Rebates & Tax Exemptions
Property Tax Rebate for Seniors Program
This program applies to seniors receiving either the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or The Allowance. To find out if you qualify for the GIS or The Allowance, call Service Canada at 1-800-277-9914.
Applicants must also own and live in their home at the time they apply for the rebate and continue to reside in their home. The previous year's property taxes must also be paid in full.
Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP)
The Heating Assistance Rebate Program, administered by Access Nova Scotia, helps lower-income Nova Scotians with the cost of home heating. Rebates range from $100 to $200. This program is for residents who pay a heating bill at their current address and:
* Have a net income of $29,000 or less and live alone with no children or dependents
* Have a combined net income of $44,000 or less and live with children, dependents, or other adults
* Receive Income Assistance from the Department of Community Services
* Receive the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) or the Allowance from Service Canada
To obtain an application form please call Access Nova Scotia at 1-800-670-4357 or visit the Heating Assistance Rebate Program website. Application forms are also available at the Municipal Office in Hebron. Your application must be mailed by March 31st to:
Heating Assistance Rebate Program
Box 641, CRO
Halifax, NS B3J 2T3
Low Income Exemption
For more information, please review the Municipality of Yarmouth Low Income Exemption Policy in PDF format.
Tax Exemption By-law and Tax Reduction By-law
The purpose of the Tax Exemption By-law and the Tax Reduction By-law is to provide a reduction of taxes to nonprofit community, charitable, fraternal, educational, recreation, religious, cultural or sporting organizations, if, in the option of council, the organization provides a service that might otherwise be a responsibility of the council as allowed under section 71(1) of the Municipal Government Act.
Reduction of Property Taxes for Property Damaged by Fire or Storms Policy
The purpose of the Reduction of Property Taxes for Property Damaged by Fire or Storms Policy is to allow for the reduction of the taxes payable with respect to a property if a building situated on the property has been destroyed or partially destroyed by fire, storm or otherwise, and the assessment does not reflect the reduction.