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By Altus Group | February 4, 2019

Act now – the 2019 Ontario assessment deadline of April 1, 2019 is quickly approaching

The deadline to file a 2019 Request for Reconsideration (RFR) or an appeal is April 1st.  If any portion of your property is classified as residential, farm, managed forest or conservation land, you must file a RFR.

As a reminder, a fair and accurate property assessment must, at a minimum, meet two important conditions: first, the assessment must be equitable to the assessment of similar properties, and second, the property must be assessed at its market value as of January 1, 2016. If there is a conflict between the equitable and the market value of a property, the assessment should be reduced to its equitable value.

Consider the following:

  • Has your assessment been reviewed / appealed recently?
  • Is your assessment in line with similar properties?
  • For owner‐occupied properties, have non-assessable items, such as machinery, equipment, business value and other intangible items been incorrectly included in your assessment?

*Please Note: While April 1, 2019 is the deadline for most of Ontario, there may be some exceptions. Please review your assessment notices carefully to confirm all deadlines.

Contact your Altus Group representative or the office lead listed under more information and they will advise you on what activity should be completed for 2019. Let us help you navigate the property tax appeal process and keep tax dollars in your pocket!

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