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Eligible Tourism Accommodation Operators Can Now Apply to Receive Commercial Property Tax Relief

Monday, November 16, 2020

Applications are now open for the Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program.

The Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program will provide qualified operators with a one-time 25% rebate of 2020-2021 commercial property tax they paid for qualified roofed accommodations.

>Apply Online
>See Program Guidelines

Applications must be submitted by Friday, December 11 at 5pm.

To be eligible, a business 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, and have five or more rooms. Qualified operators must have incurred a 30% loss in accommodation revenues for the period of April 1, 2020 to Oct. 31, 2020 compared to the same period last year. New accommodations operators who were not in business before 30 March 2020 may still be entitled to a rebate if they can demonstrate lower than 50% occupancy rate since opening their business.