City assists pensioners apply for property rates rebates

The City of Johannesburg’s finance department is on a pensioner rebate registration drive in Region G. Today, they are assisting pensioners with rebate registration at the Lenasia Civic Centre until 3pm.

The drive will proceed to Eldorado Par, 4046 Link Crescent Avenue on 19 July between 9am and 3pm, before wrapping up at the Ennerdale Community Servixces Centre on Cnr Katz and Louw Streets on 21 July between 9am and 3pm.

City of Johannesburg has given pensioners who own residential properties until 30 September 2023 to apply or re-apply for pensioner rebates benefits.

Current benefits lapsed on 30 June 2023. Pensioners stand to score big on the recently approved property rates, which saw the City approving only 2% increase in the property rates. The implementation of the new tariffs will be 1 July 2023.

City’s Group Finance Department Director of Customer Communications, Kgamanyane Maphologela, says all applications for the rebates received by the 30 September 2023 will be backdated to 1 July 2023. The City has also approved property rebates for different categories of pensioners, which will go a long way in providing relief for hard pressed pensioners.

Below are the categories of rebates for pensioners:

Pensioners between ages 60 –69

•Pensioners whose gross monthly household income is lower than R11 904and the property value up to R 1.5 million (inclusive of the residential threshold value).

•Qualifies for 100% rates rebate up to market value of R1.5 million (inclusive of the residential threshold value). Rates will be levied on the balance of the market value more than R1.5million.

•Pensioners whose gross monthly household income is more than R11904.01 but equal or less than R20 404,and the property value up to R 1.5 million (inclusive of the residential threshold value) for pensioners from the age of 60.

•Qualifies for 100% rates rebate up to market value of R1.5 million (inclusive of the residential threshold value). Rates will be levied on the balance of the market value more than R1.5million.

Pensioners of 70 years and above

•Income levels are not considered.

•Qualifies for 100% rates rebate up to market value of R2 million (inclusive of the residential threshold value). Rates will be levied on the balance of the market value more than R2million.

Documents needed to submit the application process.

•ID copy (Certified)

•3-month bank statements

•Proof of income OR

•SASSA Card copy (certified back & front)

•SARS income tax certificate

The process is ongoing, should you miss applying or re-applying on the above dates, visit any of the City’s Customer Service Centres for assistance.

Alternatively, pensioners can also submit completed applications with supporting documentation to the following email addresses: rebates@joburg.org.za or ratescomments@joburg.org.za

Application forms are available on the City’s website www.joburg.org.za under the rebates icon and at any Walk-in Customer Service Centre.

One thought on “City assists pensioners apply for property rates rebates

  • July 18, 2023 at 12:14 pm
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    Hopefully CoJ will also have our streetlights and potholes fixed. Solar streetlights were installed in Finetown while CoJ hardly collect any revenue from there while Ennerdale residents have to pay through their necks for services they hardly get.

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