Grant for Seniors to offset a municipal tax increase

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Apply for when filing your taxes

The Grant for Seniors to offset a municipal tax increase aims to give tax relief if your taxes have increased due to a significant increase in the value of your home.

You may be able to get this grant if you meet all the following:

  • On December 31, 2021:
    • You were resident in Québec.
    • You were 65 or over.
    • You had owned your residence for at least 15 consecutive years (note that this period can include a period during which your spouse owned the residence before transferring ownership to you).
  • Your residence is for your family's residential use only and consists of only one dwelling, and it serves as your main residence.
  • You received (or were entitled to receive) a municipal tax bill in your name for the residence for 2022. If you co-owned the residence, the municipal tax bill may have been issued in another co-owner's name.
  • Your family income for 2021 (the amount on line 275 of your income tax return plus, if you had a spouse on December 31, 2021, the amount on line 275 of his or her return) was $54,700 or less.

You must also meet at least one of the following two conditions:

  • The potential grant (determined using the current assessment roll) is shown on either your 2022 municipal tax bill or the document entitled Amount of the Potential Grant to Offset a Municipal Tax Increase that was issued by your municipality.
  • You or a co-owner of the residence received a grant in the last year covered by the previous assessment roll.

An assessment roll is an inventory of properties in a municipality and the assessed value of each property. It is used to calculate municipal and school taxes to be charged to the tax payers.

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 the form TP-1029.TM-V, Grant for Seniors to Offset a Municipal Tax Increase and enclose the form with your tax return.

To get the grant for a given year, you must file an application by December 31 of the fourth year following the given year. For example, to get the grant for 2022 you must apply by December 31, 2026.

Last updated: June 2, 2022