2015 Property Tax Bills Mailed Out
On May 7, 2015, property tax bills were mailed to all property owners in the City of Winnipeg. Any property owner who does not receive a tax statement should contact the City by calling 311 or toll free 1-877-311-4974. 2015 taxes are payable on or before Tuesday, June 30, 2015. New property owners are reminded that they are responsible for payment of the 2015 taxes whether or not they receive a tax notice in their name.
2.3% Property Tax Increase
The 2015 Operating Budget included a property tax increase of 2.3%. This 2.3% property tax increase is broken down as follows:
- 1% dedicated solely to the Local Street Renewal Reserve;
- 1% dedicated solely to the Regional Street Renewal Reserve; and
- .3% of the property tax increase is to address inflationary pressures and service costs.
It is important to remember that municipal taxes make-up only a portion (45.4%) of the total property taxes collected by the City. Education related taxes, over which the City has no control, represents 54.6% of the total property taxes collected.
Street Renewal Frontage Levy
This existing levy is used for upgrading, repair, replacement and maintenance of the City’s street and sidewalk infrastructure. For 2015, the combined uniform rate has been increased from $3.25 per frontage foot to $4.35 per frontage foot. Currently, the frontage measurement is based on the extent to which a property fronts on a street that contains a sewer and/or water main. The table below shows the 2015 frontage levy rates:
|Combined Frontage Rate||$4.35|
For the purposes of the Street Renewal Frontage Levy and to assist property owners in determining what their frontage measurements are, the City website includes the frontage measurements of properties (http://winnipegassessment.com/AsmtTax/English/Propertydetails/default.stm).
Tax Penalty Rates
The 2015 Operating Budget included a tax penalty increase effective July 1, 2015. Taxes that remain unpaid after the payment deadline date are subject to penalties at a rate of 1.75% per month. This penalty is applied against outstanding taxes on the first of each month except for the month of September when the rate will be 7.5% for current year property taxes. This information can also be found at the following link: http://winnipegassessment.com/AsmtTax/English/Payments/Penalties.stm
Municipal Mill Rate
The 2015 Municipal Mill Rate has been increased to reflect the change in property taxes of 2.3%. The 2015 mill rate is 13.682 which was increased from 13.372 in 2014.
Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit
For 2015, the Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit will remain the same as it was in 2014, at $700 for qualifying residential properties.
Brochures and Inserts
Included with the 2015 Property Tax Bills is information about methods of payment, penalties for late payment and telephone numbers for customer service inquiries. Also included is a Province of Manitoba insert relating to the Seniors’ School Tax Rebate and the Provincial Education Property Tax Credit.
Have questions? Need more information?
Call 311 or visit the City’s website, which has been updated to provide direct access to information and services provided by the Assessment and Taxation Department. There are several pages dedicated solely to the billing, payment and collection of property taxes. The website can be accessed directly at: http://winnipegassessment.com/AsmtTax/English/Property/TocProperty.stm
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