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

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Applications are now open for the Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program Part 2.

The Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program will provide eligible tourism accommodation operators a one-time 50% rebate on the first six months of their commercial property taxes paid for 2021-2022. 

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Operators who received payments under the first Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program, which provided a 25% rebate on the payment of 2020-21 commercial property taxes, will be eligible to apply again if they still own the business and will be contacted automatically.

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.

As municipalities issue property tax bills at different times, the program will remain open throughout the year.