*2023 taxes have been levied and mailed on August 3rd.
Tax notices are mailed out to property owners in July or August each year. Taxes are not due until December 31. The following discounts are given on the municipal portion of the current year’s taxes:
- 5% if paid by September 30;
- 4% if paid by October 31;
- 2% if paid by November 30.
Accepted payment methods are cash, cheque, e-transfer or internet banking. Note we accept post-dated cheques and receipts will be issued on the date indicated on the cheque.
More information on the calculation of taxes can be found here.
Tax certificates are $10 for up to four parcels of land.
All properties in the R.M. are assessed by Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency. The R.M. mails assessment notices to property owners in the spring of a year of revaluation. Revaluations are currently taking place every four years with the next one scheduled for the year 2025. If the assessment of property changes for any other reason (example: significant development) an assessment notice will be sent to the property owner in that year as well. The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) assesses all properties for the R.M. of Pense.
- Property assessment is not the same as property tax.
- All land and improvements (buildings) are assessable.
Property owners may appeal their assessment if they believe an error has been made in the valuation or classification of the property. Appeals are made to the R.M. of Pense’s Board of Revision, Western Municipal Consulting Ltd. Call the office for more information or for general information on the appeal process, click here.
The following mill rates are in effect for the year 2023:
- Municipal – 5.6
- Potash Tax Sharing – 6.2657
- Stony Beach Street Lights – .7877
- Education (Prairie South & Prairie Valley School Divisions):
- Agricultural 1.42
- Residential 4.54
- Commercial/Industrial – 6.86
- Resource – 9.88
- $200 minimum tax for residential improvements is applicable.
The following mill rate factors apply for 2023:
- Agricultural – .731
- Residential – .719
- Commercial – 1.301
The mill rates are multiplied by mill rate factors and the taxable assessment values to determine the property taxes.