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NEWS: Main Street gets some relief (Winter 2022)

March 14th, 2022 · Comments Off on NEWS: Main Street gets some relief (Winter 2022)

New Small Business tax class see property taxes drop by 15%

By Carly Penrose

The benches outside Emily Rose Café at Palmerston Square and Follis Avenue were filled with patrons. Mothers and daughters, friends coming together over food. Although it was late November and the café had yet to introduce indoor seating, patrons were undeterred by the cold late-fall air as they waited patiently for their coffees and baked goods.

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FORUM (MAY 2017): No relief for small business

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (MAY 2017): No relief for small business

TABIA argues for tax fairness across Ontario

By John J. Kiru

In 1998, Ontario took over school boards’ authority to set property tax rates. Residential education rates were immediately equalized across the province and an advisory panel recommended moving quickly to equalize business education tax rates as well. It is now 19 years later and Ontario has failed to adopt this recommendation to provide tax fairness to businesses across the province, although the current government has repeatedly promised to do so once the deficit was eliminated.

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