Education Property Tax Credits

The Education Property Tax Rebate The Manitoba government has announced a multi-year phased elimination of education property taxes as part of its commitment under the 2020 Tax Rollback Guarantee. All property classes are eligible to receive the new Education Property Tax Rebate, including:

  • Residential and farm property owners who will receive a rebate of 37.5% of their education property tax payable in 2022.
  • Other property owners (i.e., commercial, industrial, institutional, railways, pipelines, golf courses and sports fields) who will receive a rebate of 10% of their education property taxes payable in 2022.

In addition to the new rebate, all existing education property tax credits and rebates, such as the Education Property Tax Credit Advance, will be proportionately reduced by 25% in 2022.

No rebates will be given in respect of grants in lieu of education property taxes paid by provincial and federal governments and agencies. In addition, rebates will not be provided in respect of supplementary taxes until such time that the changes in assessment are reflected in the regular rolls.

The Province will mail rebate cheques directly to property owners in the month property taxes are due. Information on the education property tax rebate will be shared with property owners through key messaging in the "Important Messages” section of the tax bill, an insert accompanying the tax bill, and additional information with rebate cheques.

If you have additional questions, please email mrmca@gov.mb.ca or phone 204-945-2572.

Property owners seeking additional information should be encouraged to visit http://www.manitoba.ca/edupropertytax or call Manitoba Government Inquiry at 1-866-626-4862. Department of Municipal Relations 508 – 800 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3G 0N

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Whether you own or rent your home, you could be eligible to save up to $437.50 with the Manitoba government’s Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC). The credit is provided by the province of Manitoba to help cover the school taxes you pay, or a portion of your rent either directly on your municipal property tax statement or through your income tax return.

Home owners: If you own your home and pay property taxes, you can save up to $437.50 off your property taxes with the EPTC. To check if you are already receiving the Credit, review your property tax statement from your local municipality to see if you receive the "Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit Advance”. If you do not already have the Credit applied to your municipal property tax statement, you can still receive it:

Renters: If you rent your home, you may still qualify to receive up to $437.50 in savings with the EPTC. The Credit is claimed on the Manitoba Income Tax Form MB479 – Manitoba Credits.

Seniors: If you are 65 of age or older by the end of the year, you may qualify for additional savings from the Manitoba government to help cover your education property taxes:

Seniors School Tax Rebate: Manitoba seniors who live in their own homes may be eligible for the Seniors’ School Tax Rebate. Learn more.

Senior households with income under $40,000 may be eligible for an additional EPTC of up to $250. The Credit is claimed on the Manitoba Income Tax Form MB479 – Manitoba Credits. Learn more.