20 per cent tax rebate for Appleby Line heritage properties

Attention Appleby Line heritage property owners. You could receive a 20 per cent rebate on your property taxes from the City of Burlington.

But you better hurry; the deadline for the 2014 heritage property tax rebate application is due to the City of Burlington by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2015. The new Heritage Property Tax Rebate Program (HPTRP) was passed by Burlington City Council on Dec. 18, 2014 and applies to the 2014 tax year.

It will help homeowners with the conservation, protection and restoration of designated heritage properties. The amount of the tax rebate is 20 per cent of the municipal and educational taxes payable for an eligible residential property in the first year (2014).

“Preserving our heritage helps to create and maintain a unique city and enriches the quality of life for residents and visitors,” said Mayor Rick Goldring. “I know I speak for my colleagues when I say that City Council appreciates all the work homeowners do to ensure their heritage properties are well-maintained. We have many examples of distinctive architecture in Burlington that are worth protecting for future generations.”

“The Heritage Property Tax Rebate Program is one of 25 recommendations made to City Council by the Heritage Burlington advisory committee to help facilitate a new approach to heritage in the city,” said Jim Clemens, Chair of Heritage Burlington.

The application form and more information about the program can be found at www.burlington.ca/heritage or by contacting Jenna Puletto, the city’s heritage and development planner, at 905-335-7600, ext. 7824 or jenna.puletto@burlington.ca.

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