B.C. Court of Appeal sides with City on managed forest lands taxation

by Julie Douglas | Mar 31, 2016

On Jan. 29, 2016 the BC Court of Appeal issued its judgment on TimberWest Corporation’s appeal of the BC Supreme Court decision upholding the City’s 2014 Tax Rates Bylaw. In its ruling, the BC Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed TimberWest’s argument that the City did not have the authority to raise the tax rate on managed forest lands within City boundaries. The 60-day period for TimberWest to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada expired on March 29 without such an application, meaning the BC Court of Appeal’s ruling is final.

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B.C. Court of Appeal sides with City on managed forest lands taxation

by Julie Douglas | Mar 31, 2016

On Jan. 29, 2016 the BC Court of Appeal issued its judgment on TimberWest Corporation’s appeal of the BC Supreme Court decision upholding the City’s 2014 Tax Rates Bylaw. In its ruling, the BC Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed TimberWest’s argument that the City did not have the authority to raise the tax rate on managed forest lands within City boundaries. The 60-day period for TimberWest to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada expired on March 29 without such an application, meaning the BC Court of Appeal’s ruling is final.

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