Be 55 to 64 years old and receiving a property tax increase of more than $100 in a reassessment year
Have an annual gross household income of $23,000 or less if single, or $40,000 or less in the case of a family of two or more persons
Be the owner of the property on January 1 of the taxation year for which the deferral has been requested
All deferred taxes must be repaid in full upon the sale or transfer of title to the property. Repayment is not required if the transfer of the property is being made to a spouse.
How to apply>
To determine your eligibility to receive a property tax deferral, please complete and submit the Property Tax Deferral Application Form for Seniors and Low-Income Persons with Disabilities to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We must receive your application no later than September 30 of the taxation year for which you are requesting a property tax deferral.
The Town of Stouffville accepts applications to cancel or reduce property taxes in the following circumstances:
If a property could not be used for its normal use because of repairs or renovations for at least three months during the year
If the use of a property has changed since the return of the last revised assessment roll
If a property has "exempt status" after the return of the last revised assessment roll
If there has been a fire or demolition in a building
If there is a "gross and manifest error" in the assessment