Last month, MPAC worked with municipal association and government partners to host a webinar to support municipalities in understanding property tax and assessment items from Ontario’s Fall 2020 budget.
During the webinar Chris Broughton, Director, Property Tax Policy Branch, Ministry of Finance, shared details of the Ontario budget including the new optional small business subclass, changes to the Vacant Unit Rebate Program, and new Army, Navy and Air Force Veteran Tax Exemption.
MPAC reviewed changes to the Assessment Act and Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Act, and how we will support municipalities as the approved budget items roll out.
“It was really helpful to have both the Ministry of Finance and MPAC jointly inform municipalities so that we could gain a common understanding of the new items, and MPAC’s role in supporting municipalities as they roll out,” said Shira Babins, Municipal Finance Officers Association.
“These co-hosted webinars offer a timely forum for municipalities to gain an understanding of items that impact them, with the opportunity to ask questions from both peers and other experienced people in the field,” said Maureen Zabiuk, Ontario Municipal Tax and Revenue Association.
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