Taxes & Assessment
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. The last full revaluation was done in 2009 with the next revaluation scheduled for 2013. 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:
2012 Municipal Property Tax Mill Rates
The municipal mill rates set for the 2012 tax year were se t as follows:
Economic Development rebates are applied to some commercial properties. For more information on economic development rebates on commercial assessments contact the RM of Wilton office at 306-387-6244.
2012 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 2012 tax year are as follows:
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.