Tax Rebates for Eligible Charities and Other Similar Organizations

In accordance with Section 361 of the Municipal Act, the County of Wellington has adopted a tax rebate programme for eligible charities for the purpose of giving them relief from taxes on eligible property they occupy. An eligible charity is a registered charity as defined in subsection 248(1) of the Income Tax Act (Canada) and has a registration number issued by the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.

The County of Wellington has expanded the eligibility policy to include: non profit organizations, agricultural organizations, boards of trade, chambers of commerce and registered amateur athletic organizations (as defined in the Income Tax Act). An eligible property is one in the commercial or industrial property classes.

County Council has approved a rebate of 40% of taxes paid by an eligible charity on the eligible property it occupies. Applications, accompanied by proof of taxes paid, should be directed to the municipality in which the property is located.

Requests may be submitted between January 1 of the taxation year and the last day of February of the following taxation year. Applications must be made annually. Download application form or visit your local municipal office  or the Wellington County Administration Centre. View a copy of Charitable Tax Rebate By-Law No. 5572-18.


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Holly Leeming
Property Tax Analyst
74 Woolwich Street, Guelph ON N1H 3T9
T. 519.837.2600 x 2340