Tax Assistance Programs

Senior Tax Assistance Grant Program

Richmond Hill's Seniors Tax Assistance Grant Program gives tax grants to residents who meet the following requirements:

There is a limit to one grant per household per year.

Seniors Tax Assistance Grant Program application

Fill out your application and send it to:

Richmond Hill 
Revenue Services
225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3P4

Submit your application by March 31 every year. You can apply after this date but you will have to pay the total of your Final Tax Bill as billed to avoid penalty and interest charges.

Contact Access Richmond Hill for more details at 905-771-8949.

Property Tax Deferral Program

Please visit our Property Tax Billings page to learn about tax relief options offered due to COVID-19. 

Richmond Hill offers a property tax deferral program for seniors and people with disabilities.  This program delays eligible tax increases, without added interest rates, until your property is transferred or sold. The program is offered to:

  • Low Income Seniors
  • Seniors
  • Low Income Disabled Persons 

Tax Deferral Application

Low Income Seniors Deferral Program

We consider tax increases more than $100 for this program. To qualify:

  • You must be between the ages of 55 and 64
  • Your property must be owned by you or your spouse on January 1 of the reassessment year
  • Your property must be your main residence
  • You must have a single family income of less than $23,000 or a family income of less than $40,000

Seniors' Deferral Program

We consider difference between your current and last year's taxes for this program. To qualify:

  • You must be 65 years of age of older
  • Your property must be owned by you or your spouse on January 1 of the reassessment year
  • Your property must be your main residence

Low Income Disabled Persons Deferral Program

We consider differences between your current and last year's taxes for this program. To qualify:

How to apply

You must submit a form each year by September 30.

You can fill out a Property Tax Deferral for Low-Income Seniors or Disabled Persons application if you qualify for any of these programs.

Send your completed form to:

Richmond Hill
Revenue Services
225 East Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill ON L4B 3P4

Call us at 905-771-8949 to have a hard copy of the application form mailed to you or if you require more information about our programs.  

Ontario Senior Homeowner's Property Tax Grant

You may also qualify for this grant (of up to $500) if you are a senior homeowner with a lower income. Find out more about this grant on the Ministry of Finance website or call them at 1-866-668-8297 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.