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Property Tax Rebate for Seniors

About This Rebate

This program, administered by Access Nova Scotia on behalf of the Department of Community Services, is designed to help eligible seniors remain in their homes by providing them with an annual rebate on their municipal property taxes.

The program provides eligible homeowners with a 50% rebate on the municipal property taxes paid the previous year, up to a maximum of $800.00 per year. The rebate is always based on the property taxes paid in the previous year.

Who Qualifies for This Rebate

You are eligible to receive the rebate if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You were receiving either the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or The Allowance in January of this year. To find out if you qualify for the GIS or The Allowance, call Service Canada at 1-800 277-9914.
  • You are living in your home at the time you apply for the rebate and continue to reside in your home and ; 
  • Your previous year's property taxes were paid in full

How to Apply for This Rebate

Send your application to:

Property Tax Rebate for Seniors Program
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
Business Registration
PO Box 283, Halifax CRO
B3J 2N7

For more information, contact SNSMR at 424-5200 within Metro or toll free 1-800-670-4357.

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