Elderly Property Tax Assistance Credit
A special tax credit is available for some senior citizens who own their own home. To qualify for the Elderly Tax Credit, you or your spouse must:
- be receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from the Federal Government,
- be a Greater Sudbury resident,
- be at least 65 years of age by December 31,
- be assessed as the owner of residential property for the entire current year.
To qualify for the Elderly Property Tax Assistance Credit, the applicant or spouse must be receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) under Part II of the Old Age Security Act (Canada). The Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is an income tested, monthly benefit that low income seniors receive in addition to their Old Age Security pension.
To verify whether or not you receive the GIS, please contact Service Canada, at 19 Lisgar St. (Federal building) or call 1-800-277-9914.
The City of Greater Sudbury issues this rebate to qualified taxpayers in the form of a rebate cheque issued in December of the applicable year.
Taxpayers are required to apply for this rebate on an annual basis on the applicable application form. In February of every year the City of Greater Sudbury will mail an application form and a postage paid return envelope to all taxpayers that qualified for the previous year's rebate.
For more information on the Elderly Tax Credit, contact the Tax department.
By-law 2023-52 (PDF, 144 KB) - A By-law of the City of Greater Sudbury Providing Tax Relief for Eligible Low Income Seniors Owning and Occupying Residential Property in the City