Property Tax Rebate Program for Eligible Charities
The Region of Peel provides eligible charities with a rebate of 40 per cent of their property taxes (local, Regional and education tax portions). The Province of Ontario passed legislation requiring municipalities to provide tax rebates to eligible charities starting in the 2001 tax year.
The Region of Peel passed a bylaw establishing a program that provides a 40 per cent rebate to charities that:
- Have a valid registration number issued by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, and
- Occupy property in the commercial or industrial property classes
For complete details, please view the bylaw.
How to Apply for a Rebate
Eligible charities must apply annually to receive the rebate. Applications must be made between January 1 of the year for which the application is made and the last day of February of the following year.
For example, applications for the rebate for the 2015 tax year can be made as early as January 1, 2015 and as late as February 29, 2016.
Area municipalities are required to issue half of the rebate payment to a charity within 60 days after receipt of the charity's valid application. The balance of the rebate is payable within 120 days of the receipt of the application, with adjustments (if any) being made after the issuance of the final tax bills for the year.
Registered charities must apply for the rebate by completing an application form and returning it to the area municipality in which the property is located as follows:
City of Mississauga
City of Brampton
Town of Caledon
300 City Centre Drive
2 Wellington St. West
6311 Old Church Rd.
Complete details are included in the application form, which is available for pickup at the above locations or by calling the tax department of the area municipalities or the Finance department of the Region of Peel as follows:
City of Mississauga (Tax Department): 905-615-4311
City of Brampton (Tax Department): 905-874-2200
Town of Caledon (Switchboard - ask for the Tax Department): 905-584-2272
Region of Peel (Finance Department): 905-791-7800 ext. 4956
Monday June 29 2015