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In accordance with Section 319 of the Municipal Act, the County of Wellington has adopted a programme of tax relief for the purpose of "relieving financial hardship" due to property tax increases for low income seniors and low income persons with disabilities.The programme allows for property tax increases up to a maximum of $500 annually to be rebated to eligible property owners. A minimum rebate amount of $200 may be granted to eligible applicants experiencing a minor tax decrease or a tax increase lower than the $200 threshold. The intent of this policy is to provide a mechanism to assist those least able to pay a significant increase in taxes due to a reassessment.To be eligible a low-income senior must have attained the age of 65 years and be in receipt of benefits under the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) programme. To be eligible a low-income disabled person must be in receipt of benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Programme (ODSP). If you do not receive ODSP, you may still qualify for tax relief. Eligibility may be determined on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the County Social Services Department.
Application for tax relief must be made annually to establish eligibility or continued eligibility and should be directed to the local municipal office in which the property is located. Applications must be received by the first of November of the taxation year in which the relief is being requested.You may download an application form or visit your local municipal office or the County of Wellington Administration Centre.
View a copy of the County of Wellington Tax Relief By-Law No. 5520-17.