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2019 Property Tax Rate Finalized in Calgary

The City of Calgary has finalized 2019 tax rates and, as expected, council has shifted some of the non-residential tax load to residential accounts. 

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AEC Celebrates International Women's Day

AEC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our team is comprised of skilled professionals in their field, 40.8% which are women!

Balance drives a better working world, and with the support of those around us, we're going to achieve that #BalanceforBetter.

Here's what some of our ladies had to say about their experiences:

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Welcome Rick Colbourne!

AEC is pleased to announce that Rick Colbourne has accepted a Consulting role with both AEC Valuation Advisory Inc. and AEC Property Tax Inc. In addition to property tax assessment and valuation work, Rick will also be assisting AEC’s expert witness team with upcoming projects.

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2019 Notice of Assessment Mailing Date Notification - Alberta

It's that time of the year again! Notices of Assessment (NOA) were recently mailed to Calgary and Edmonton non-residential property owners, kicking off the 60-day Customer Review Period. In order to review and provide appeal recommendations to you as efficiently as possible, please forward copy of each NOA to our team at:

e: aeccalgary [at]
f: (403) 265-0274

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AEC Announces the Acquisition of Capital Assessment Services

CALGARY, AB, Jan. 4, 2019 – AEC Property Tax Inc. (“AEC”), a privately-owned Canadian property tax consulting firm, announced today the acquisition Capital Assessment Services Inc. (“CAS”), a Calgary-based corporation specializing in assessment and tax management for energy industry assets. AEC will acquire the CAS people and customer contracts, and the merged business will operate under the AEC brand.

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$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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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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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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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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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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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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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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