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Tax notices are generally mailed out during the first two weeks of July. If you have not received your tax notice by the end of July please contact the RM office.
What time frame do taxes cover?
Taxes cover the time frame from January 1 to December 31.
What is the tax discount schedule?
Taxes can be paid prior to receiving your tax notice the amount paid will be based on the previous years taxes. The discount schedule applies to the Municipal portion of taxes only.
January 10% discount payments will be taken starting the second week in January.
February thru August 6% discount
September 5% discount
October 4% discount
November 2% discount
December 0% discount
In order to receive the discount you must make payment before the final business day of the current month or if you are mailing your payment it must be post marked prior to the final day of the month. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
When are taxes due?
Taxes are due on or before December 31 of the current tax year, after December 31 penalties will be levied on arrears. The penalty on tax arrears is 24% per annum.
Assessment notices are only mailed when there has been a change to your assessment, generally every four years, unless you have changes to your assessment in the time between the province wide reassessments. The next reassessment year is 2017.
What is the millrate for 2016?
The Municipal millrate for 2016 has been set at 5.9 mills.
The Education mill rates are as follows: Ag 2.67 residential 5.03 commercial 8.28
What is the base tax?
The base tax is $300.00, it is applied to all land within the RM, commercial, agricultural and residential.
What is Capital Infrastructure (Capital CIF)?
A$30.00 base tax has been applied per titled property. This fee is to be put aside for future capital expenditures. This includes things such as road upgrades, bridge upgrades, new buildings or new equipment or significant upgrades to existing capital infrastructure or landfill decommissioning.
What does it mean if I have a negative sign after the total taxes owing on my tax notice?
The negative sign after the amount means that you have a credit on your account and do not owe any taxes for the current year. This may be because you have prepaid your taxes in January and have overpaid.