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Nov

16

$1.7M in Annual Tax Savings for BC Social Housing Clients

AEC's recent efforts at BC's appeal board resulted in an outright exemption for multiple Social Housing properties we represent.

AEC is pleased to report that we have successfully achieved outright exemption for 35 social housing properties. As a result, these properties will no longer pay property tax on a go-forward basis and the tax savings will be in excess of $1.7 million annually.

AEC is proud to be the leading provider of property tax relief for social housing and the non-profit industry in BC.

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Oct

26

Upcoming 2019 Triennial Roll: Trend for Increases

Property values in Granby and other cities in the 2019 evaluation cycle are continuing to rise. The new three-year assessment roll for 2019 filed by the City shows an average increase in values of 5.2%. This upward trend in values will be affecting all sectors, specifically the industrial sector and vacant buildings/land. In the municipality of Granby, industrial land and buildings are facing value increases by 10.2%.

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Jul

31

Calgary’s Advance Consultation Period has a new name!

Effective this fall, Calgary’s Advanced Consultation Period (ACP) will now be operating under the name of Pre‐Roll Consultation Period (Pre‐Roll). 2019 Pre-Roll meetings will be held from Oct. 2 – Nov. 2, 2018. During this time, you will have the opportunity to review preliminary 2019 Property Assessments and work towards resolving valuation concerns before assessment values are finalized and mailed in January 2019.

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May

10

2018 Tax Rate Bylaw approved for RM of Wood Buffalo

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo annouced this week the approval of its 2018 tax rate bylaw.

The 2018 tax bylaw includes a reduction in property taxes and a reduction in the tax ratio between rural non-residential and rural residential tax rates. The tax rate for rural non-residential properties was reduced by 16%, while the rural residential tax rate increased by 5%. Tax rates for urban residential, urban non-residential and other residential properties increased by 5%.

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Apr

24

MD of Greenview Passes 2018 Tax Rate Bylaw

 

For a third year in a row, Alberta's Municipal District of Greenview will maintain their mill rate reduction for industrial ratepayers.

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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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