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Proposed Pensioner Rates Rebates Announced

Proposed Pensioner Rates Rebates Announced

At yesterday’s Council Meeting, the new pensioner rebates for 2018/19 were announced.

Increase in Pensioner Rebate Threshold

It is proposed that the threshold of property values for qualifying pensioners be increased from R2m to R2.5m (25% increase).

Pensioners Rebates

60-69 years
– Gross monthly income for 100% rebate: less than R9245
– Gross Monthly income for 50% rebate is R9245 to R15845.
– Provided their property value is not valued at more than R2.5 million.

70 years and older
– Pensioners over the age of 70 get 100% rates rebate provided their property value is not valued at more than R2.5 million.

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You will have 30 days to comment – please send them to ratescomments@joburg.org.za

Note – they have not yet been adopted so you can’t apply yet and there are no updated forms to download.

Note 2 – if your property is incorrectly valued, you must object by 3pm on 6 April.

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