Accommodation operators can apply for assistance with commercial property taxes until August 31, 2021.
The Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program provides eligible tourism accommodation operators a one-time 50% rebate on the first six months of their commercial property taxes paid for 2021-2022.
Businesses must meet the definition of a roofed accommodation as set out in the Tourist Accommodation Registration Act, be registered as a host under the act, have more than five rooms, not be in arrears of property taxes or property tax installment payments and have experienced a year-over-year revenue loss of at least 30 per cent from April 1 to Oct. 31, 2020.
New operators who were not in business before March 30, 2020, may still be entitled to a rebate if they can demonstrate lower than 50% occupancy rate since opening their business.
Be sure to submit your application online by August 31.