Tax Exemptions for Non-Profits
Each year, the City considers requests for property tax exemptions from non-profit organizations. To help guide these decisions and ensure a fair, consistent and transparent process, the Community Non-Profit Tax Exemption Policy was put into effect January 1, 2019.
The purpose of the proposed Community Non-Profit Tax Exemption Policy is to:
- Set the parameters under which the City will consider applications for property tax exemptions from non-profit organizations with financial need
- Provide fair, consistent treatment and consideration for all applicants from the non-profit sector
- Support the services and organizations in financial need that further Council’s priorities, as outlined in Design Regina: The Official Community Plan, without placing an undue burden on Regina property taxpayers
To be eligible for a tax exemption, an organization must meet all requirements of the Community Non-Profit Tax Exemption Policy. These requirements include:
- Compliance with municipal policies, bylaws, codes, and legislation;
- A purpose or mandate that aligns with Council priorities and objectives;
- Accessibility to the public;
- Demonstration of financial need.
Applicants must submit a completed Application for Community Non-Profit Tax Exemption, along with supporting documents, by June 30 to be considered for the following taxation year.
- E.g. June 30, 2019 deadline for a property tax exemption in 2020
Administration will review applications under the Community Non-Profit Tax Exemption Policy and make recommendations to Council.
Tax exemptions are dependent on the annual budget set by Council. The total amount of exempted municipal tax dollars will not exceed $1.2 million.
All recipients of property tax exemptions from the City are required to make public acknowledgement of the exemption.