Yes, seniors who own property must pay education property taxes. In recognition of concerns raised by senior homeowners about year-to-year increases in the education portion of their property taxes, the Education Property Tax Assistance program was introduced. The program provides an annual rebate to senior homeowners who have an increase in the education portion of their property taxes.
Seniors can contact Alberta Seniors and Community Support toll-free at 1-877-644-9992 or the Ministry’s website for more information on:
•Education Property Tax Assistance for Seniors program
•The Alberta Seniors Benefit
•Other provincial programs and services for seniors