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GFOA Alberta, in cooperation with Bloom Centre for Municipal Education, is proud to bring back the 10-Part Webinar Series for 2019 as “Webinars-on-Demand”.

The New MGA-Developing a Long-Term Tax Strategy Webinar provides a comprehensive overview of municipal taxes and covers essential knowledge that all municipal financial professionals and executives require. This webinar covers basic fundamentals, intermediate and advanced methodologies and offers the following:

  • New MGA changes related to commercial subclasses and the residential/commercial split ratio
  • Developing a Tax Rate Bylaw (written section and council report requirements)
  • Tax Rate Bylaw math explained (assessment, mill rate, taxation revenue)
  • Taxation and the budget – linking tax % increases to budgetary needs (services, inflation, special projects, capital)
  • Review of a budget tax tool – track tax % increases/decreases as you develop the budget
  • Effective communication/presentation of tax increases to Council and the public (PowerPoint slides included)
  • How to develop a long-term tax strategy (needs assessment, implementation – project plan included)
  • Help the public understand taxes and long term requirements (service, capital needs, inflation, growth)
  • Linking the capital budget/asset management to a taxation strategy
  • Public engagement, measuring and justifying tax increases and presenting tax increases/strategies to Council and the public.


This “webinar-on-demand” option offers the convenience of anytime viewing.  A password will be provided for access upon successful registration and will be valid for 60 days from date of purchase.

You can either register for this “Single Webinar-on-Demand” for $175  here, or choose to register for the full 10-Part Series below:



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