Taxes

2020 Tax Notice Details

In 2020, property owners were mailed seperate Assessments Notices and Tax Notices.  In years previous, these notices were combined.  Also new in 2020, each property owner received a copy of the tax notice.

Properties within the residential tax class will see their 2020 tax dollar split between Municipal (63 cents) and Education (37 cents). Properties within the commercial tax class will see their 2020 tax dollar split between Municipal (52 cents) and Education (48 cents).

The Town mill rate was increased from 6.76 in 2019 to 6.88 for 2020, representing a 1.8% tax increase.  The absolute deadline to receive the 5% discount on the municipal portion is June 30, 2020.  We encourage you to place a cheque in the drop slot or to pay online by June 30.  Education property taxes are NOT eligible for a discount. The Provincial Percentage of Values are: 80% of that value for Residential, 55% for Agricultural, 45% for Non-Arable (grazing) and 100% for Commercially assessed properties. Town Council sets the Municipal Mill Rate and the Province of Saskatchewan sets the education property tax mill rates.  Education mill rates did not change from 2019 and are set by the province as follows:

• for all agricultural property, 1.43 mills
• for all residential property, 4.12 mills
• for all commercial /industrial property, 6.27 mills
• for all resource (oil, gas, mines & pipelines), 9.68 mills

MUNICIPAL TAX DISCOUNT and PENALTIES

Tax prepayments for future year levies will continue to receive the 5% discount throughout the year.  For detailed information on the Tax Discounts and Penalties.  NOTE: there is no discount on the school portion of the tax levy.

The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) provides a “SAMA View” website which allows you to search property assessment information in any municipality where assessment services were provided by SAMA and allows comparison of assessments between similar properties.  The SAMA View tool can be found at  https://www.sama.sk.ca/property-owner-services/assessments

 

SAMA (Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency)

The provincial government mandates SAMA to conduct periodic revaluations of all Saskatchewan properties every four years to coincide with the change to a new base date. The current revaluation was completed in 2017 using the 2015 base year. The next revaluation is to be done in 2021.  When a revaluation is completed, SAMA provides new values to each of our clients.  Provincial legislation requires municipalities to use these values when determining taxes.

For more information on SAMA, visit www.sama.sk.ca

Govt Relations – Understanding Assessment Appeals

Year

Taxable Assessment

Municipal Tax Levy

2020

$240,611,120 $1,655,405

2019

$238,921,605 $1,615,110

2018

$234,214,425 $1,522,394

2017

$229,592,465 $1,434,953

2016

$170,272,940

 $1,406,454

2015

$164,536,585

$1,332,746

2014

$157,849,525

$1,239,119

2013

$153,099,145

$1,125,279

2012

$77,225,615

$1,032,933

2011

$74,791,895

$885,813

2010

$72,578,365

$714,440

2009

$69,458,880

$614,273

2008

$54,189,450

$573,172

2007

$51,548,130

$493,687

2006

$49,931,895

$478,208

2005

$49,185,815

$442,535

2004

$41,538,805

$415,388

2003

$40,486,205

$389,477

2002

$39,696,305

$362,030

2001

$39,433,565

$359,634

Red indicates Revaluation Year

School Taxes 

Year

Taxable Assessment

School Tax Levy

2017

$229,592,465

 $980,721

2016

$170,272,940

 $891,203

2015

$164,536,585

$863,373

2014

$157,849,525

$828,435

2013

$153,099,145

$818,522

2012

$77,225,615

$763,850

2011

$74,791,895

$734,572

2010

$72,578,365

$740,103

2009

$69,458,880

$709,104

2008

$54,189,450

$1,232,810

2007

$51,548,130

$1,018,076

2006

$49,931,895

$986,155

2005

$49,185,815

$909,938

2004

$41,538,805

$818,314

2003

$40,486,205

$773,286

2002

$39,696,305

$742,321

2001

$39,433,565

$737,408

 Red indicates Revaluation Year

Should you wish additional information regarding the school taxes, please contact either a member of the Board of Education or a Local Trustee.