Cape Breton Post

Rebate applicatio­n deadline extended


HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is extending the applicatio­n deadline for a tax program created to help small businesses struggling through

COVID-19 lockdowns.

The province announced an extension to applicatio­ns for the Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program in a release issued on Tuesday. The new deadline to apply is July 9.

Economic Developmen­t Minister Labi Kousoulis encouraged all Nova Scotian small businesses to apply for the rebate program before it closes.

“It is important they access all of the funding they are eligible for as we open up and move towards economic recovery,” he said in the release.

The program offers eligible businesses a one-time rebate of a portion of their paid property taxes.

They can choose a rebate of $1,000 or 50 per cent of the commercial property taxes paid for the final six months of the 2020-21 tax year.

Funding for the program comes from the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Response Council.

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