In order to assist our members navigate through these difficult times, we have compiled a list of links to relevant sites. Please note that due to the constant changes and updates to the information, we have decided to provide links where our members will be able to access the most current and up to date information. Although every effort has been made to ensure these are reliable sites, the CPTA does not assume any responsibility for the information provided. If you have links to verified data and would like to share with our membership, please forward them to the national office for consideration. We will continue to update this page as new information and/or links are made available to us.
New articles are marked with ** – last updated Nov 25, 2020
National – Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Member Companies Resource Pages:
Altus Group (https://www.altusgroup.com/services/insights/alberta-property-tax-response-to-covid-19/)
Colliers Canada (https://www.collierscanada.com/en-ca/news/provincial-and-municipal-property-tax-developments-during-the-covid-19-pandemic)
DuCharme McMillen & Associates (https://dmainc.com/covid-19-tax-update/covid-19-canada-tax-information)
Equitable Value (https://www.equitablevalue.com/?p=1276)
If you are a CPTA member and would like your company’s Covid-19 resource page included above, please submit the link to the National Office.
The Alberta government is reversing the increase to the education tax announced in the 2020 budget – this would save households $55 million and businesses $32 million a year. The government will defer its portion of six months worth of the education property tax on non-residential properties. The provincial portion of property taxes will now be due Dec. 31st.
Edmonton – Voted to eliminate the July 1, 2020 penalty for failure to pay current property taxes for both residential and non-residential owners and extended it by two months to Aug. 31. They have also canceled penalties on previous years’ taxes on residential and non-residential between July 1-Aug. 31.
Alberta Financial Support of Albertans and Employers (includes Property Tax Updates)
Atlantic: (See Newfoundland and Nova Scotia below)
Atlantic Tax Relief Reference Document
The province is cutting the school tax in half for light- and major-industry property classes at a cost of $500 million. Vancouver – The City of Vancouver is allowing a 60 day grace period for all property tax payments. Taxes will be due Sept. 1st.
British Columbia Covid-19 Action Plan – Provincial Tax Changes
British Columbia Covid-19 – Action Plan Press Release (03/23/20)
**The City of Winnipeg Assessment web site regarding the late payment of 2020 business and property taxes due to COVID. Penalties were waived for a period of five months, and all taxes will be due on December 1, 2020. Penalties will be imposed beginning on December 1, 2020 at a rate 2.50% per month. For more info, go to: http://www.winnipegassessment.com/asmttax/english/payments/Penalties.stm
Newfoundland/Labrador – The City of St. John’s says residents can hold off on paying their taxes and not face any interest until Aug. 31. Commercial tax bills for the second quarter are also being pushed back. The city said they will now be sent out in early June.
**Commercial Property Tax Relief for Owners of Hotels, Motels and Inns – https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20201029002
**Relief program offered by the NS government to accommodations properties. Application deadline is Dec. 11: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/tourism-accommodations-real-property-tax-rebate-program/
In Ontario, applications for COVID property tax rebates can now be filed at https://www.ontario.ca/page/businesses-get-help-covid-19-costs.
ARB – FAQ’s (July 8, 2020)
Ontario suspends limitation periods and time periods in proceedings to September 11, 2020 – https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/06/ontario-extends-emergency-orders-to-support-its-reopening-efforts.html?utm_source=ondemand&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=p
Municipal Property Tax Deferral Measures – List of selected municipal property tax deferral measures across Ontario.
MPAC Status of Request for Reconsideration Deadline and 2020 Assessment Information
Assessment Review Board published a Memorandum to Stakeholders (dated April 21, 2020)
Ontario government postpones property tax reassessment for 2021
Emergency Management Act Order suspends limitation periods and other time periods
Municipalities permit Tax Payment Deferrals and Grace Periods:
Letter sent to ” Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l’Habitation” on behalf of the ACTF and the Quebec Chapter
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain municipalities have decided to implement tax relief measures to address the economic impact of this emergency situation.
Here are a few that we have been made aware of:
Montreal – The City of Montreal is postponing by a month this year’s second instalment in property taxes for both residential and commercial properties, the new deadline for property taxes is July 2nd.
Letter from SAMA regarding how they are responding to the COVID-19 situation.
Regina – Voted to stop payment collection on overdue utility and property tax accounts and it will be suspended.
Saskatoon – The 2020 property tax notices will be delivered by the end of May 2020 and are extending the due date from June 30th to Sept. 30th.