Nova Scotia

Property Tax Rebate for Seniors

Easy application

Need you to file taxes and apply separately

Prerequisite(s) required

To get this benefit you need to first apply for the following benefit(s) if you're eligible:

The Property Tax Rebate for Seniors help with the cost of your municipal residential property taxes. If you qualify for the rebate, you can receive 50% of what you paid on last year’s property taxes, up to $800.

You may be eligible if:

  • your 2021 municipal residential property taxes are paid in full
  • you lived at the property as your primary residence in 2021
  • you receive or are eligible to receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or the Allowance from Service Canada

If you’re not already receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or the Allowance, you can check with Service Canada to see if you’re eligible for them.

You need to apply for the rebate by 31 December 2022.

Proof of  residency in Province

For example:

  • lease agreement
  • rent receipt
  • household bill
    • gas
    • electricity
    • cable television
    • telephone
  • driver's license
  • vehicle registration or car insurance
  • membership in social or professional organization
  • Other:
    • bank information
    • employment information

Proof of housing situation

For example:

  • letter from landlord about your housing situation
  • eviction notice
  • disconnection notice
  • police report about an incident involving your housing
  • moving company quote or invoice
  • list of repairs needed in home
  • list of expenses for renovations needed for independence in the home
  • proof of home ownership (mortgage, property ownership)

Social Insurance Number

For example:

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

  • Complete both sides of the rebate application.
  • Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  • Send your completed application and supporting documents (including tax information) by mail or fax. Or visit Access Nova Scotia.

For general enquiries on property tax rebate for seniors’ contact:

Phone: 902-424-5200 Toll-free: 1-800-670-4357 Fax: 902-428-2164

Mailing address: PO Box 283, CRO, Halifax NS B3J 2N7

Last updated: June 29, 2022