Taxes and Assessment
Provincial Legislation requires that the municipality bill and collect taxes on behalf of the Province and local School Division for education purposes, as well as municipal taxes in order to provide essential services to the Town.
Taxes are calculated from January – December, with the due date being September 30th of each year (Statements are mailed by mid July).
Methods of Payment
- In Person: Payments of cash, cheque or debit may be made at the Municipal Office between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Please note we do not accept payments by credit card.
- Mail: Send a cheque or money order payable to the Town of Minnedosa along with the bottom detachable portion of your tax bill. The envelope must be received in the office on or before September 30, to avoid penalty. Mail to: Town of Minnedosa, Box 426, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0
- Post-Dated Cheques: Post-dated cheques dated for the due date or earlier are acceptable.
- TelPay: Payments may be made over your phone or computer through any branch of the Royal Bank, Credit Union, Scotiabank or CIBC (contact your bank directly to sign up for this service).
The Town of Minnedosa offers an incentive bonus for pre-payment of taxes in the month of January only.
Penalties on amounts left outstanding after September 30th are calculated at 1.25% per month.
Manitoba Homeowners Rebate
If you are a Manitoba resident who pays more than $250 in taxes in a year on the property you reside on, you are entitled to a Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC).
The current credit is $700.
There are three ways to claim the EPTC if you are entitled to receive it.
- Automatically: The vast majority of homeowners automatically receive the basic credit as a reduction on their municipal property tax bills.
- By application: In a few cases, homeowners may not receive the EPTC Advance automatically. This may be the case if you have only recently moved into your house. If the EPTC Advance is not on your property tax bill, and you have lived in the residence since at least January 1 of the current year, you can submit an application until November 15 for the reduction prior to the time when the property taxes are due. Upon approval of your application, you will be able to pay your current property taxes minus the EPTC Advance. After November 15, you may claim your credit on your income tax return. For an application or more information, go to www.Manitoba.ca/eptca
- On your income tax return: The EPTC can be claimed on the Manitoba portion of you income tax return.
Seniors Tax Rebate
If you are a Senior, 65 or older and own and live in your own home, you could save up to an additional $470.00 on your school taxes with Manitoba’s new Seniors’ School Tax Rebate. For more information, go to www.Manitoba.ca/seniorsrebate
It is important that our office be notified as soon as possible whenever there is a change of address to ensure that the tax statements are properly forwarded to the property owner. Failure to receive a tax statement does not excuse an owner from not paying the tax account by the due date or associated penalties.
Appealing Your Assessment
Taxes are all based on assessment, in Manitoba, property is assessed at market value in accordance with The Municipal Assessment Act. Market value is the most probable selling price of the property had it been sold by a willing buyer to a willing seller. Regular reassessments ensure that property assessments keep pace with real estate market conditions, and taxes are distributed fairly to property owners. Reassessments take place every other year and all property values are updated to reflect market values as of a given point in time. For example, the 2016 reassessment reflects 2014 market values. If you do not agree with your property assessment, please contact the Assessment Office in Minnedosa at 867-4760.
Assessment figures are public information and available for viewing at the municipal office or you can also search property assessments online, on the Province of Manitoba website. Although assessment fiqures are available, tax amounts are not public information and only given out to the landowner, unless a tax certificate is requested which has a fee of $20.00/property.