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Vision & Expertise
IPTI’s vision is to be recognized as the world’s leading organization on property tax policy and practice.
IPTI’s mission is to provide impartial, objective expert advice in the area of property tax systems and promote the concept that these systems should be fair and equitable and meet the needs of all stakeholders, i.e. governments, taxpayers, practitioners and academics. In addition, IPTI seeks to ensure that property tax systems contribute to the provision of high quality services for the benefit of communities.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT IPTI
IPTI is a not-for-profit organization, incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act on May 13, 1997. It is comprised of experts who support stakeholders in developing and maintaining effective and efficient property tax systems by providing them with:
Impartial, objective policy advice
Strategic advisory and consulting services to create, test and implement policy, and to improve performance through innovative good practice
Education and training services to enhance professional development and building technical confidence
Property information services to enable more effective decisions
IPTI puts particular emphasis on:
The role of central and local government
Property tax reform – planning, implementation and modernization
Legal and administrative frameworks
Property tax assessment
Taxpayer services and education
In addition, IPTI specializes in:
Property valuation processes: including data collection, mapping and data management; mass appraisal valuation for residential and non-residential properties; quality control
Property tax collection and enforcement
Technology and process integration and implementation including data management, data analysis and reporting systems
Electronic and on-line learning
Sharing best practice
Alternative dispute resolution: mediation services