Corporate Services, Finance Department, Relief from Property Taxation-Extreme Sickness or Poverty
|Address & Phone(s)|
|Address||350 City Hall Sq W|
Windsor, ON N9A 6S1
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|Accessibility||Fully Accessible - washroom, parking, entrance|
|Office Phone||519-255-2489; |
|Toll Free Phone||1-877-746-4311|
|Description & Services|
|Description||Tax Relief Program: Extreme Sickness or Poverty |
•Tax adjustment application is available for those property owners who are applying for tax relief due to extreme sickness or poverty under Section 357. (1) (d.1) of the Ontario Municipal Act.
•The intention of the program is to provide temporary relief for those property owners who may qualify.
•The Tax Adjustment applies only to single family residential homes.
•Property Assessment Value should be equal to or less than $150,000. However, property assessment which falls above the cut-off level must be below the property taxes.
•Any personal savings above the 2011 property taxes must first be used to pay off taxes. Any remaining balance will be subject to consideration for relief.
•The property owner may only apply for a period of 2 years on the same property.
•The program does not address any arrears taxes that a property owner may have from prior years. If this is the case, the property owner is required to discuss a payment plan with someone from the Administration
If approved, the relief will be issued as a credit to their tax account only. No cheques are issued.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm|
|Eligibility||Low income residential property owners who have experienced Extreme Sickness Or Extreme Poverty: Click on the link for eligibility requirements Extreme Sickness or Extreme Poverty|
|Application||The following documents will be required to accompany the application: |
•A copy of the 2012 Income Tax Return from Canada Revenue Agency.
•A copy of the 2012 Notice of Personal Income Tax Assessment from Canada Revenue Agency.
Copies must be provided for all current/listed owners on the property together with the spouse/partner of the property owner and any occupants 18 years of age or older. Children below the age of 18 in full time attendance at a qualifying educational institution are excluded (must provide proof of enrolment if 16-18 years of age).
•A copy of an official Bank Statement (outlining the balance as at December 31, 2012).
Copies must be provided for all current/listed owners on the property together with the spouse/partner of the property owner (this includes any account whether you have it by yourself or with someone else or whether it is in your name or any other name).
•In addition, other supporting documentation may be requested if more information is required with respect to your application.
•Please note that the applicant must submit the Tax Adjustment Application on or before February 28, 2013, (however the applicant has three months after the deadline submission for the application has passed to provide all other required supporting documentation. Deadline for supporting documentation is May 31, 2013.
•The application will not be processed unless all required information has been provided.
•For complete information about eligibility and application requirements call the City of Windsor at: 311, or (519) 255-CITY (2489), 1-877-RING 311 (746-4311)* if outside the City of Windsor, TTY 1-866-488-9311.
|Primary Contact||Janice Guthrie, Deputy Treasurer, City of Windsor-Taxation and Financial Projects; Phone: 519-255-6100 ext 6271; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||Roger Lauziere, Manager of Property Assessment, City of Windsor-Taxation and Financial Projects; Phone: 519-255-6100 ext 6170; Email: email@example.com|
|Subjects||Financial assistance ; Financial programs ; Tax assessments ; Tax credits ; Tax rebates ; Taxation|