Apply for the seniors' property tax deferment

The seniors' property tax deferment program allows you to postpone paying your property taxes. You can defer up to 75% of the assessed value of your home. You can defer all or part of your home's annual property taxes minus the Home Owners Grant for the current or subsequent taxation year.

Eligibility

  • You must be 65+.
  • You must live outside of municipalities in areas where the Government of Yukon is the taxation authority.
  • You must own and live in your own home.

Types of homes that are eligible

  • A home or mobile home you own and in which you normally reside. This will be the same property on which you claim the Home Owners Grant.
  • If you have a home under an agreement to purchase or a long-term Crown lease, you may qualify.

Types of homes not eligible

  • Second homes such as cottages, cabins and rental properties are not eligible.

Apply for the seniors' property tax deferment

You can apply to defer all or part of your taxes any time of the year after January 1. If you apply after July 2, you may have to pay penalties and interest on unpaid taxes for the year.

  1. Contact the Property Assessment and Taxation office or a Territorial Agent to get an application.
    Email: assessment.taxation@gov.yk.ca
    Phone: 867-667-5268 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5268.
  2. Submit your completed application.
    In person: 308 Steele Street, Whitehorse, Yukon or at a Territorial Agent. Our Whitehorse office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Our staff will let you know if you are eligible when you apply.
Contact: 

For questions about applying for the seniors' tax deferment​ email assessment.taxation@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5268 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5268.