Qualified Seniors Can Now Defer Paying Property Taxes
In 2013, the Alberta Government introduced a Seniors Property Tax Deferral program which will provide eligible seniors with financial support to pay their property tax bill.
This voluntary program will allow seniors to defer their residential property taxes through a low-interest home equity loan with the Alberta Government.
The provincial government will pay the seniors’ taxes directly to the municipality and the loan (with interest) will be due when the senior sells his/her home, is no longer eligible for the loan, or earlier if the senior chooses.
Applications for the program are available by calling the Alberta Supports Contact Centre toll-free at 1-877-644-9992 or by visiting www.seniors-housing.alberta.ca/seniors/property-tax-deferral.html.