City Seeks Input on Vacancy Tax Rebate and Reduction Programs

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The City of Kingston is seeking input this afternoon as it reviews its Vacancy Tax Rebate and Reduction programs, which provides tax rebates to property owners who have eligible vacancies in commercial and industrial buildings.

Following last night’s public information session at the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, a session will be hosted at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. Tuesday, March 27 between 2pm and 3:30pm.  The event is intended offer a better understanding of these programs for the public and the options for changing them. It consists of a short presentation at the beginning followed by a question and answer session.

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According to the City, it receives approximately180 applications every year for the program and has budgeted $950,000 for the rebate in 2018. It is considering options for the Vacancy Tax Rebate program that include keeping the program as is, eliminate the program immediately, phasing out the program over a number of years, or modifying the rebate program.

Residents, businesses and property-owners can submit an online survey on these programs at until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6.

Visit for more information on municipal taxes and property-tax rebate programs.