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Requesting a Reconsideration of Your Assessment

The Ontario Assessment Act provides a chance to have the assessing authority reconsider the value it has assigned to your land before commencing an appeal with the Assessment Review Board.

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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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Applying for a Tax Refund

Taxpayers can apply for a refund of their municipal taxes in certain situations. Read more...

Not Actually…

Generally income producing properties are valued based on an average of other rents in the market area. But there are situations where actual rents can be used... click here to read more

Tax Exemption for Affordable Housing Complexes

Ontario Property Tax Exemptions for Apartment Buildings

Certain organizations organized for the relief of the poor can be exempt from municipal taxes. ...click here to read more.

Costs Before the Assessment Review Board

The Assessment Review Board has never made an award of costs. That is not because costs awards are not permitted, they explicitly are... click here to read more.

Filing an Appeal a Little Late

The Assessment Review Board has a limited power to extend the time for filing an appeal under the Assessment Act, set out in Rule 26(b) of the Board’s Rules of Practice and Procedure... click here to read more.  

Filing an Appeal on Time

Filing an Assessment Act appeal on time is an essential step in challenging the assessed value of your property or seeking other property tax relief... click here to read more.