Town of La Ronge - Saskatchewan

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Taxation
The taxation year (Town's Fiscal Year) is the same as the calendar year, January 1 - December 31, with the property taxes due December 31st.

You receive a 5% discount on municipal taxes if you pay your taxes before September 30th, 4% discount before October 31st, and a 2% discount before November 30th.

Taxes can be paid in person at the Town Office, cheque or cash accepted, instalment payment plan service available. Debit Card and Credit Card Service is not available.

Office hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

The property tax calculation is shown in the following formula:
Your Tax Bill = Base Tax +  [(Taxable Assessment x Mill Rate x Mill Rate Factor) / 1,000 ]

Taxable Assessment - This is the assessment value used as the base to calculate your property Tax. It is determined by multiplying the assessment by the percentage of value applicable to the class of property that the property belongs to.

Mill Rate - After annual budgets are approved by the School Board and the Town, a mill rate is calculated and applied to all properties.

Mill Rate Factor - A mill rate factor is a tax policy tool used to redistribute the amount of total taxes paid by each property class.

Base Tax - A base tax is a flat fee added to the municipal portion of each tax bill, regardless of the property's assessment. The base tax fee relates to the essential services that a property receives.

The deadline to pay property taxes is December 31st. If your current year's taxes remain unpaid after December 31st, you will be charged a penalty of 5% on January 1st and July 1st on any outstanding balances.

FAQ

When paying their property taxes, can a taxpayer specify that they are only paying the municipal portion of their taxes, but not their education taxes?

 No.  Under section 273 of The Municipalities Act, the municipality must first apply a tax payment received towards any arrears that may exist, and then divide the remainder of the payment in proportionate amounts to all taxing authorities for whom the municipality collects taxes.

Source: Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). Urban Update. Issue No. 13-16. July 29, 2013.

 

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Town Office Closure - Staff Workshop (Tuesday March 21) (March 10th 2017) - The Town of La Ronge employees will be attending a workshop on Tuesday March 21st. The Town Office and all departments will be closed from 9:00am until 1:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Garbage Pick Up (March 9th 2017) - Due to the recent snowfall and subsequent delays in garbage pick-up for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday routes, the Public Works department may not have gotten to some residences for garbage pickup. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the Town Office (306) 425-2066 to make alternative arrangements for your garbage to be picked up.

CHANGE IN GARBAGE PICKUP (March 7th 2017) - Due to the inclement weather, the Town of La Ronge Tuesday garbage route will be delayed to allow the Public Works department to clear the roads. The Tuesday and Wednesday routes will be picked up on Wednesday March 8th. We appreciate your understanding.

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Would you attend a community Christmas Party? The Town of La Ronge Community Services Department has teamed up with community organizations to host a 2016 community Christmas Party at the Mel Hegland Uniplex Dec.15th 5-8pm
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  Maybe 38%

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