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POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Director, this position is responsible for managing all property tax calculation analysis, Municipal Act appeals, preparation of all Municipal Act applications and responding to inquiries. Prepare annual commercial realty tax budgets and keep apprised of all municipal and legislative changes affecting property taxes across Canada.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Analyze the tax calculations to determine if taxes are correctly calculated.
  • Identify properties that require a Municipal Tax Appeal to the Assessment Review Board (ARB) for incorrect calculations and appeal when necessary.
  • Provide Statement of Issues, tax recalculations and arguments for the appealed properties and ensure refunds are correctly calculated and received.
  • Provide calculations for appeal reductions, tax repercussions from appeals and possible demolitions.
  • Respond to questions and information requests from Recovery Accountant and Managers regarding tax calculations and refunds.
  • Analyze and ensure severances are properly done and tax adjustments are correctly calculated and billed by the Municipality.
  • Review and analyze tax recalculations from Minutes of Settlement, additional bills received for prior years and follow-up on adjustments when needed.
  • Negotiate with Tax Collector/Tax Manager for a review of recalculation necessary to correct tax billings and realize refunds.
  • Analyze and reconcile tax savings.
  • Review all outstanding requests from Municipalities and ensure the necessary information is provided. Follow-up on requests from Municipalities to ensure these are received.
  • Prepare all Municipal Act applications and send to the corresponding Municipality or the ARB by February 28th deadline.
  • Review and identify all properties that were not heard and decided by Council and appeal to the ARB by deadline of the taxation year.
  • Prepare cheque payment analysis. Arrange PAP set up.
  • Prepare annual realty tax budget for all properties.
  • Review PO inquiry details.
  • Provide tax information to Investments Team as required.
  • Other duties / projects as required.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • University Degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years of previous relevant experience
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

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