In Ontario, all property is taxable unless an organization or its property meets certain requirements for a property tax exemption. Charitable and non-profit corporations, churches, educational institutions, care homes and hospices are just a few examples of the types of organizations and properties that may qualify for a complete property tax exemption. This means that an organization’s yearly property tax payments can be used to make our communities better.
An application must be made to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in order for a property to be declared exempt from property taxes. There are strict deadlines for exemption applications, so you should contact NextGenLaw at your earliest opportunity for a consultation.
The value at which your property is assessed by MPAC determines the property taxes levied against the property. MPAC doesn’t always get it right. There are other property tax issues that can be challenged, including property tax refunds, and errors in the tax roll. NextGenLaw will help you navigate the various appeal systems to ensure that the taxes on the property are fair.
There are strict filing deadlines for property tax appeals in Ontario. There are some applications that must be filed with municipalities, some that must be filed with the Ontario Assessment Review Board and some that must be filed in court. NextGenLaw will make sure that your appeal goes to the right place, at the right time.
Many property tax disputes don’t need to go a hearing. Mediation is a flexible alternative. It is a process that can save you time and money and lead to more satisfaction with the outcome.
Our mediators are subject matter experts in property tax law and can see the issues in a property tax dispute clearly. We will help you get to a resolution more quickly. We will help you see the issues, and solve them.
NextGenLaw also offers other litigation services. Some of our clients require assistance in courts and tribunals for non-property tax matters. We capitalize on our knowledge and experience in civil litigation and in administrative law before all levels of court and tribunals in Ontario to fulfill those needs.