School and Municipal Tax Services
Res #: 12-03A
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Government Relations
WHEREAS, The Cities Act, being legislation enacted for the governance of Cities in Saskatchewan, provides options for presentation of tax notices to taxpayers including separate notices for municipal levies and school levies; and
WHEREAS, education tax is a significant portion of the taxes and a significant concern in most rural municipalities;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we lobby the Minister of Government Relations and Aboriginal Affairs to amend The Rural Municipality Act, 1989 to provide rural municipalities with the same option of separate tax notices.
Response from the Honourable Ron Osika, Minister of Government Relations:
GRAA will include this issue in the list of legislative items to be reviewed and considered. SARM may wish to approach the Saskatchewan School Trustees Association to determine what its position would be on this proposal.