Applications now being accepted for low income tax exemptions

PICTOU, NS – Residents in the Municipality of Pictou who earned a total income of less than $22,000 in 2018 are eligible for a tax exemption.

Details on the low income tax exemptions in respect to taxable property in the Municipality of Pictou County are provided below.  The application form can be downloaded online here or they can be picked up at the administration building for the Municipality of Pictou County, located at 46 Municipal Drive, Pictou.


Application forms for a low income exemption in the\2019/20 tax billing period are now available at the Municipal Administration Building, 46 Municipal Drive, Pictou, N. S., B0K 1H0.  Phone 485-4311 or 752-1530.

The exemption is available, upon application, to every person assessed with respect to taxable property in the Municipality of the County of Pictou who is a resident of the County and whose total income from all sources for 2018 was less than $22,000.

Total income shall be as defined in Section 69(1) of the Municipal Government Act and means a person’s total income from all sources for the 2018 calendar year and includes the income of all other members of the same family residing in the same household, but does not include a War Veterans allowance or War Veterans pension, HST Refunds, or Child Support Payments.  The exemption extends only to the property occupied by the applicant as his/her principal residence.  Persons applying for the exemption must sign an affidavit regarding their income and that affidavit must be witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths for the Province of Nova Scotia or a Municipal Councillor.

Deadline for submissions of applications: March 31, 2019.

Applications received after that date will not be considered.

 Brian Cullen
Chief Administrative Officer