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Proposed Amendments to The Mineral Taxation Act, 1983

The Ministry of Energy and Resources asked for stakeholder input on proposed legislative amendments to The Mineral Taxation Act, 1983 (the Act) that aim to improve Mineral Rights Tax (MRT) administration. The MRT is levied on freehold mineral rights by the Government of Saskatchewan, subject to various tax exemptions.

The proposed legislative amendments intend to:

  1. Move the MRT rate and tax exemption details from the Act to The Mineral Rights Tax Regulations, 1998;
  2. Authorize electronic MRT administration using the Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS);
  3. Provide government the authority to accept transfers of tax-exempt freehold mineral titles to the Saskatchewan Crown;
  4. Clarify non-arm's length transfers of mineral rights and related tax exemption procedures; and
  5. Implement housekeeping changes to establish consistency with modern legislative drafting and tax administration standards.

The proposed legislative amendments are part of the Government of Saskatchewan's ongoing efforts to modernize established acts and to remove out-of-date operational and administrative requirements; harmonize standards across overlapping legislative areas; and utilize modern technologies to reduce administrative costs and enhance public services.

MRT payers and MRT-exempt individuals/corporations should review the proposed amendments. Please refer to the discussion paper.

Please email if you have any questions or concerns.

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