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Taxation and Assessment

Taxation

Municipal Portion of Property Taxes

Your municipal taxes pay for services such as police, fire, road maintenance, water, sewer, garbage and recycling, parks, cultural and recreational facilities, social, health and welfare, planning, municipal administration and Council costs.

School Division Education Portion of Property Taxes

The Town of Radville is responsible for collecting Education Property Tax from property owners on behalf of the Provincial Government.  The Board of Education relies on property taxes to support education throughout the province.  The Town of Radville collects the Education Taxes and forwards to the government for both school divisions; Public and Separate.

While the Town of Radville is required by legislation to collect school taxes and local authority taxes, the municipality has no jurisdiction over setting the tax rates.

As of January 1, 2013 the Provincial Government does not allow any discounts on the school portion of your property taxes.

Paying Your Taxes

Payment Methods

The Town of Radville offers the following options to pay for your taxes:

  1. Pay at the Town Office during regular business hours or use the drop mail slot found beside the office door.
  2. Pay by mail: Town of Radville, Box 339, Radville, SK, S0C 2G0.
  3. If you are mailing your payment, please allow ample time for your payment to be postmarked by Canada Post on or before the due date.
  4. Pay by online banking at your Financial Institution.  By paying online through your financial institution, you will not only avoid a trip to the mail box or Town Office, but you will also save the cost of a cheque and stamp.  Your account number is located on the tax notice.

General Information

  • Your property tax bill covers the period from January 1 to December 31.
  • Property taxes are due December 31.
  • Taxes remaining unpaid after July 1 will incur a penalty of 1% per month and any taxes remaining unpaid after December 31 will incur an additional 10% penalty.   Tax enforcement proceedings will commence as per The Tax Enforcement Act if taxes remain unpaid for an extended period of time.
  • The Town of Radville offers all taxpayers the opportunity to make monthly payments rather than making a single annual payment.
  • All charges on a tax account become the responsibility of the registered owner of the property.
  • Non-receipt of your property tax notice does not exempt you from penalty due to late payment.
  • You cannot appeal your taxes or your tax rate, you can only appeal your assessment and only when the assessment roll is open.
  • Unpaid charges for utility services supplied to a property may be added to the tax roll, whether the service was supplied to the owner or the tenant of the property.  This is subject to provision provincially legislated in The Municipalities Act.

 

Assessments

An assessment is the act of determining a property’s value.  SAMA determines the assessment values for all properties, whereas the task of setting property taxes belongs to municipal governments.

Taxable assessment is legislated provincially determining the percentage of the assessed value that is taxable by a municipality.  The taxable assessment on residential properties is 80% of the assessed value.  For example, this means that if your residential property has an assessed value of $325,000, your taxable assessment is 80% of $325,000 which is $260,000 – so your taxes would be based on a value of $260,000.  Commercial properties have a 100% taxable assessment value.

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Since the starting point is the assessed value, it is important to make sure that each property’s value is assessed fairly by SAMA.

 

If the value of your property changes one of the two things may have occurred, the real estate market may have changed or the property may have been changed.  For example: the buildings may have been upgraded.

Annually there is an appeal process you can follow.  For more information on the appeal process contact the Town of Radville.  To discuss the methods used to arrive at the value of your property please contact SAMA.

The policies, procedures and standards for assessment are determined by SAMA, and must be followed by all Saskatchewan Municipalities.  This job is mandated to SAMA by provincial legislation titled The Assessment Management Agency Act.   SAMA provides the Town of Radville with assessment maintenance, revaluation and reassessment work.

The base date is the year on which property assessments are determined.  Revaluations are done every four years so that assessed values remain as up-to-date as possible.  The current revaluation was implemented in 2017 and is based on 2015 market conditions.  The next revaluation will be completed in 2021.

 

Contact Information:

SAMA

Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency

Weyburn Regional Office

1-306-848-2575

1-800-498-0575

www.sama.sk.ca