Residential Property Tax Assistance Program
Our Residential Property Tax Assistance (RPTA) program provides property tax assistance to those who may be struggling to pay their property tax in the form of a credit, applied directly to the tax accounty, for qualified applicants.
For 2020/2021 taxation year, the exemption is 50% of your current year’s property taxes up to a maximum amount depending on the community the applicant resides in, and are as follows:
• Community of West Hants $112.00
• Community of Hantsport $156.00
• Community of Windsor $200.00
The deadline for the RPTA Program is September 1, 2020.
Each year, as part of the RPTA program, Council sets the exemption rate in accordance with section 69 of the Municipal Government Act. This exemption applies to taxpayers in the Municipality whose household taxable income does not exceed the $25,000 limit set by Council, as outlined in our Residential Property Tax Assistance Policy.
Proof of income (CRA Notice of Assessment) must accompany the application for all members residing in your household. Taxable income is less than total income and many deductions, such as child care, RRSP, and union dues are deducted to calculate taxable income. You may qualify and not know it!
Click pdf here (225 KB) to download the application or contact our office at 902-798-8391 and we can send the form to you.
Revision to List of Electors (CSAP)
Electors may make corrections, be added or deleted upon application to the Returning Officer by telephone, fax, email or in person. You will be asked your name, address and birthdate.
Electors may find out if they are on the list of electors between Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm, August 4-21, 2020 by:
1. Visiting the Municipal Office, 76 Morison Drive
2. Telephone: 902-798-8391 Ext. 110
4. Fax: 902-798-8553
For more information on the CSAP School Board Election visit https://www.westhants.ca/elections.html
Masks Mandatory Effective July 31
Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, July 24, that masks will become mandatory in most indoor public places starting July 31.
“As we open our economy, our schools and our communities, we must continue to be vigilant to minimize the impact of a second wave of COVID-19,” said Premier McNeil. “Wearing a non-medical mask in most indoor public places is a key part of how we protect each other and support our local businesses so they can stay open for the long run.”
Children under two are exempt, as well as children aged two to four when their caregiver cannot get them to wear a mask. People with a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask are exempt. Schools, daycares and day camps continue to follow their reopening plans.
Visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/ for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. Information about wearing a non-medical mask can be found at https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/staying-healthy/#masks
FREE Kayak and Stand-Up Paddle Board Loan Program
Our FREE Kayak and Stand-Up Paddle Board Loan program is ready to go (with a few COVID-19 safety modifications).
Please read the poster carefully and then give us a shout to book your equipment!
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