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Property Tax 

Property taxes are collected by the City of Saskatoon on behalf of three taxing authorities: School Boards (Public and Separate), the City of Saskatoon and the Saskatoon Public Library. Each taxing authority establishes its annual budget and, after taking into consideration other sources of revenue, determines the total revenue required through taxation.

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How Property Tax is Calculated:

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Assessed Value and Percentage of
Value deemed Taxable:

The City Assessor is responsible for determining the value of the property in Saskatoon following the rules determined by the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA). As determined by provincial legislation, residential/condominium and multi-residential property assessments are considered 70% taxable and Commercial/industrial assessments are 100% taxable.

City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Public Library Tax Mill Rates:

The total revenue required from taxation by each taxing authority is divided by the total taxable assessment in Saskatoon to arrive at the mill rate for each authority, per $1000 of taxable assessment.

Total revenue required

 ÷ 

Total taxable assessment
$1000

 = 

Mill Rate

 City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Public Library Mill Rate Factors:

The mill rate factor is used to determine the proportion of tax revenue that each property class will pay. There are three main property classes: residential/condominium, multi-residential, and commercial/industrial.

Education Mill Rate

The province of Saskatchewan sets the education tax mill rate. There are separate rates for residential, agricultural, and commercial/industrial property classes and mill rate factors will not be applied.

Property Tax Levies

Taxable assessment
$1000

X

City Mill Rate

x

Mill Rate
Factor

 = 

City of Saskatoon
Tax

Taxable assessment
$1000

X

Library Mill Rate

x

Mill Rate
Factor

 = 

Saskatoon Public
Library Tax

Taxable assessment
$1000

X

Education Mill Rate(s)

 = 

Education
Tax



Total Property Tax Levy


Tax Notices and Due Dates

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  • Property taxes are based on the calendar year (January to December) and are due on June 30 each year. The Property Tax Notices are issued in the spring each year after City Council passes the mill rate bylaw.

  • If taxes are paid through the Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPPS), property owners pay their tax bill in twelve monthly instalments rather than a single annual payment.  Customers currently paying taxes through TIPPS receive a TIPPS Statement for the previous year each January.  The TIPPS statement shows the total tax billed and paid for the previous year and the new TIPPS monthly amount effective February 1. 

  • If your property assessment changes, you may receive a Supplementary Tax Notice based on the increase in the assessed value of the property. Supplementary Tax Notices are due on December 31 of the year they are issued.

 


Property Tax Arrears and Penalty Charges

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  • Taxes levied for the current year are due June 30 unless taxes are paid using the Tax Instalment Payment Plan Service (TIPPS).

  • If any current year taxes are outstanding after June 30, the property will be assessed a 1.25% monthly penalty.

  • If the current year's taxes remain outstanding after December 31, a 1.5% monthly penalty will be assessed and the property becomes subject to proceedings under the Tax Enforcement Act.

  • Tax Arrears from past years are assessed a 1.5% monthly penalty.

  • All penalties are added to the tax account, and compound monthly.

 


Tax Refund Requests

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The City of Saskatoon taxes the property, not the owner. When a property is sold, the lawyers representing the vendor and the purchaser calculate any tax adjustment.

If you wish to request a property tax refund, please contact Customer Service in the Revenue Branch for more information. All requests for property tax refunds must be made in writing and approved by the Revenue Branch before a refund may be issued.

 


Change of Name

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The City of Saskatoon Assessment and Property Tax information records reflect the exact name registered at the provincial ISC office (land titles). If you wish to have your new legal name displayed on the Assessment Notice and Property Tax Notice, you must submit an application and an affidavit to ISC. Forms and instructions are available at http://www.isc.ca.

 


Change of Mailing Address

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Contact Customer Service in the Revenue Branch or the Taxation & Assessment Branch to request a mailing address change. If you own more than one property, your must request a mailing address change for each address.

 


Change of School Support

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School Tax Declaration is a declaration of faith, not of school support. If you wish to change your School Tax from one School Board to another based on your faith, please use the forms below to submit a declaration to the  Assessment & Taxation Division at City Hall.

 


Contact Us

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If you have any question about your property taxes, please contact:

Customer Service (Revenue Branch)
Main Floor, City Hall
222 - 3rd Avenue North

Tel:  306 - 975-2400 or 1-800-667-9944
Fax: 306 - 975-7975
E-mail: Click on Contact Us at bottom of the page

 





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