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02/21/2023 Assessment Community Weekly

It’s time to update your existing IVP entries

First, we thank you for all that you do on behalf of homeowners’ STAR benefits in your communities! One of those tasks is to keep the IVP Tool updated for properties receiving the Enhanced STAR exemption.


  • the owners have changed (new owners, deceased owners, removal of owners), or
  • all owners have moved, but they still own the property,

update the enrollment but do not close the enrollment.

Note: If a spouse has passed away and the surviving spouse is now the owner, simply update the existing enrollment—even if the spouse wasn’t previously on the deed. Do not create a new enrollment in this scenario.

However, if:

  • all of the Enhanced STAR recipients are deceased,
  • the property has sold, or
  • the IVP enrollment was created in error.

do close the enrollment.

For complete instructions, see the IVP Tool User Guide, which includes instructions for merges and splits (see page 12).

In early April, we will issue the first round of STAR eligibility reports for municipalities with May 1 tentative roll dates. To ensure that we have complete data for your municipality, please follow these deadlines:

  • If you're transmitting the data to us for data entry, please do so by Wednesday, March 8. (For details see How to transmit IVP forms to the Tax Department.)
  • If you're entering the IVP data directly into the IVP Tool, complete your entries by Monday, March 13.

Again, many thanks!

New Judicial case

We've added Matter of Hetelekides v County of Ontario to new Judicial cases.