News Release - September 26, 2000
MORE MONEY IN FARMERS' POCKETS
The new Farm Land Property Tax Rebate applications are on their way to Rural
Service Centres and Rural Municipality offices.
The program provides a rebate of 25 per cent of the current school tax levy on
farm land. It is a two-year, $50 million commitment by the Government of
"The tax rebate program is one of many initiatives our government has
undertaken as part of its commitment to help producers adjust to changing
market conditions," Agriculture and Food Minister Clay Serby said.
"Tax reduction combined with support for increased diversification and value-
added activity in the province will help strengthen our industry."
The tax rebate, announced in the 2000-2001 provincial budget, is in effect for
the 2000 and 2001 tax years. It follows the elimination of the provincial
sales tax on all farm gasoline and the tax rebate on horticulture and livestock
All farmland, except for the home quarter, is eligible for the rebate. If
there is no home quarter, or if the farm residence is located on a parcel of
less than 130 acres, then the highest assessed quarter will be exempted.
Application forms are available on the Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food
website at www.agr.gov.sk.ca. Farmers can call toll-free at 1-877-874-5365 for
more information on the program.
For more information, contact:
Agriculture and Food
Phone: (306) 787-0541