Tax Rates & Mill Rates
The City of Saskatoon determines assessments based on legislation and direction from the provincial agency that provides assessment oversight, the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA). Taxable assessments are a percentage of the assessment value. Provincial legislation sets the percentages based on property classes.
For 2018, Residential taxable assessments are 80% of the assessment values, while Commercial/Industrial taxable assessments are 100% of the assessment values. Tax rates and/or mill rates and factors are set by each of the three taxing authorities, the City, the Public Library and the Province (for Education).
The Tax Rate is not the Mill Rate.
On your property tax notice, you will see a single number called 'Tax Rate'. The Tax Rate is calculated by taking the Mill Rate and dividing by 1,000, then multiplying that number by the Mill Rate Factor.
To calculate your taxes, multiply your taxable assessment by the tax rate.
Property Tax Notices will be mailed to property owners starting May 9, 2018. 2018 Property Tax payments are due June 30, 2018.
The 2018 Tax Rates are shown below:
|2018 Tax Rates||City||Library||Education|
|Commercial and Industrial Class||0.0078557||0.0007847||0.0062700|
|Private-owned aircraft hangar subclass||0.0048736||0.0004868||0.0062700|
|Multi-unit residential subclass||0.0060918||0.0006085||0.0041200|
|Resource (oil & gas, mine & pipeline)||0.0078557||0.0007847||0.0096800|
On April 30, 2018, City Council chose to dedicate a portion of returned SaskEnergy Grant-In-Lieu revenue to reduce the Property Tax increase for residents in 2018; this decision lowered the prior approved 2018 Municipal Mill Rate increase of 4.7% by .91%, to finalize the increase at 3.79%.
Find more details in the News Release.
City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Public Library Mill Rates
The total revenue required from taxation for each taxing authority is divided by the total taxable assessment in Saskatoon to arrive at the mill rate for each authority, per $1000 of taxable assessment.
Total revenue required ÷ (Total taxable assessment x 1000) = Mill Rate
City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Public Library Mill Rate Factors
The mill rate factor is used to determine the proportion of tax revenue that each property class will pay. There are two main property classes: Residential and Commercial/Industrial. City Council approved a tax ratio of 1.59 which means that for every $1.00 in property taxes that a residential property owner pays, a commercial property owner will pay $1.59 on an equivalent assessment.
Education Mill Rate
The Province of Saskatchewan sets the education mill rate. There are separate mill rates for agricultural property, residential property, commercial/industrial and resource (oil and gas, mines and pipelines).
Property Tax Levies
(Taxable assessment/$1000) x City Mill Rate x Mill Rate Factor = City of Saskatoon Tax
(Taxable assessment/$1000) x Library Mill Rate x Mill Rate Factor = Saskatoon Public Library Tax
(Taxable assessment/$1000 x Education Mill Rate(s) = Education Tax
City of Saskatoon Tax + Saskatoon Public Library Tax + Education Tax = Total Property Tax Levy