Assessments & Taxes

2020 Assessments

The Town of Eston 2020 Assessment roll will be open April 24,2020. 

Property assessment is how a property’s assessed value is determined.  Property assessment is not the same as property tax.  Please review the documents linked below for more information, or contact SAMA for more information on your property assessment. 

What is an Assessment 

Guides for SK Citizens

Listing of Property Assessments 2020

Appeal Form 

To appeal a property assessment the appeal form must be filled out along with the $50 appeal fee. Deadline to appeal is May 25, 2020. (Deadline has been extended to June 25,2020)

If you have questions on your Assessment please call SAMA at 306-778-8444

 

2020 Property Tax Information

Municipal Taxes

Mill Rate – 9.5

Mill Rate Factor on Commercial properties 1.7

Base Tax

Base Tax covers the essential services on all properties.  For details 2020 Essential Services Calculations

Residential Base Land $1000
Commercial Base Land $1000
Agricultural Base Land $400

Agricultural/Commercial Minimum Tax

The Minimum tax on residential properties with an assessed value $67,895 or less and Commercial properties with an accessed value of $39,938 or less is $645.

School Taxes

Agricultural Mill Rate – 1.43
Residential Mill Rate -4.12
Commercial/Industrial Mill Rate – 6.27
Resource Mill Rate – 9.68

How to calculate your property taxes in simple steps.

Residential
  1. Taxable Assessment x Mill Rate / 1000 = Initial Levy
  2. (Initial Levy x Mill Rate Factor) + Base Tax = Municipal Levy
    • If your Municipal Levy is LESS than the Minimum Tax, you pay the Minimum Tax. If your Municipal Levy is MORE than the Minimum Tax you pay the Municipal Levy as calculated.
  3. Taxable Assessment x School Tax Mill Rate = School Tax Levy
Commercial
  1. Taxable Assessment x Mill Rate / 1000 = Initial Levy
  2. (Initial Levy x Mill Rate Factor 1.7)  = Municipal Levy
    • If your Municipal Levy is LESS than the Minimum Tax, you pay the Minimum Tax. If your Municipal Levy is MORE than the Minimum Tax you pay the Municipal Levy as calculated.
  3. Taxable Assessment x School Tax Mill Rate = School Tax Levy

Discounts 

Discounts are available on Municipal taxes only and do not apply to the school portion of taxes. 

  • 2% municipal tax discount for payments received between January 1 and July 31 for the year 2020.
  • For the year 2021 and thereafter a pre-payment discount on municipal taxes of 2% from January 1 – June 30. (Bylaw No. 4-2013)

That for only 2020 the Tax discount of 2% be extended from July 1 to August 1 and that no penalties will be applied to Taxes until October 1. Furthermore that no penalties be applied on utilities June 1, July 1, August 1, and September 1. (Motion#2020-159)

Penalties on Current (Bylaw No.4-2013)

An additional penalty charge of 1% per month shall be added to current taxes unpaid and outstanding as follows:

  • On all current taxes unpaid and outstanding as of the first day of August 1%
  • On all current taxes unpaid and outstanding as of the first day of September 1%
  • On all current taxes unpaid and outstanding as of the first day of October 1%
  • On all current taxes unpaid and outstanding as of the first day of November 1%
  • On all current taxes unpaid and outstanding as of the first day of December 1%

Penalties on Arrears 

Where taxes remain unpaid after the 31 day of December in the year the taxes were imposed they shall be deemed in arrears and a 5% penalty will be added