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Municipal professionals rely on our team for up-to-date information on changes to legislation, case law, and procedures. We’ve conducted dozens of workshops across Ontario, for organizations including:

  • MFOA
  • NOMA
  • KDMA
  • All 9 AMCTO Zones
  • Seneca College

Please contact us if you are interested in having us conduct a workshop for your organization.


Upcoming Workshops

Municipal Finance Officers Association Conference

Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville

Friday, September 20, 2019


In this enjoyable, interactive workshop we will walk you through a mock tax registration, step by step, from the very beginning until the expiry of the one-year period.  You will see the impact that new legislation and regulations have had on these procedures, including

  • new parties that need to be sent notices
  • new forms
  • extension agreements that do not have to be passed as a by-law
  • expedited sale of forfeited properties, and much more

Please note that this workshop will only deal with tax registrations, not with tax sales.  We will deal with tax sales in an upcoming webinar with MFOA.

Who should attend?

  • Everyone who is involved in conducting tax registrations
  • Everyone who would like a greater understanding of the procedures, even if they are not doing the registrations themselves, such as
    • people who are outsourcing their tax registrations
    • people whose staff are conducting tax registrations

Please join us.  Tax Registrations 101 will be a valuable and enjoyable learning experience.



Past Workshops

Past workshops have included:

  • Changes to Tax Registration and Tax Sales
  • Tax Sales: Proposed Changes to the Municipal Act
  • Tax Sales: What You Won’t Find in Part XI of the Municipal Act
  • Conducting a Tax Sale Tender Opening
  • Tax Sale Trip-Ups
  • Options for Unsuccessful Tax Sale Properties
  • Legislative Hurdles to Jump Through
  • Tax Sales: Turning Lemons into Lemonade
  • Tax Sales with Crown Liens
  • When Tax Sales Don’t Go According to Legislations
  • Overview of Tax Registrations and Tax Sales
  • Title Searching for Tax Sales
  • Doing Tax Registrations More Efficiently
  • The Tenderer Strikes Back