Based on certain personal circumstances or issues related to your property, you may be eligible for a reduction, cancellation or refund of your property taxes. To be considered, you must submit a Tax Adjustment application to the City of Mississauga for review by staff and approval by City Council.
In accordance with the City’s Fees and Charges By-law, a fee of $30 is applicable per application, per taxation year and must be submitted with each application in order for it to be valid.
If your property meets one or more of the following criteria, you can apply to the City for a reduction, cancellation or refund of your property taxes.
The amount of tax relief is based on any assessment reduction or change determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), the tax rate for the applicable tax year and class, and the number of eligible days.
Tax Adjustment applications made under Section 357 of the Municipal Act can be submitted for the current taxation year and must be received by the City on or before the last day of February of the year following the year for which the application is being made. For example, if you are submitting a Section 357 application for the 2022 taxation year, the deadline for submission is the last day of February 2023.
Tax Adjustment applications made under Section 358 of the Municipal Act can be submitted for one or both of the two taxation years preceding the current year. The period being claimed must be for a full year, from January 1st to December 31st, and applications must be received by the City on or before December 31st of the current year. For example, if you are submitting a Section 358 application in 2022 for the 2021 and/or 2020 taxation years, the deadline for submission is December 31, 2022.
Use the City’s online application and payment system to complete the tax adjustment application form, upload relevant supporting documentation and pay the applicable fee.
Complete the Tax Adjustment Application Form and submit it by mail, along with any applicable supporting documentation (copies preferred), and a cheque made payable to Mississauga Taxes to:
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
You can leave a completed Tax Adjustment Application form along with any applicable supporting documentation (copies preferred), and a cheque made payable to Mississauga Taxes in one of the secure drop boxes located at Mississauga Civic Centre:
The City reviews all submitted applications and determines eligibility for reduction through the following process (excluding application submissions under sickness or extreme poverty):
If you need more information about the reduction, cancellation or refund of taxes, call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inquiries related to applications made due to sickness or extreme poverty should be directed to email@example.com.