Tax and Assessment

The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) assess all property.  The Provincial Government sets the taxable portion of value.  We use this assessment information to come up with a mill rate that will cover expenses contained in the yearly budget.  School mill rates vary between agriculture, residential and commercial property and are set by the Province.  Tax discount & penalty rates have remained the same for many years.  To take advantage of the opportunity to pay less tax, note the discount information contained on your tax notice.  If you mail your payment, a receipt will be mailed back to you.  With costs always rising, it’s a challenge to stay within budget & still provide services.  Council are very careful how tax dollars are spent for necessary improvements.