The Cochrane Seniors Property Tax Support Program will provide a $500 rebate on municipal property taxes for eligible seniors.
Applicants must be a minimum of 60 years old.
Applicants must be a residential property owner in Cochrane and be living in the residence of ownership.
Applicants must not own any other property.
Applicants must meet minimum income guidelines set out by the Alberta Seniors Benefit Program and passed by Council. Each owner on title is considered.
For one owner on title, income must be under $31,080. For two owners on title, income information is combined and the combined incomes must be under $50,720. However, upon submission of involuntary separation documentation, only the income of the individual residing in the residence will be considered in the evaluation of the program application.* * Income amounts are adjusted by the Alberta Seniors Benefit Program annually in July.
The application process for 2023 has changed. All applicants must book an appointment with an FCSS staff member. To book an appointment, please call 403-851-2250.
Applicants must provide copy of their 2022 Revenue Canada Income Tax Notice of Assessment - Line 150 total income minus line 210 deduction for elected split-pension amount, minus line 208 if result of surviving spouse.
All owners on the title must apply under the same application and be present at the appointment.
Appointments can be booked starting March 1, 2023.
All applications must be completed by December 31, 2023.
Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program (Government of Alberta)
The Government of Alberta allows seniors, 65 years of age or older, to defer all or a portion of their property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan. See the full eligibility requirements and application for the provincial Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program or call 1-877-644-9992 for more information.