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The Selinger government is doubling the maximum Seniors’ School Tax Rebate to $470 from $235 this year.
Finance Minister Greg Dewar said today further details of the rebate will be released in the government’s new budget on April 30.
Dewar said with the doubling of the rebate seniors will save up to $1,570 on the property taxes.
The rebate was a 2011 election promise made by the NDP. The New Democrats have said the goal of the rebate is to allow seniors on a fixed income afford to stay in their own homes longer as property values and property taxes increase.
The maximum rebate of $235 was made available in 2014, in addition to $700 in the education property-tax credit and up to $400 in the seniors education property tax credit top-up. he The rebate is to increase again next year.