Provincial Home Owner Grant

The Provincial Government offers a Home Owner Grant to reduce the burden of property taxes on owners who occupy eligible residences.  The grant amount is dependent on the taxes assessed on a property. The maximum grant is $770 or $1045 for seniors 65 years or over, permanently disabled or individuals in receipt of certain war veterans allowances.

Home Owner Grant

Applications can be mailed to the Village of Keremeos or brought in person to the Village office during regular business hours.

Who is eligible for the grant?

B.C. residents who own and reside in the property as their principle residence are eligible to apply for the grant.  You and your spouse together qualify for one grant on one residence in B.C. in any one calendar year, even if you live in separate residences (unless you are legally separated).

Do I need to apply for the home owner grant if my taxes are included in my mortgage payment?

Yes.  The completed application form (on the bottom of your tax notice) must be received at the Village Office by end of the business day on the tax payment due date (early July each year). Failure to claim the grant by the tax payment due date will result in a 10% penalty being applied to the amount of the grant.

I applied last year, do I need to apply again this year?

Yes.  You must apply every year.

Where do I get a grant application?

The grant application is located at the bottom of your tax notice.  Fill it in, detach and bring/mail/courier the application to the Village Office by no later than the tax payment due date (early July) each year.

Can I apply for a home owner grant for previous year’s taxes ?

If you did not apply for a home owner grant in the previous year you may still be eligible.  Please contact the Village Office for a Retroactive Home Owner Grant Application.

For more information on the Home Owner Grant program click on the following link

Province of BC Home Owner Grant

A homeowner grant can be claimed for the previous year.

http://www.sbr.gov.bc.ca/individuals/Property_Taxes/Home_Owner_Grant/retroactive_hog.htm