We are concerned many Saskatchewan municipalities may increase property taxes again in 2018. Help us tell municipal leaders to further contain costs and avoid another property 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% ($258 million) of the PST to municipalities in 2017-18, a 103% increase since 2007-08.
- Saskatchewan Cities will receive $124 million in revenue sharing in 2017-18, a 156% increase since 2007-08.
- CFIB released its 9th annual property tax report: WANTED: Property Tax Fairness, which examined the property tax burden in 75 Sask municipalities, and 31 RMs.
- CFIB opposed property tax hikes and presented members’ concerns to the City of Regina, and the City of Saskatoon. We urged them to spend sustainably, and reduce the size/cost of government instead of hiking property taxes.
Results so far:
Disappointed many municipal leaders did not listen and hiked property taxes in 2017:
- Estevan: 10.2%
- Yorkton: 9.46%
- Melville: 8.36%
- Regina: 6.49%
- Moose Jaw: 6.24%
- North Battleford: 6%
- Humboldt: 5.7%
- Saskatoon: 4.82%
- Melfort: 4.07%
- Swift Current: 3.4%
- Weyburn: 2.74%
- Meadow Lake: 2%
- Warman: 1.58%
- Prince Albert: 1.5%
In the 2017 provincial budget, Education Property Tax mill rates increased to bring the contribution level to 40% of school funding, an increase of $54M.
Get involved! We will continue to fight for sustainable spending. Please take a moment to sign CFIB’s action alert and help us Tell Mayors to say ‘No’ to property tax hikes in 2018!
- Stay tuned! CFIB’s 10th annual property tax gap report WANTED: Property Tax Fairness will be released fall 2017.
Find out how much more your municipality received in municipal revenue sharing from the Province since 2007.