70 erroneous tax bills remain
North Glengarry’s forensic audit into erroneous property tax bills is nearing completion.
The township’s CAO Daniel Gagnon says that there are 70 potentially errant tax accounts left and that the municipality hopes to have “some sort of clarity” in September or October.
In January, taxpayers started complaining to the township that their tax bills were uncharacteristically high. Over the ensuing months, some 551 accounts were identified as “problematic.” In March, Mr. Gagnon announced that fraudulent actions could be be the cause of the tax bill problems.
Council discussed the issue in private after its Aug. 21 meeting.
Although Mr. Gagnon couldn’t discuss the specifics of that meeting, he allowed that the final 70 accounts are the more difficult ones.
The forensic auditor, the Toronto-based Deloitte accounting firm, continues to work on the matter.