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  • Saskatchewan Assessment Revaluation

    by DMA Staff | Jul 13, 2016
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    Provincial legislation in Saskatchewan mandates that the assessed values, on which school and municipal property taxes are levied, be updated every four years. During a recent presentation, representatives of the Government of Saskatchewan provided preliminary estimates of the impact that the forthcoming update will have on assessed values.
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  • Major Changes to the Louisiana Industrial Tax Exemption Program

    by DMA Staff | Jul 06, 2016
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    On June 24, the Governor of Louisiana delivered an order on the 65–70-year-old Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP) that led to hostility between the Governor and new Board of Commerce & Industry (BCI) and the Industry representatives and staff of the LED.
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  • Completely Compliance: Washington

    by DMA Staff | Jun 29, 2016
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    Completely Compliance is a quarterly e-newsletter exclusively for clients and employees of DMA. Here is the latest update from Washington.
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  • Tax Pulse by DMA Canada - Property Tax Ontario

    by DMA Staff | Jun 27, 2016
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    If you’re a multi-residential landlord or manager, did you know that MPAC has changed the method and approach they will use to establish the 2016 Current Value Assessment (2016 CVA) for the 2017 to 2020 taxation years.
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  • Tax Pulse by DMA Canada- Did You Know?

    by DMA Staff | Jun 24, 2016
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    Changes are coming to the Ontario Assessment Review Board. Read more about the proposed changes in this article.
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  • Tax Pulse by DMA Canada - Western Update

    by DMA Staff | Jun 23, 2016
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    On May 31, the draft Modernized Municipal Government Act (MGA) was introduced into the Alberta legislature for First Reading. The legislation, labeled as Bill 21, will now be tabled for the summer while the province engages in province-wide stakeholder consultations through various city visits across Alberta. There are some positives and negatives from the proposed legislation. Here are some of the larger ones relating to property tax assessment:
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  • Tax Pulse by DMA Canada - Property Tax

    by DMA Staff | Jun 23, 2016
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    This is the long standing question that is always debated. What is the impact of property tax savings on my asset value?
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  • Tax Pulse by DMA Canada - Legal Corner PT

    by DMA Staff | Jun 23, 2016
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    Case Law Appellate Decision Confirms Municipal Power to Amend Tax Rates Over the Course of a Fiscal Year
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  • Tax Pulse by DMA Canada - Commodity Tax

    by DMA Staff | Jun 23, 2016
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    There are a number of GST/HST changes coming up in 2016 that businesses will need to be aware of:
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  • Texas Court Case Update

    by DMA Staff | Jun 20, 2016
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    DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. (DMA) provides this Update to inform its clients of today’s Texas Supreme Court opinion in Southwest Royalties, Inc. v. Hegar, relating to the manufacturing exemption from Texas sales and use tax.
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