Tax Rebate Programs
The following Tax Rebate Programs are available for properties that meet specific criteria.
Registered Charity Property Tax Rebate
This rebate program is applicable to registered charities that are tenants in a commercial or industrial class property. The landlord may be contacted by the charity to provide pertinent information that the City requires in order to process their application.
The deadline for submitting applications is the last day of February of the year following the taxation year to which the application relates. Registered charities must submit an application to the City of Markham by the last day of February of the year following the tax year in order to be considered. To take advantage of this program a "Registered Charity Tax Relief Application" form must be completed.
Vacancy Rebate Program
To be eligible for a rebate, a building or portion of a building must satisfy the required conditions. Property owners may submit a maximum of two applications per property per year. See the Vacancy Rebate Application for details.
The deadline for submitting applications is the last day of February of the year following the taxation year to which the application relates.
Heritage Rebate Program
The Ontario Government has enabled local municipalities to offer relief to owners of heritage properties to help owners maintain and restore these unique and valuable resources. On December 16, 2003, Council of the City of Markham approved the implementation of a Heritage Property Tax Reduction Program, effective January 1, 2003. See the Heritage Property Tax Reduction Program [PFD] for eligibility criteria for heritage properties.