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Yes, every residential and non-residential property owner is required to pay education taxes, including people without children in school and senior citizens. This money is forwarded directly to the Prairie Spirit School Division to operate our local schools.
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Taxes are levied on June 1 of each year.
The term "mill rate" can be described as the amount of tax that is paid per $1,000 of assessed property value. The city and school administrators use the mill rate to calculate the amount of property tax that is required from each property to raise the revenue necessary to operate the city and schools for the current year.
The mill rate has two components, the municipal portion and the education portion.
The municipal mill rate is established by City Council once the City of Warman budget has been approved for the year. The mill rate indicates the amount of tax you will pay for every $1,000 of assessment placed on your property.
For example: If the mill rate (municipal and school) is 17.5 mills, for every $1,000 of assessment you will pay $17.50 of taxes. Therefore, if you have a property with a taxable assessment of $100,000, your tax bill would be $1,750 plus any base or minimum taxes that would apply.
Assessment x Mill rate / 1000 = Property tax amount
Taxes are due yearly by August 31st. Any outstanding balance remaining past this date will incur a 1% charge as of the 1st of each of the following months. If taxes remain unpaid the City of Warman will undertake tax enforcement procedures. This will result in a lien being registered on the property. If taxes still remain unpaid, further enforcement procedures will be undertaken.