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Oil and Gas Companies Arrears of Taxes

Res #: 4-21M
Number: 4
Year: 2021
Midterm: Yes
Expired: No
Responses Received: No
Departments: Ministry of Energy and Resources
WHEREAS oil & gas companies are defaulting on their tax payments to rural municipalities, and they are not contributing to the infrastructure, repairs, and upgrades that are necessary as they continue to produce their revenue; and WHEREAS under section 317 of the Municipalities Act, it allows the administrator to serve Notice of Payment to the purchaser of the resource for the outstanding taxes but does not have recourse for when the purchaser fails to make payments. BE IT RESOLVED that the Government of Saskatchewan shall ensure compensation to the municipalities for the outstanding taxes of oil and gas companies from the royalties they collect on the sale of these resources.