CPPA and Auctioneers.
CPPA stands for Canadian Personal Property Appraiser. This group was formed by a group of mostly AUCTIONEERS back in 1995 so that they could have a formal and documented format to use that followed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices that could be accepted in court. Experience was the key factor. Most business people would agree that auctioneers know a lot more about real time, on the ground, tangible asset value, than any other group or profession. I personally held an auction license in the early 1980’s
Nobody goes to the auction industry for tax advice.
Why would you go to your tax advisor to find fair market value on used equipment?
The founders of the Canada wide and 700 strong Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group (CPPA) were both Auctioneers and Court Approved Valuation Experts. I am also a proud CPPA member and a former AUCTIONEER.
CPPA Experience Recognized by Courts
One can go to www.canlii.org and in the Document Text search field enter “Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group” When you hit the search button you should find at least 8 cases you can review.