receipt of the Spouse’s Allowance under the Old Age Security Act, or
  • be a person living with a disability and be in receipt of disability benefits

Property tax increase deferral program

To qualify for a deferral of a property tax increase you must:

  • have a combined household income of $50,000 or less,
  • be 65 years of age or older, or
  • be 60-64 years of age and be in receipt of an Allowance under the Old Age Security Act; if widowed, be in receipt of the Spouse’s Allowance under the Old Age Security Act, or
  • be a person living with a disability and be in receipt of disability benefits
  • be 50 years of age or older and be receiving either a pension or a pension annuity resulting from a pension plan under the Income Tax Act (Canada)

Water Rebate and Solid Waste Rebate Programs

  • have a combined household income of $50,000 or less
  • be 65 years of age or older, or
  • be 60-64 years of age and be in receipt of an Allowance under the Old Age Security Act; if widowed, be in receipt of the Spouse’s Allowance under the Old Age Security Act, or
  • be 50 years of age or older and be receiving either a pension or a pension annuity resulting from a pension plan under the Income Tax Act (Canada), or
  • be a person living with a disability and be in receipt of disability benefits

Water rebate program

To qualify for a rebate on the water consumption portion or your utility bill, you must:

  • consume less than 400 m³ annually
  • have metered water service in your home

Solid waste rebate program – new for 2019!

To qualify for a rebate on the solid waste portion of your utility bill, you must:

  • be billed for a small, medium or large garbage collection bin, or
  • be a single family residential bag-only customer

Extra-large bins are not eligible for a solid waste rebate. To submit your request to change the size of your bin Call 311 Toronto or refer to Bins at toronto.ca/311.

Seniors

  • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Income Tax unaltered copy of your Notice of Assessment (NOA) or Notice of Reassessment (NOR)
  • Old Age Security T4A-OAS (if applicable)
  • Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), or OAS Allowance (if applicable), or Spousal Allowance T4A (if applicable)
  • Proof of Age is required if applying for the first time, such as a copy of:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Driver’s Licence
  • Proof of receipt of a registered pension or registered annuity under the Income Tax Act (Canada), if applicable.

Persons Living with a Disability

  • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Income Tax unaltered copy of your Notice of Assessment (NOA) or Notice of Reassessment (NOR)
  • Disability benefit income from one or more of the following:
    • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
    • Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
    • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
    • Employment Insurance Sickness Benefit
    • Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
    • Private Disability Insurance Plan
    • Employer Disability Insurance Plan
    • Disability programs provided by Professional Association

If you do not have the above income documents, you should provide documentation that shows other financial support(s) or circumstances in respect of your disability for special consideration.

Verification

You are required to provide an unaltered copy of your Notice of Assessment (NOA) or Notice of Reassessment (NOR) to establish eligibility for the City’s Tax and Water Relief Programs.

Your personal information will be protected from unauthorized collection and use.

Deadline

You can complete one 2019 Tax, Water and Solid Waste Relief Application for all four programs. Your application form must be received by the deadline.

If you have applied for and received a cancellation, deferral, water and/or solid waste rebate for the previous year, you must continue to apply each year.

Submission of Applications

Submit your application by mail, fax or in person:

City of Toronto
Revenue Services, Property Tax Rebates
5100 Yonge St.,
Toronto, ON M2N 5V7
Fax: 416-696-3623 (refer to Tips on Faxing and Emailing)

In-person at an Inquiry and Payment Counter

Property Tax Appeals and Assessment Appeals

Tax reductions from successful property assessment appeals and property tax appeals will alter the amount of your tax deferral or cancellation and may require repayment of the rebate.