2016 Tax Assessment FAQs
General Information on 2016 Tax Assessments
On May 11, 2015, Council adopted Bylaw 08-15, which established the current tax penalties and eliminated the 4% discount that was previously applied to tax payments made before June 30 of the tax year.
While the discount offered an incentive for citizens to pay their taxes early, it also provided a loss in tax revenue that needed to be recovered for operations. Many municipalities no longer offer property tax discounts and school divisions throughout Saskatchewan also discontinued the use of education tax discounts in 2013.
Residents were notified in their 2015 Tax Notices that the discount would not exist after July 1, 2015.
Tax payments can be made anytime prior to July 31 without penalty. On August 1, 2016, a penalty of 1.5% will be applied to any unpaid current taxes, as well as on the first day of each additional month the taxes remain unpaid.
Taxes that remain unpaid after December 31 of the year in which they are levied shall be considered in arrears and subject to a penalty. This penalty is 2% per month and is applied the first day of each month that the taxes remain unpaid,
Please note that tax payments can be made any time before tax notices are received. This can be done through online banking, by post-dated cheques, or payments made at the Kindersley Administration Office. For any other payment arrangements, please contact the Town of Kindersley at 306-463-2675.
The Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency provides an online tool for property owners to view their individual property assessments. At SAMAView, you can:
- Verify your property assessment information
- Compare your assessment to similar or neighbouring properties; and
- Get a general idea of assessed values in your municipality.