In our last blog in this series on burden of proof, we explored the issues with allowing MPAC a second chance at proving current value. In this installment, we take a look at whether current value is truly being determined when the Board makes such a determination based on insufficient evidence...
In this third part of our blog series on burden, we explore the idea of giving MPAC a second chance to prove current value after failing to prove current value on a first attempt.
In this installment of Properly Taxed, we will look at why the Legislature placed the burden of proof on MPAC in cases before the Board.
What happens when the Board does not have sufficient evidence to determine current value? This blog forms part of a series of blogs that will look at the issue of burden under the Assessment Act.
In Part 2 of this blog we explore the reasons why the Board ought to have the power to make exemption determinations.
In Part 1 of this two-part blog, we explore the Assessment Review Board’s refusal to decide whether a property is exempt from municipal taxation in some cases but making an exemption determination in others.
Valuing property for tax purposes often involves comparing the property you are valuing to similar properties that sold. A common issue that arises is that the comparable sales do not sell on the day you are looking for. How do you move those sales through time to make them better comparisons? Read more...
In a previous blog, we highlighted the recent Board jurisprudence on an appellant owner’s attempt to withdraw an appeal after MPAC or a municipality serves notice of an intention to seek a higher assessment. The Divisional Court in Merivale-Gilmour Manor Ltd. v. Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Region No. 3 et al, 2021 ONSC 6240 (CanLII) has supported the Assessment Review Board’s (the “Board’s”) approach on withdrawals.
Properties take time to sell. They are listed for sale, offers are made, offers are accepted, and ultimately the sale closes at a later date. In this blog, we explore the very specific issue of what date is most appropriate to use for a comparable sale.
Through the pandemic more people have worked from home than ever before. There is a growing view that some people will not likely go back to offices and continue to complete professional tasks from home. This has the potential to transform the real estate market. Click to read more...
There are some risks that come with filing an appeal with the Ontario Assessment Review Board. Based on the Board’s recent jurisprudence, one risk is that an appellant may end up with a higher assessment at the end of the process, even if that appellant prefers to withdraw its appeal. Click here to read more....
As many writers have noted, the Government of Ontario suspended the limitations periods as of March 16, 2020... Click here to read more.
For municipal tax purposes land is classified based on how it is used. The determination of what is farm land versus what is another class can lead to substantial variations in property tax because... Click here to read more.
In a previous blog, we discussed our successful experience in bringing forward a property tax exemption application for an affordable housing complex for low income seniors.
We are pleased to report that we have recently obtained a property tax exemption for another affordable housing complex for low income seniors... Click here to read more