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IMFG Paper No. 28: Did the Land Transfer Tax Impact Housing Sales in Toronto?
Haider, Murtaza; Anwar, Amar; and Holmes, Cynthia, 2016
IMFG Perspectives 13: A Recipe for Fiscal Trust
Graser, Dina and Robinson, Pamela, 2016

What's new at IMFG

Did the Land Transfer Tax Impact Housing Sales in Toronto?
July 28th, 2016

New paper from the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance finds no evidence that Toronto’s Land Transfer Tax alone reduced housing sales in the GTA.

IMFG Perspectives Paper: How can local governments build public trust?
July 21st, 2016

New paper from the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance identifies five key ingredients for building fiscal trust.

Enid Slack and Harry Kitchen quoted in the Daily Commercial News about their IMFG paper on revenue tools
July 15th, 2016

IMFG’s paper on alternative revenue tools was mentioned in a Daily Commercial News article called, “New big-city revenue tools inevitable: economist.”

IMFG's paper on new revenue tools featured on CIUT 89.5 FM
July 7th, 2016

On a morning edition of the radio show, Detangled, co-hosts Vas Bednar and Allison Smith from CIUT 89.5 FM discussed IMFG’s latest paper on alternative revenue tools. Listen to the show here.