The Property Tax Appeal Deadline is February 15th 2018

On January 15th, every property owner in Nova Scotia will be receiving their Assessment Notice. The only way to reduce your property taxes is to manage the assessed value on which the tax rates are based. The deadline for appeal is 31 days from the date on the notice.

How Altus Group Can Help

Let Altus Group help you navigate safely through the property tax appeal process and keep tax dollars in your pocket. Altus Group represents some of the largest property owners in the country and we have saved millions of dollars in property taxes to a varied client base.

With the largest and most experienced group of professionals, our team and our local relationships deliver premium property tax consulting services and ensure optimal management of your property taxes.

Things to consider:

  • Has your assessment been reviewed / appealed recently?
  • Is your investment property suffering from extraordinary tenant vacancy?
  • PVSC has recently changed their valuation method for income producing properties. This may result in overstated assessed values in some cases.
  • For owner-occupied properties, does the assessment reflect enough economic depreciation? In a number of cases, purpose built real estate often cost significantly more than what it can generate in terms of “market value” on the open market and therefore may be over-assessed.

 

If you have not reviewed your assessment in recent years, we suggest you do so this year. For any questions or concerns related to these dates, we encourage you to reach out to your Altus Group representative or our specialized staff located in Nova Scotia.