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Forum for Tri-Cities business owners on taxes and assessment
Business owners are invited to attend a free workshop to learn how their property assessments and business tax rates are calculated.
The Business Assessment and Taxation 101 Workshop is taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 in Coquitlam city hall council chambers and is jointly sponsored by the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody and the BC Assessment Authority
The event will begin with a complimentary light lunch, followed by a presentation from the BC Assessment Authority discussing its property assessment process and a presentation from the three cities outlining the processes behind setting their business tax rates. A question and answer session will follow each presentation.
"This is a very timely event," said Michael Hind, executive director of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, noting that the workshop takes place at about the same time as the BC Assessment Authority releases its annual property assessments. "With all the growth throughout the Tri-Cities, there have been some changes in the assessments in the past that have concerned business owners. This seminar is a chance to educate them on the process and their options," Hynde added.
All businesses are welcome to attend. To ensure your seat is reserved, pre-register with the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce at www.tricitieschamber.com or by calling 604-464-2716.