Seniors Tax Support Program

COVID -19 RESPONSE

PLEASE NOTE: The Seniors Property Tax Rebate program is currently on hold until the Town can resume normal operations.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

The tax program is a $500 refund on municipal property taxes for eligible seniors.

Eligibility

  • 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 Seniors Benefit Program and passed by Council. Each owner on title is considered.
  • For one owner on title the income must be under $28,150 to qualify for the $500 rebate. For two owners on title, who are considered spouses, the income information is combined and the combined incomes must be under $45,720. 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.

 Application

  • Applications may be obtained at Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), however your initial application requires a booked appointment with FCSS staff; to book this appointment please call 403-851-2250. Subsequent applications may be done each year at the FCSS reception desk without an appointment.
  • All applications must be completed by December 31, 2020.
  • Applicants must provide copy of their 2019 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.
  • Call FCSS for more information at 403-851-2250