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2023 Municipal Property Tax Refund Application Deadline is February 29, 2024

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The deadline for 2023 Municipal Tax Rebate Applications is February 29, 2024. If you have not considered your property’s eligibility, please consult a Colliers property tax specialist to determine the best possible course of action.

Below is a summary of available property tax refunds. We will manage the entire property tax refund process: from identifying opportunities, preparing and submitting the application and required supporting documentation, through property refund verification, to ensure you receive the maximum possible refund.

YOUR PROPERTY MAY QUALIFY FOR PROPERTY TAX REFUNDS FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

CHANGE OF USE AND ZONING
The property becomes eligible for a different tax class due to a change in use by owner or tenant (industrial/commercial/residential/tax exempt status).

DEMOLITION OR DAMAGE
A building or portion thereof was damaged or demolished.

REVERSION TO VACANT OR EXCESS LAND
Land ceases to be used for business purposes and becomes “vacant” or “excess” land.

REPAIR/RENOVATION TAX REBATES
Areas that have not been available for their normal use for 90+ days due to renovation or repairs are eligible for a rebate. This includes tenant finish removal and tenant fixturing.

GROSS & MANIFEST ERROR / OVERCHARGES
Errors in the assessment that are factual or clerical in nature may entitle the taxpayer to a refund or reduction in taxes for the 2022 and 2023 taxation year.

EXEMPT STATUS
If all or a portion of a building was occupied by an eligible exempt owner or tenant.

ELIGIBLE CHARITY TAX REBATES
If you are a Charitable or Non-Profit Organization and own or lease space, you may be eligible for a rebate in property taxes.
 

Please notify us if your property was affected by any of these events in the 2023 calendar year. It is also prudent to consult a property tax specialist if any of these events are occurring now or will occur soon, as our strategic planning can ensure you realize all possible property tax savings while minimizing ongoing carrying costs.

For a no obligation, no risk review of your 2024 property assessments, please

contact us

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter:

Robert Brazzell

Managing Director | Property Tax Services | Ontario

Toronto Downtown

As an Executive Director at Colliers International I am fortunate to lead a passionate team that assists  real estate owners and their tenants to take a proactive approach in reviewing and reducing  their property assessments and taxation. Our growing team of professionals strives to serve our clients above and beyond their expectations.

I am a legal and business professional with over 20 years of experience developing and leading corporate strategies to grow value; expand corporate presence; and protect corporate interests. I have provided legal support and business guidance and direction to property tax practice groups in Canada and the United States. Throughout my career I have successfully leveraged innovative approaches and established strategic relationships to deliver professional services, build market share and increase revenue. 

Applying the knowledge and skills I have acquired providing counsel to an administrative tribunal, serving as an Acting Chair of a provincial property tax assessment appeal board, and representing taxpayers in proceedings before property tax assessment appeal tribunals across Canada my role has most recently included providing legal representation in high value property tax assessment appeals in Ontario. As a property assessment appeal advocate my goal is ensuring the most cost-effective management of my client’s property tax assessments and property tax liabilities so they can realize their corporate objectives. I am focused on this goal and on delivering value to clients but always in the context of a commitment to ethical standards and operating with integrity

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Damian Bernacik

Director, Legal Services, Property Tax Services | Ontario

Toronto Downtown

As the Director, Legal Services, Property Tax Services at Colliers International, based out of Colliers' downtown Toronto office, I work with a dedicated team committed to surpassing client expectations.

With a robust background as a Property Tax and Assessment Litigation Lawyer, I bring expertise in handling complex property tax assessment matters and proceedings before the Assessment Review Board. Beyond this, my practice extends to tax exemptions, navigating municipal tax relief applications, and assisting clients in obtaining property tax grants. 

My strength lies in my ability to traverse the multifaceted and dynamic property tax landscape. I focus on exploring every potential avenue for property tax benefits and devising strategic tax mitigation strategies. By empowering my clients with tailored solutions, I ensure they maximize opportunities to minimize their property tax liabilities.

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Chris Jenkins

Senior Associate

Toronto Downtown

Chris joined Colliers in 2005 as a Research Associate. In 2006 Chris was promoted to the position of Industrial Sales Representative. In 2011 Chris joined the Valuation and Advisory Services Depart (specializing in Realty Tax Services) to further his real estate knowledge. Chris' experience in industrial real estate has proved to be an asset for the Valuation and Advisory Department. 
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