Property Tax Increase Relief for Low Income Seniors and Disabled Persons
Low-income homeowners in the County of Hastings who meet certain criteria, and whose property taxes have increased over the previous year, may apply for a tax reduction of up to $250 against an eligible increase.
This program has been established under Section 319 of the Municipal Act, 2001 and is open to residential property owners who are, or whose spouse is:
- 65 years of age or older and eligible for support under the Federal Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) program or Ontario Works; or
- A disabled person of any age who is eligible for benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
The subject property must be the primary residence of the applicant. No relief can be granted for properties used on a seasonal or occasional basis, that are tenanted or are otherwise used for a purpose other than the owner’s primary residence. More information can be found within the following link.
Property taxes are the main source of revenue to provide services delivered by the Township of Stirling-Rawdon. They allow us to provide the important municipal programs and services you value and expect. Your yearly taxes are calculated based on tax rates, as approved by Council, multiplied by the assessed value of your property.
Interim/Final Tax Notice
Property owners typically receive two tax bills from the Municipality each year.
Interim tax bills represent fifty percent (50%) of the previous year’s total taxes and are due on the 25th day of the month in March and May.
Final tax bills represent the balance of the annual year’s taxes and are due on the 25th day of August and October.
Supplementary Tax Bills
Supplementary tax bills are generated as a result of a change to your property during the taxation year.
These changes can include, but are not limited to: new residential homes, new commercial, residential or multi-residential units, changes in tax classes, additions or renovations to buildings and previously exempt properties that become taxable.
These bills follow the Property Assessment Change Notice issued by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).
MPAC is responsible for assessing the properties and forwarding the information to the Municipality for billing.
In some cases, these bills can span more than one year depending on the information gathered by MPAC.
Supplementary tax bills are in addition to any other tax bills that have been issued.
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