Tag : property taxes

Jurisdiction of the Board in Determining Exemptions - Part 1

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.

Showing Inequity With One Similar Property

Can an equitable adjustment be made based on the assessment of one similar property in the vicinity? In this blog, we explore alternatives to showing inequity. Click here to read more...

Calculating Refunds

We seem to be in a time in which there are more applications for property tax refunds... In this blog, we look at principles relating to the calculation of a tax refund... Click here to read more.

Should Farm Land Used Only for Farm Purposes be in the Residential Class?

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.

Big Tax Savings for Affordable Housing Complexes for Vulnerable Seniors

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

Vavilov and the Assessment Review Board

On December 19, 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada remade Canadian administrative law in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65 (CanLII). That case will have a lasting impact on Ontario assessment law...

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