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Is the Ontario senior homeowners property tax grant a refund from paying the previous year's property taxes or as a grant towards the upcoming year's?

 
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Is the Ontario senior homeowners property tax grant a refund from paying the previous year's property taxes or as a grant towards the upcoming year's?

The Ontario Senior Homeowners Property Tax Grant (OSHPTG) is a current year grant designed to offset the cost of the current year's property taxes based on the previous years tax information.  Here are the guidelines as described in their website (https://www.ontario.ca/page/senior-homeowners-property-tax-grant).

About the grant

The Ontario Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant helps low-to-moderate income seniors with the cost of their property taxes.

Eligibility

You qualify for this grant if you or your spouse/common-law partner, as of December 31 of the previous year:

  • paid Ontario property tax in the previous year
  • met either of the following income requirements in the previous year:
    • you are single, divorced or widowed and earned less than $50,000
    • you are married or living common-law and you and your spouse/common-law partner earned a combined income of less than $60,000
  • owned and occupied your principal residence
  • were 64 years of age or older
  • were a resident of Ontario;
    • you are considered a resident of the province if you have any of the following in Ontario:
      • a home
      • a spouse or common-law partner
      • dependants
      • personal property (e.g. car or furniture)
      • social ties (e.g. memberships to recreational or religious organizations)
      • bank accounts or credit cards
      • a driver's licence
      • health insurance
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