- Published: Wednesday, 09 November 2016
VERY IMPORTANT FOR ALL RATEPAYERS WHO OWN AND RESIDE IN A HOUSE ON AGRICULTURAL LAND.
As 2017 will be a revaluation year for all Assessments, we must ensure that the correct exemptions are applied to all eligible properties. To ensure you receive the proper residential tax exemptions, please complete an Affidavit which must be returned to our office no later than December 31, 2016.
In accordance with the provisions of The Municipalities Act, the assessment of a residence is reduced by the assessment of agricultural land which the occupants own or lease in this municipality or an adjacent rural municipality. If the owner is using the assessment of a parcel of land to reduce the assessment on his residence, the lessee cannot use the same parcel of land.
If you own a company that owns land in the R.M. of Moose Jaw, please let us know you are the owner of the company, so we can apply the correct exemptions to your residence. (We have many companies in our tax roll that we don't know who the owners are, they are listed only as numbered companies or company names).
We will apply the exemptions to the best of our ability in the New Year, then send out assessment notices to everyone once it is complete. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you check your assessment notice to make sure it is entered correctly. Once tax notices are printed, it is too late to change for that year.
Please note we are both Commissioner for Oaths in the Province of Saskatchewan in the RM of Mose Jaw office and can help you fill out your Affidavit.