Expert Panel on Business Taxation

Earlier this year, provincial Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced the appointment of an Expert Panel on Business Taxation. The Expert Panel's mandate stated that the review would include a study of municipal property taxation of business and its impact on business competitiveness and investment.

On June 19, 2012, members of the UBCM Executive - Director Heath Slee, President, and Mayor Greg Moore, Metro Vancouver Representative - appeared before the Expert Panel to present on behalf of BC local governments. The report that they submitted to the panel is available below.

The Panel issued its final report to the Province on August 31, 2012. A link to that report is available from the provincial website noted below.

Report: Submission to the Expert Panel on Tax [PDF - 9.2 MB]

Member Release: UBCM Presentation to Expert Panel on Business Taxation [PDF - 235 KB]

Provincial website: Expert Panel on Business Taxation (including the Panel's final report)

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