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Adjustments

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The following adjustments, rebates and grants may be available to you in certain circumstances:

Provincial Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant

This Provincial Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant is an annual amount provided to help offset property taxes for seniors with low and moderate incomes who own their own homes. Senior homeowners will apply for the grant when they file their personal income tax return.

For more information, contact the Ministry of Finance or call 1-800-337-7222.

Cancellation or reduction of taxes

The Municipality of Clarington accepts applications to cancel or reduce property taxes in certain circumstances:

  • If a property could not be used for its normal use because of repairs or renovations for at least three months during the year
  • If the use of a the property has changed since the return of the last revised assessment roll from commercial to residential, etc.
  • If a property has "exempt status" after the return of the last revised assessment roll
  • If there has been a fire or demolition in a building
  • If there is a "gross and manifest error" in the assessment

If you believe you qualify for a cancellation or reduction of your taxes, submit the tax appeal application form by the last day of February in the year following the year application is for.

Vacant unit rebates (commercial and industrial)

This program provides rebates to owners who have vacant units in their commercial/industrial buildings for at least 90 consecutive days. The application must be submitted by the last day of February of the year following the vacancy. 

 Charity rebates

Eligible charities may receive a rebate of the taxes on the building or portion of the building they occupy. The application must be submitted by the last day of February of the year following the year of the rebate.

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