More than 400 Ontario branches of the Royal Canadian Legion will have their properties exempt from property taxes.
The Ontario government amended the
to include a new section 3(1)15.1 exempting land from property taxation that is used and occupied as a memorial home, clubhouse or athletic grounds by an Ontario branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.
This week MPAC will begin mailing Special Amended Notices (SAN) to properties that have been taxed and are now eligible for the exemption with an effective date of January 1, 2019. The eligible properties that are already on exempt lands will remain exempt.
Legions currently benefitting from a partial tax exemption under section 6.1 of the
will also benefit from the new full exemption. Existing partial exemptions granted to other veteran organizations under section 6.1 will continue to apply, and can continue to be granted and/or extended, as an optional program for municipalities to use with the appropriate municipal by-law.
In the coming weeks, MPAC will be providing municipalities with information on applicable properties in their municipality as well as any assessment impacts. For more information, contact your local MSR representative.