Rebates and Assistance

Senior/older adult rebate and tax deferral programs

Senior’s property tax reduction program

A tax reduction of $500 per year is available to property owners 65 years of age or older whose combined household income of all persons residing in their property is less than $28,223 in 2015. To be eligible, no other parties other than the owner(s) and/or spouse can reside on the property, and the property must be a personal residence. Other restrictions apply to this program. To apply, please complete the Application for Senior's Property Tax Reduction Program (pdf, 17 kB).

Older adults property tax deferral program

A full property tax deferral is available to property owners 65 years of age or older whose combined household income of all persons residing in their property is less than $44,800. A lien will be registered against the property and the full amount of the deferral will become payable once the owner(s) are no longer eligible, or upon sale of the property. The deferral is interest free to the homeowner(s) and requires an annual renewal application to remain in the program. Other restrictions apply. Please visit the Older Adult Property Tax Deferral Program Principals page for further details. Applications and more detailed information can be found on the Region of Halton website.

Older adults/disabled property tax increase deferral

If you are 65 or older, or are disabled, with a combined household income under $44,800, you may be eligible to defer any year over year increase to your property tax. A lien will be registered against the property and the amount deferred will become payable upon the sale of the property. An annual renewal application is required to remain in the program. Other restrictions apply to this program. To apply, please complete the Low-income Seniors and/or Low-income Persons with Disabilities Property Tax Deferral Program (pdf, 48 kB) application.

You may only take part in one of these programs. For more information, please contact the Oakville Tax Office at 905-338-4222 or finance@oakville.ca to consider if one of these programs may be right for you.

Other rebates

Registered charity tax rebate

The town administers an annual tax rebate program for registered charitable organizations that rent space in commercial, industrial or multi-tenanted properties in Oakville. To apply, please submit a completed Application for Property Tax Rebate For Registerd Charities Occupying Commercial or Industrial Property (pdf, 24 kB) by February 28 of the year following the taxation year for which the rebate would apply.

For more information, please contact the Oakville Tax Office at 905-338-4222 or finance@oakville.ca.

Commercial property tax rebate

The town provides an annual vacancy rebate program for properties assessed in the commercial and industrial tax classes. To apply, please submit a completed application for commercial and industrial vacancy rebate of property taxes (pdf, 59 kB) by February 28 of the year following the taxation year for which the rebate would apply.

For more information, please contact the Oakville Tax Office at 905-338-4222 or finance@oakville.ca