2020 Assessment & Tax Notices
The 2020 Assessments were mailed out in March.
Tax Notices were mailed out the first week of June.
The 2020 Taxation year has been difficult given the economic challenges being faced due to depressed oil and gas prices and the economic impacts of COVID-19. The Municipality has worked across the board to ease the taxation situation for our Residents, Agriculture and Light Commercial. The municipality has diverted its Capital Projects in order to offer this taxation relief along with the following measures:
· Waiving of interest April through September
· Extension of discount periods through to November (see below)
· Reduction in Municipal portion of taxes
In the oil sector we will be working with industry to discount taxes on non-pumping oil wells as this directly relates to road use and impact. The education property tax mill rates will remain unchanged for the 2020 Taxation year.
Early discounts will be applied on Municipal Taxes as follows:
June - Sept 30
Residential Exemptions in Rural Municipalities
If you occupy a dwelling in the RM of Wilton, you may qualify for an exemption to REDUCE all or a portion of the taxable assessment on your principal dwelling, as per section 293 of The Municipalities Act. Dwellings located within hamlets are excluded.
The total taxable assessment of any agricultural land you own or lease located within the RM of Wilton, or an adjoining Saskatchewan rural municipality, will be applied to reduce your residential taxable assessment.
An affidavit listing land owned or leased within the municipality or adjoining municipalities must be completed and returned to the assessor.
2019 Summary Financial Statement
2019 Summary Financial Statement is available for review. CLICK HERE
If you have any questions please contact our office at 1-306-387-6244
The RM of Wilton uses the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) to calculate and update all assessments with the municipality. SAMA performs annual maintenance updates to properties showing an increase or decrease in assessment. Every four years full revaluations on all properties province wide are carried out. 2017 will be a revaluation year. More information on SAMA and assessments can be found at http://www.sama.sk.ca
Online search for property assessment information in municipalities where assessment services are provided by SAMA can be found on SAMAVIEW at http://samaview.sama.sk.ca/sama
Calculating Taxable Assessments
SAMA first determines the assessed value for the property. After that, a provincial government tax policy is applied. The policy multiplies a percentage formula against the assessed value, producing what is called the taxable value.
Provincial Property Classes and Percentages of Value:
|(N) Non-arable (Range)
Municipal Property Tax Mill Rates
The municipal mill rates set for the 2020 tax year were set as follows:
|| Mill Rate
|| 2019 Mill Rate Factor
|| 2020 Mill Rate Factor
Rebates are applied to some commercial properties. For more information on rebates on commercial assessments contact the RM of Wilton office at 306-387-6244.
Education Property Tax Mill Rates
As of January 1, 2013 municipalities cannot apply discounts or incentives to education property tax. Discounts will only apply to municipal taxes.
The mill rates set for the 2017 tax year are as follows:
| Property Class
|| 2019 Mill Rate
|| 2020 Mill Rate
| (A) Agriculture
|| 1.43 mils
|| 1.43 mils
| (R) Residential
|| 4.12 mills
|| 4.12 mils
| (CO) Commercial / Industrial
|| 6.27 mills
|| 6.27 mils
| (CR)Resource (Oil, Gas, Pipelines, etc.)
|| 9.68 mills
|| 9.68 mils
Taxation in Rural Municipalities - Residential Exemptions
If you occupy a dwelling in the RM of Wilton, you may qualify for an exemption to reduce all or a portion of the taxable assessment on your principal dwelling, as per section 293 of The Municipalities Act. Dwellings located within hamlets are excluded.
The total taxable assessment of any agricultural land you own or lease located within the RM of Wilton or in adjoining Saskatchewan rural municipalities will be applied to reduce your residential taxable assessment. An assessment can only be used to reduce residential taxable assessment once.
An affidavit listing land owned or leased within the municipality or adjoining municipalities must be completed and returned to the assessor prior to March 31 of the tax year to receive the exemption.
This affidavit can be found here