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Low Income Seniors and Person's with a Disability Tax Deferral Program

Deferral Amount:
This is limited only to the assessment related tax increase in excess of the first 5% or $100, whichever is greater.

Eligibility Criteria

Seniors:

  • must be 65 years or older
  • must be eligible to receive benefits under the Guaranteed Income Supplement or the Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS)
  • the applicant or spouse of the applicant must have owned the property for at least 1 year before the date of the application

Persons with a Disability:

  • must be eligible to receive payment under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act (ODSP) or the Guaranteed Annual System (GAINS)
  • the applicant or spouse of the applicant must have owned the property for at least 1 year before the date of application

Please note: Deferred amounts represent a lien against the property, under provisions established under Section 319 of the Municipal Act, and must be repaid when the property is sold or a change in ownership occurs.

Application for Deferral