Home Owner GrantThe home owner grant is designed to help homeowners with their property taxes. To determine eligibility, please refer to the Explanatory Notes - Home Owner Grant on the back of your tax statement.
There are two categories of grants which may reduce your property taxes payable. Depending on your home's assessed value and your age, you may qualify for one of the following:
- Basic Grant: up to $570
- Additional Grant: for those 65 and older of up to $845
Homeowners eligible for the basic grant must pay a minimum property tax of $350. Homeowners eligible for the additional grant must pay a minimum property tax of $100.
The Home Owner Grant must be claimed by the Tax Due Date (July 4, 2016) to avoid penalty. You will not receive the grant if you fail to complete the application form.
There are now two options for claiming your Home Owner Grant:
- Use the form on the front of your property tax statement
- Avoid line ups and use the online form . The online form will be disabled from Jan 1st until the current year's tax notices are sent out.
Unclaimed grants constitute unpaid current taxes and are subject to penalties. You may claim the grant without making a payment. Your grant must be claimed each and every year that you are eligible.