Taxes News

An increase in taxes on alcohol were just one of many tax hikes announced in the 2017-18 provincial budget on March 22, 2017.

'I'm not surprised:' Sask. people react to tax hikes in provincial budget

By Kevin Martel March 23, 2017 - 7:59am Updated: March 23, 2017 - 7:59am

Not angry, but not happy.

That sums up what many are feeling regarding the tax increases unveiled in Wednesday's Saskatchewan budget.

Taxes on both alcohol and...

Premier Brad Wall addresses the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) in Saskatoon on March 14, 2017.

Wall hints at tax changes in speech to rural municipalities

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 14, 2017 - 5:08pm Updated: March 14, 2017 - 5:15pm

Premier Brad Wall provided more glimpses into the provincial budget Tuesday morning during an address to the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities in Saskatoon....

Regina city council will discuss the idea of more detailed property tax bills at a special budget meeting on Feb. 13, 2017.

Councillor wants better breakdown on property tax bills

By Kevin Martel February 5, 2017 - 8:57am Updated: February 5, 2017 - 9:10am

If one Regina councillor has it his way, property tax bills will be more detailed in the future.

Mike O'Donnell wants bills to have more detailed information than they...

Saskatonians will have to shell out more money for utilities, pet licensing and property taxes in 2017.

Looking ahead: Tax and fee changes for 2017 in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM December 30, 2016 - 4:10pm Updated: December 30, 2016 - 4:15pm

Saskatonians are facing several fee hikes in the new year that will make life in the Bridge City a little more expensive.

The biggest hit to the pocket book comes from...

 In the latest move in a beer battle, the provincial government is cutting the markup it imposes on smaller breweries.

Beer War: Sask. slashes markups for small breweries in battle with Alberta

By Bryn Levy October 27, 2016 - 5:50pm Updated: October 28, 2016 - 9:48am

The Saskatchewan government is drastically cutting the markup it charges smaller breweries.

Jeremy Harrison, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming...

Children at Regina's Cathedral Area Co-operative Daycare.

'It's tough enough:' Regina daycares to appeal property tax reassessments

By Lisa Schick, Kevin Martel October 23, 2016 - 1:54pm Updated: October 23, 2016 - 7:36pm

Two Regina daycares will plead their cases this week against property taxes after they received a shocking reassessment.

In total, five daycares in the city saw their...

Don Barr, the city's director of assessment, tax and real estate, says 92 per cent of homes will see a tax change.

Property reassessment means a change in taxes for Regina homeowners

By Kevin Martel August 11, 2016 - 1:59pm Updated: August 11, 2016 - 2:15pm

The property values of homes, condominiums, apartments and businesses are being reassessed in Regina and that's likely to impact municipal taxes for residents.

The...

Inside a daycare in Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan daycares want consistency for property taxes

By 980 CJME July 5, 2016 - 4:39pm Updated: July 6, 2016 - 7:45am

Daycare operators in Saskatchewan are fighting for consistency in how property tax rates are applied.

Right now there is no standard system in the province. Some...

River Landing developer seeks tax break from city council

By Lasia Kretzel April 22, 2016 - 5:31pm Updated: April 22, 2016 - 5:45pm

Saskatoon councillors will decide Monday if a large commercial-residential project on Parcel YY, next to River Landing, will receive a property tax break.

The developers...

Regina city council meets in December 2015.

Regina city council settles on 3.3 % tax increase

By Kevin Martel December 8, 2015 - 6:12am Updated: December 8, 2015 - 11:41am

After several hours of debate, Regina city council is finalizing its budget for next year while reducing the property tax and utility rate increases.

The mayor and...

Saskatoon City Hall.

Saskatoon plans to release prelim budget same day as federal election

By 650 CKOM October 7, 2015 - 8:48am Updated: October 7, 2015 - 2:05pm

At the same time as they head to the polls for the federal election, Saskatoon taxpayers will get an early look at whether city taxes are going up and by how much.   On Oct. 19...