MAP210 - Municipal Tax Administration
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|Last revision date||Oct 12, 2012 2:36:38 PM|
|Last review date||Oct 12, 2012 2:36:38 PM|
Municipal Tax Administration
The student will be introduced to an overview of municipal finances and how they have evolved to the present. The student will be shown the changes affecting property taxation, which include education taxes, elimination of the business occupancy tax, and the system of tax rates. Further, the student will be taken through an overview of the property assessment and taxation system followed by the Tax Collector's Statutory Guide and a second look at the tax roll.
TO COMPLETE MAP210 ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE THE AMTCO TEXT.
This is a credit subject applicable towards the Real Property Administration Diploma Program and the Public Administration Municipal Program offered through the School of Accounting and Financial Services.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Understand the tax collection function within a broader financial context.
2. Explain the main sources of revenues and to provide an overview of their evolution to the present.
3. Describe the Assessment Roll and the specific information it contains.
4. Describe the property classes and codes, and the realty tax qualifier codes.
5. Outline municipal staff involvement in the assessment function.
6. Describe the annual current budget process.
7. Understand the municipal role with respect to education taxes.
8. Calculate the tax rates and the revenues raised from taxes.
9. Describe the preparation of a Tax Roll, and the information, which it is to contain.
10. Explain the tax billing process (interim and final billings, instalment billings, penalty and interest charges).
11. Describe the various ways in which the Tax Roll can be adjusted through increases or reductions.
12. Discuss the various property tax mitigation tools, policies and capping provisions.
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