Tax Alert Archives October 2018

Vancouver amends Vacancy Tax Bylaw ahead of mayor-elect’s plans to triple tax rate

Yesterday Vancouver’s municipal council approved amendments to Vacancy Tax By-law No. 11674, which governs the city’s unique 1% tax on certain residential properties. The amendments mainly serve to narrow the exemptions available to homeowners after months of conducting audits.…

Prepared by: Noah Sarna

Noah is a partner practising in the firm’s Toronto office. Noah’s practice focuses on all aspects of commodity tax, including Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax, land transfer taxes, foreign buyer taxes and vacancy or underuse taxes. Noah assists his… more »