Historically, the City of Saskatoon has sent notices out in early December of each year, offering a discount for prepayment of property taxes (municipal, library, and education). The discount was available on payments made by January 31 of the following year.
In March of 2012, the Province announced that starting in January 2013, municipalities would no longer have authority to apply a prepayment discount to education property taxes. At its meeting of June 18, 2012, City Council approved the recommendation of the Administration that the City of Saskatoon discontinue offering prepayment discounts for the early payment of property taxes starting in the 2013 tax year. Therefore, starting January 2013, the property tax prepayment discount will be discontinued, and City of Saskatoon property tax customers will not receive a Property Tax Prepayment Notice in December 2012.
Also new for 2013, the Tax Instalment Payment Plan Service (TIPPS) monthly amounts will be adjusted in February and July each year; historically, the months for this have been January and June. The December 2012 TIPPS withdrawal will be for the exact amount of taxes outstanding and the January 2013 TIPPS withdrawal will be the same as the November 2012 TIPPS amount.
Each year, property tax notices are issued in the spring after City Council passes the Mill Rate Bylaw. Property tax notices are typically received before the end of May, with taxes due on June 30.