It looks like the city is serious about the empty home tax, at least one commenter here has received notice of an audit.
Well it seems the City is following up on the declarations made for its Empty Home Tax.
We were just notified that we are being audited for declaring our home as occupied as a principal residence. Interesting, since we’ve been in the same location for many years, and there are many empty homes in our area. You’d think the City would look at the homes that have changed hands more recently, since these are the ones that are left empty!