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Series S289 - Property tax statements

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Property tax statements

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COV-S289

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  • 1974-1990, 1992-2005 (Creation)
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    Vancouver (B.C.). Revenue and Treasury Division

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ca. 16,000 microfiche

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Since 1966, the Revenue and Treasury Division has been responsible for the functions of treasury and tax collection. The treasury function has been part of the Department of Finance since 1886. Prior to 1966, the duties associated with this function were carried out by the City Treasurer and included receiving monies, the paying of authorized accounts, custody of negotiable securities (with the Director of Finance) and the recording of debenture ownership as requested. The tax collection function has also been part of the Department of Finance since 1886. Prior to 1966, the duties associated with this function were carried out by various offices, e.g., the Collector of Taxes, Poll Tax Collector, Revenue Tax Collector, and Special Collections Branch, and included the collection of property taxes, local improvement charges and flat water rates, parking meter monies, and other sundry accounts, auctions involving the tax sale of property, the issuing of tax certificates and the custody of the tax rolls. In 1966, these two functions were brought together through the amalgamation of the Property Tax Branch and Collections Branch to form the Revenue and Treasury Division.

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Series consists of records documenting the levying of taxes and other City and non-City charges on properties in the City of Vancouver. The records are the main tax billings sent out by the City annually in the spring, and indexes to those billings which cross-reference civic addresses with tax account and assessment coordinate roll numbers. The records are in the form of computer-output microfiche, and the main billings are organised by tax account number.

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Access to the tax statements in this series is restricted for 100 years from creation date due to FOIPPA legislation. Records contain personal information. Researchers wanting to access these records must complete an ‘Access to restricted records’ agreement. See archivist for details.

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