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    Tax Relief &Defferals

    Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons with Disabilities Tax Deferral Program

    The Regional Municipality of Halton has a tax deferral program for low-income seniors and low income persons with disabilities. Read the Halton Region General Information, Tax Deferral FAQs and By-law for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons with Disabilities Tax Deferral Program.

    Click here for the Seniors & Low-Income Tax Deferral Program information and application.

     

    Charity Rebate Program

    The Charity Rebate Program provides rebates to registered charities that meet the following criteria:

    • Must have a valid registration number issued by the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency; and,
    • Occupy space in a commercial or industrial property.

    Applications must be made to the Town by February 28 for rebates of previous year property taxes.

    Click here for a Charity Rebate Application form.

     

    Seniors Tax Grant Program

    You are eligible for a $425 Seniors Tax Grant if you or your spouse meet the following qualifications:

    • Must be 65 years of age or older; and,
    • Must be in receipt of the Guaranteed Income Supplement; and,
    • Occupy residential property in the Town of Halton Hills; and,
    • Have been assessed as owner of such property for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the date of application.
    • The seniors tax grant program is funded by the Region of Halton, the School Board and the Town of Halton Hills.

    Recipients of the seniors tax grant will automatically receive an application in the mail in June each year.

    Senior Tax Grant application forms can be picked up at the Town offices or downloaded off our web site.

    If you have any question please contact the Town of Halton Hills Tax Department.

     

    Farm Deferral Program

    On January 9, 2006 Council adopted a resolution to defer taxes on 'farmland' (FT) as identified by MPAC. Staff circulated a survey (Appendix A) to all property owners with a FT assessment to determine if the deferral was still wanted. 551 surveys were mailed on November 25th with a requested return date of December 22, 2011. Staff received 331 responses or 60%. 52% of respondents wanted to continue the deferral program and 48% wanted to discontinue/no preference to the program.

    Read the Full Report to council

     

    Vacancy Rebate Program

    The Vacancy Rebate Program provides tax rebates for commercial and industrial buildings that are entirely or partially vacant for at least ninety (90) consecutive days.

    Applications must be made to the Town by February 28 for rebates of previous year property taxes. . Application forms are available at the Civic Centre, by calling 905-873-2601, Ext. 2221, or by downloading the Application for Rebate of Property Taxes for Vacancies in Commercial and Industrial Buildings.

     

    Capping/Clawback Program

    The Capping / Clawback program is a requirement of the provincial government. It is intended for Commercial, Industrial, and Multi-Residential Properties only. The objective of the program is to reduce the impacts of large increases in assessment by limiting property tax increases. Read more about capping/clawback programs

    Over the past few years the Province mandated that tax increases on commercial, industrial, or multi-residential lands would be limited to no more than 5% of the previous year's taxes. This meant it could take several years for properties receiving capping protection to pay full taxes based on their Current Value Assessment.
    Starting in the 2005 tax year, the provincial government provided municipalities with more options:

    • They allowed municipalities to set the cap limit between 5% and 10%
    • They allowed municipalities to set 'thresholds' of up to $250. If the application of other cap / clawback measures brought the property to within the threshold value, the taxes would automatically be set at the Current Value Assessment taxes.
    • They allowed municipalities to implement a minimum annual increase up to 5% of CVA level taxes.
    • Limits do not apply to municipal levy increases. Annual tax increases may exceed the capped percent limit.
    New in 2009 and future years:
    • The province allows municipalities the option to exclude from the capping program, properties that have reached CVA tax in the prior year.

    After a considerable amount of review and analysis Halton Region, in consultation with the area municipalities, recommended to Regional Council that the maximum factors be applied. The intent was to move the Commercial, Industrial, and Multi-Residential properties to pay CVA-based property taxes as quickly as possible.

    Properties that received a cap or clawback in 2008 have been allocated 50% of the 2008 cap or clawback amount on the 2009 interim tax bill. Cap and clawback calculations and adjustments for 2009 will be shown on the 2009 final tax bill.

     

    Capping Factors/Options

    2016 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit - based on previous year's Annualized taxes 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%
    Previous Year's CVA Tax Limit 5.00% 5.00% 5.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold for protected properties (increasers)  $250 $250 $250
    CVA Tax Threshold for clawed back properties (decreasers)  $250 $250 $250
    Maintain properties at CVA tax in prior year for current year Yes Yes Yes
    Maintain properties at CVA tax when property crosses from CAP to CLAW Yes Yes Yes
    Maintain properties at CVA tax when property crosses from CLAW to CAP Yes Yes Yes
    New Constructrion Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Municipal Levy Change 1.549766% 1.537261% 2.602188%
    Clawback % 35.1430% 31.1957% 0.00%
    Decrease Retained 64.8570% 68.8043% 100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban 1.879281% 3.069181% 1.756059%
    Tax Rate - Rural 1.835021% 2.997468% 1.687324%

     

    View previous years capping factors.
    2015 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit - based on previous year's Annualized taxes 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%
    Previous Year's CVA Tax Limit 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold for protected properties (increasers)  $250 $250 $250
    CVA Tax Threshold for clawed back properties (decreasers)  $250 $250 $250
    Maintain properties at CVA tax in prior year for current year Yes Yes Yes
    Maintain properties at CVA tax when property crosses from CAP to CLAW Yes Yes Yes
    Maintain properties at CVA tax when property crosses from CLAW to CAP Yes Yes Yes
    New Constructrion Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Municipal Levy Change 1.784021% 1.758352% 2.996355%
    Clawback % 39.3314% 33.7341% 0.00%
    Decrease Retained 60.6686% 66.2659% 100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban 1.904948% 3.130729% 1.782388%
    Tax Rate - Rural 1.858843% 3.056026% 1.710788%

     

    2014 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit 10% 10% 10%
    CVA Tax Threshold – Increasers (capped) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold – Decreasers (claw back) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    Municipal Levy Change 1.3125 1.302251 2.22696
    Claw back (% claw back) 40.0142% 34.642% 0.00%
    Decrease Retained 59.9858% 65.358% 100.00%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Tax Rate – Urban 1.955466% 3.193129% 1.806057%
    Tax Rate – Rural 1.908469% 3.116982% 1.733072%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current Year if CVA tax reached in prior year YES YES YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA taxReached or crossed in current year YES YES YES

     

    2013 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit 10% 10% 10%
    CVA Tax Threshold – Increasers (capped) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold – Decreasers (claw back) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    Municipal Levy Change 1.449732 1.449622 2.490064
    Claw back (% claw back) 26.6717% 46.0342% 0.00%
    Decrease Retained 73.3283% 53.9658% 100.00%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Tax Rate – Urban 2.023073% 3.278167% 1.847943%
    Tax Rate – Rural 1.973482% 3.197817% 1.770929%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current Year if CVA tax reached in prior year YES YES YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA taxReached or crossed in current year YES YES YES

     

    2012 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold - Increasers (capped) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold - Decreasers (claw back) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    Municipal Levy Change 1.648811% 1.676921% 2.861232%
    Claw back (% claw back) 47.2212% 41.8818% 0.00%
    Decrease Retained 52.7788% 58.1182% 100.00%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban 2.075254% 3.307050% 1.879250%
    Tax Rate - Rural 2.024354% 3.224578% 1.800203%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current year
    if CVA tax reached in prior year 
    YES
    YES YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA tax reached
    or crossed in current year   
    YES
    YES YES

     

    2011 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold - Increasers (capped) 250.00 250.00 250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold - Decreasers (claw back) 250.00 250.00 250.00
    Municipal Levy Change 1.970878% 2.02356% 3.514431%
    Claw back (% claw back) 58.4089% 44.2451% 0.000000%
    Decrease Retained 41.5911% 55.7549% 100.0000%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban 2.167602% 3.422720% 1.920123%
    Tax Rate - Rural 2.114514% 3.336704% 1.837679%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current year
    if CVA tax reached in prior year 
    YES
    YES
    YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA tax reached
    or crossed in current year   
    NO
    NO
    NO

     

    2010 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit 10.00% 10.00% 10.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold - Increasers (capped) $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold - Decreasers (claw back) $250.00 $250.00 250.00
    Municipal Levy Change 0.984891% 1.022432% 1.792861%
    Claw Back (% claw back) 51.2893% 33.4181% 0.0000%
    Decrease Retained 48.7107% 66.5819% 100.0000%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban 2.262714% 3.532630% 1.945701%
    Tax Rate - Rural 2.212885% 3.451894% 1.868318%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current year
    if CVA tax reached in prior year 
    YES
    YES
    YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA tax reached
    or crossed in current year   
    NO
    NO
    NO

     

    2009 Capping Factors/Options
    Commercial
    Industrial
    Multi-residential
    Annualized Tax Limit
    10.00%
    10.00%
    10.00%
    CVA Tax Threshold - Increasers (capped)
    250.00
    250.00
    250.00
    CVA Tax Threshold - Decreasers (claw back)
    250.00
    250.00
    250.00
    Municipal Levy Change
    1.850761%
    1.947164%
    3.473008%
    Claw back (% claw back)
    76.8728%
    66.8876%
    0.000000%
    Decrease Retained
    23.1272%
    33.1124%
    100.0000%
    New Construction Minimum Threshold
    100.00%
    100.00%
    100.00%
    Tax Rate - Urban
    2.403018%
    3.704134%
    2.020323%
    Tax Rate - Rural
    2.346944%
    3.613280%
    1.933242%
    Maintain properties at CVA tax for current year
    if CVA tax reached in prior year 
    YES
    YES
    YES
    Maintain properties at CVA tax if CVA tax reached
    or crossed in current year   
    NO
    NO
    NO

     

     

     


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