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Property tax mitigation programs

Full property tax deferral program

The City of Ottawa offers two deferral programs for property taxes for low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities. Eligible homeowners may apply for a full or partial deferral of their annual property taxes.  Under this program, the City defers full payment of annual property taxes, at a reduced interest rate, for those who meet the eligibility criteria.  The City also offers a water utility deferral program for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities.

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Partial property tax deferral program

The City of Ottawa offers two deferral programs for property taxes for low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities. Eligible homeowners may apply for a full or partial deferral of their annual property taxes. Under this program, the City defers partial payment of annual property taxes, at a reduced interest rate, for eligible homeowners. The City also offers a water utility deferral program for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities.

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Property taxes cancellation, reduction or refund

The City of Ottawa may cancel, reduce or refund all or part of the property taxes for those who meet the eligibility requirements in accordance with sections 357 and 358 of the Municipal Act, 2001

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Farm grant program

City Council approved the continuation of the annual Farm Grant Program to provide financial relief to working farmers. The grant program assists eligible farm property owners by allowing the June final property tax instalment to be paid in December.

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Registered charitable organization rebate

Legislation passed by the Province of Ontario requires municipalities to provide eligible charities with rebates of at least 40 per cent of their property taxes for the space they occupy.  The City of Ottawa will offer property tax rebates to qualifying charitable organizations.

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