Charities that Own or Rent Property in Halton May Be Eligible for the Charity Tax Rebate Program
Registered charities that own or rent commercial or industrial property in Halton Region may be eligible for the Charity Tax Rebate program. The program, administered by the Local Municipalities, provides a tax rebate of 40 per cent of the property taxes paid by local charities. The deadline to apply for the rebate is February 28, 2013.
“I would encourage charities in our community to take advantage of the Charity Tax Rebate program” said Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Regional Council acknowledges the important work done by charitable organizations throughout Halton.”
To be eligible for the rebate, charities must have a valid registration number issued by the Canada Revenue Agency, must rent or own a commercial or industrial property in Halton, and be able to verify the amount of property taxes paid. Interested charitable organizations should contact their local municipal tax office to determine eligibility. There is no cost to apply for this rebate.
Applications must be made annually and received between January 1 of the taxation year and no later than the last day of February of the following taxation year for which the charity rebate is being requested. For example an application for the 2012 tax year must be received between January 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013.
To apply for the Charity Tax Rebate visit www.halton.ca/propertytaxes and complete the “Registered Charity Tax Relief Application”.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; emergency medical services; waste management; public health; Ontario Works (formerly social assistance); children’s and seniors’ services; social/non-profit housing; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at www.halton.ca.
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