Condo Returns: The CAO has been working to support over 11,000 condo corporations to meet the new legal requirement to file Condo Returns and as many as 7,000 have filed returns to date. If your corporation has not yet filed its required return(s) with the CAO, please act now to file your return as soon as possible.
Notice of Change: The CAO is aware that many corporations would like to file a Notice of Change to update their information filing a condo return. The CAO will advise all condo corporations by email in the next couple of weeks when the Notice of Change system is available. Recognizing that this is a period of transition, the deadline for payment of outstanding assessment amounts is no later than May 31, 2018. No penalties or late fees will apply during this period.
All condominium corporations are legally required to file Condo Returns with the CAO. Filing a Condo Return means providing specific key information about the corporation. The government has defined four different types of returns (see below) – the information and timeline requirements for each return is set out in O. Reg. 377/17 made under the Condominium Act, 1998.
The CAO is supporting condo corporations to meet their new Condo Return legal requirements through our user-friendly online filing system, instructional emails, helpful step-by-step guides, and staff who can assist corporations at any stage of the Condo Returns process.
The CAO’s new online Condo Returns system is being designed to make the returns process as easy and efficient as possible for condo corporations. For example, you will only need to enter (or update) your condo corporation’s information once and the system will automatically generate the one or more returns that are applicable to your corporation at the time of filing.
Please note that this is the initial version of the CAO’s Condo Returns filing system. We are continuing to refine and enhance the system, and we welcome any feedback to help make the system as user friendly as possible. Please send any comments/suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Condo corporations are legally required to file a Notice of Change with the CAO when information filed in a return has changed. The Notice of Change is to be filed within 30 days of the change(s) and must indicate what information changed and when the change(s) took effect.
Working with our technology vendor, the Notice of Change system is currently being refined to ensure that all updates provided by condo corporations are captured accurately. Condo corporations will be invited to update and correct their profiles in the next couple of weeks.
The CAO will work to help all condo corporations file their returns and provide accurate, up-to-date information as required by law.
In accordance with the Condominium Act, 1998 and O. Reg 377/17, the CAO has launched a searchable online condo Public Registry. This Public Registry displays information prescribed in the regulation that condo corporations provide to the CAO through the filing of Condo Returns and Notices of Change. Displayed information includes a corporation’s address for service, the names of directors and information for any condo management service providers and other corporate details.
The Public Registry may not be used for commercial purposes and bulk information will not be provided. No email addresses provided to the CAO as part of the Condo Return process will be published, nor will any personal information about directors, other than their names and the start dates of their terms on the board.