This article is current as of April 20, 2020. The COVID-19 response is continually evolving. Therefore, before relying on this article, please confirm whether any additional Ministerial Orders have been issued which may affect the information provided in this article.

On April 17, 2020, the Minister of Municipal Affairs issued two new Ministerial Orders: MAG: 014/20 and MSD: 036/20. This article will focus on MAG: 014/20, which primarily addresses the assessment and taxation deadlines under Parts 9, 10, 11 and 12 of the Municipal Government Act (the “MGA”).

MSD: 036/20 addresses a number of other extensions under the MGA outside the area of assessment and taxation. Importantly, it also rescinds MSD: 022/20, previously issued in March (the “Former Ministerial Order”). The Former Ministerial Order extended a number of deadlines under the MGA to October 1, 2020. With the rescission of the Former Ministerial Order, those extensions no longer apply and reference should instead be made to MAG: 014/20 and MSD: 036/20.

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