Tell mayors to stop hiking property taxes

We are concerned many Saskatchewan municipalities may increase property taxes again in 2017. Help us tell municipal leaders to spend wisely and avoid a tax hike!

Did you know?

  • On average, business owners in Saskatchewan pay 2 to 3 times more property taxes than residential property owners.
  • The province committed 1% ($271.6 million) of the PST to municipalities in 2016-17, a 113% increase since 2007-08.
  • Saskatchewan Cities will receive $130 million in revenue sharing in 2016-2017, a 169% increase since 2007-08.

Action:

  • CFIB released its 8th property tax report: WANTED: Property Tax Fairness, which examined the property tax burden in 69 Sask municipalities, and 32 RMs.
  • CFIB presented pre-budget submission to the City of Regina urging sustainable spending.

Results so far:

  • No increases in the education property tax mill rates for 2016 as the Government of Saskatchewan maintained rates at the same level as in the previous three years.
  • Disappointed many municipal leaders did not listen and hiked property taxes in 2016.

Get involved!  We will continue to fight for sustainable spending. Please take a moment to sign CFIB’s action alert and help us hold your Mayor and Council accountable!

Curious about how your municipality stacks up? Check out CFIB’s 8th property tax research report on property tax gaps.  

Find out how much more your municipality received in municipal revenue sharing from the Province since 2007.

Still have questions about property taxes? Please contact Business Resources at 1-888-234-2232 or email mssask@cfib.ca.

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