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RM of Buckland No. 491

Property Taxes

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Property Taxes

SAMA View

SAMA View is a web site application that empowers the Agency to efficiently communicate – to the public — relevant revaluation and property assessment information. To access SAMA View, please visit the SAMA web site at www.sama.sk.ca and click on the SAMA View logo on the homepage.

For comparison purposes, SAMA View allows the general public access to individual property assessment information, as well as property assessment information within any SAMA client jurisdiction. This web site visually presents assessment information, using easy to understand maps.

Tax Assessment Notices are sent out in May of each year to the properties that have had changes in their assessment. There is a 30 day period in which you may file an appeal of your assessment if you feel you have been unfairly assessed.

Tax Notices are sent out in July of each year. The tax year is January to December. Taxes are due December 31st of each year for that year. The Council of the RM of Buckland approved an incentive bylaw for early payment of taxes with prepayment discounts on the municipal portion of the taxes. Up until taxes are levied, the discounts are based on the previous years tax levy. Discount periods are as follows:

Jan
12%
Feb
11%
Mar
10%
Apr
9%
May
8%
Jun
7%
Jul
6%
Aug
5%
Sep
4%
Oct
3%
Nov
2%

Tax Arrears are taxes remaining unpaid on December 31st of each year. These are subject to a monthly penalty of 0.75%. After one full year of penalties a Tax Lien is put on the property and further costs are incurred.

Taxes and Accounts receivable payments may be made with cash, cheque or debit at our office. Ratepayers also have the option to set up pre-authorized direct debit withdrawals for payment of taxes. Those who bank at a credit union are able to set up the RM as a bill payment. We are currently working with other financial institutions to set this up through them as well.   We do not accept any credit cards. Please contact the office for more information.

Designation of School Taxes must be filed with the RM by December 31st to be effective the following year.