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Apr

09

Last Chance to Appeal Vancouver Vacant Homes Tax

Vacant Home Tax: Did you miss the deadline to declare?

The City of Vancouver has implemented a new tax known as the Vacant Homes Tax (VHT). Homeowners were required to file a declaration online by Feb. 2, 2018 stating that their home has been occupied for at least 6 months out of the previous year (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017).

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Jan

18

Vacancy By Laws - What you need to know for 2018

If you have properties in Ontario, we have a Vacancy By Law Schedule based on different municipalities' approved legislation. Find out what vacancy opportunities your commercial or industrial properties may have.

You can download this guide directly . This may be the last year to apply to the program.

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Jan

18

Pertinent Dates 2018

To better prepare for 2018, we provide our clients with a Quick Start Guide of Pertinent Dates for Canadian assessment jurisdictions.

To get a complete view of the pertinent dates for all Canadian jurisdictions, please .

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Jan

18

Vancouver Initiates Audit Process for New Empty Homes Tax

Have you heard about Vancouver’s new Empty Homes Tax?

The implementation of the controversial Vacancy Tax By-law No. 11674, also known as the Empty Homes Tax (EHT), by the City of Vancouver is currently underway, effective for the 2018 calendar year. Homeowners are required to file a declaration online by Feb. 2, 2018 stating that their home has been occupied for at least 6 months out of the previous year (January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017).

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Dec

22

2017 Assessment Year Modifiers Finalized

Please note that our initial publication on December 22, 2017 sourced information from Alberta Municipal Affairs' official release, which contained incorrect AYMs for Electric Power and Telecommunication properties. The values in the table below have been updated to reflect the corrected values.

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Nov

14

UPDATE: BC Social Housing Property Tax Appeal

AEC is pleased to report that our team recently secured outright exemption on behalf of five of our clients’ social housing properties – meaning they no longer pay ANY property tax!

We also obtained sizable assessment reductions on hundreds of other social housing properties, resulting in significant long-term property tax savings for our clients.

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Sep

25

Municipal Affairs Announces Postponement of Proposed Industrial Minister’s Guideline Changes

Alberta Municipal Affairs recently announced that they will be postponing the finalization and implementation of the proposed Regulated Industrial Property Assessment (RIPA) Minister’s Guidelines for one year.

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Jun

08

Winnipeg 2017 Property Tax Assessments are out!

Do you know what to do?

If you own real estate in Winnipeg, you should have received information on your 2017 realty assessments in the mail, as it was sent out on June 2, 2017 to all property owners.

You, as the taxpayer, have until Monday, June 26, 2017 to file an appeal with the City. Meanwhile, payments for your property tax bills are due on or before Friday, June 30, 2017.

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Apr

27

Brazeau County Passes 2017 Tax Rates and Rebate Program

Brazeau County will maintain its municipal tax rate for 2017 property taxation through the use of reserve funds and grants.

Elected Reeve Bart Guyon says, “We’re proud to have no increases to taxes rates for a second year in a row. We’ve also been able to maintain the 30% reduction in residential taxes from 2015, and for the second year in a row, we’ve been able to offer our businesses a tax rebate to help them through these tough economic times. And we’ve done this despite reduced revenue from linear assessment.” 

The municipal portion of the tax rates remain as follows:

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Apr

25

MD of Greenview Maintains Industrial Tax Rate Reduction in 2017

Alberta's Municipal District of Greenview will maintain their mill rate for industrial ratepayers year-over-year. This means that, like last year, council elected to preserve a 7% industrial tax rate reduction, which was originally applied to 2016 property taxation in response to the lower commodity environment.

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Apr

11

Calgary's 2017 Tax Rates Finalized

The CIty of Calgary has finalized 2017 tax rates and, as expected, rates continue to climb. This year's combined overall tax rate for non-residential property is 0.0177445, up from the 2016 rate of 0.0159346. This works out to an approximate 11.4% increase year-over-year. 

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Apr

07

BC's 2nd Level of Appeal Deadline: May 1, 2017

Unhappy with your current assessment appeal outcome? If so, all is not lost! In British Columbia, there is a 2nd level appeal deadline on Monday, May 1, 2017. If you appealed to the 1st level Property Assessment Review Panel (“PARP”) and are unsatisfied with their decision, please contact us immediately.

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