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Tax Exemptions for Non-Profits Survey

The City of Regina is developing a policy to provide direction on decisions for non-profit tax exemptions and wants to hear from you.

Property tax exemptions are one tool available to support organizations that serve a public need.

Provincial legislation grants property tax exemptions for public properties such as schools, public hospitals, places of public worship, and provincially or municipally owned public buildings or land.  City Council has no authority over these exemptions.

City Council considers property tax exemptions for other properties within city limits. These decisions must balance community need with affordability for taxpayers.

Property taxes are the main source of revenue for the City. This revenue is required to cover the costs of delivering City services. When a property tax exemption is granted, the cost is spread across the remaining tax base to maintain funding for services.

To help guide these decisions, we are developing a policy on property tax exemptions for non-profit organizations and want your feedback.

We want to know what is important to you. Your feedback will help us better understand residents’ priorities, which will inform decisions on the proposed tax exemption policy. Feedback is accepted until October 12, 2018.

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