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Assessment and Taxation

Assessment and Taxation


Assessment and Taxation Customer Service has moved.

Assessment and Taxation Customer Service is now located on the Main Floor at 457 Main Street.

Tax payments using cash, debit and cheques can still be made at 510 Main Street, at the 311 counter.

For Assessment and Taxation-related information and enquiries, please visit 457 Main Street.

Staff at 457 Main Street will be able to accept tax payments using cheques and debit only.

About Us

The Assessment and Taxation Department is responsible for the valuation and classification of all real property, personal property and business occupancies within the City of Winnipeg for the purpose of distributing taxes fairly to the City's citizens.

Our Mission

To provide fair, open, understandable and defensible property valuations and classifications for the equitable distribution of taxation.

The City Assessor

The powers and responsibilities of the City Assessor are detailed in the Municipal Assessment and City of Winnipeg Charter Acts. The City Assessor is a legislative officer and as such adheres to provincial legislation when performing the assessment function. Administratively the Assessment and Taxation Department reports through the Chief Financial Officer to the Chief Administrative Officer and politically to the Standing Committee on Fiscal Issues.

What We Do

Assessment Services Taxation Services

1. Property Assessment Information

  • Market Value Information:
    • Residential
      Commercial (non-residential)
  • General Assessment Preview Program
  • Preview Letter FAQ's
  • Property Inspections
  • Property Classifications
  • Valuations
    • Residential
      Non-residential (Commercial)
  • Permits
  • Property Assessment Appeals

2. Business Assessment Information

  • Annual Rental Value
  • Business Assessment Notice
  • Business Assessment Appeals

3. Self Service Information

  • Automated Assessment Estimator
  • My Properties
  • Business Search
  • Information Submission Forms:
    • Income and Expense Form
    • Non-profit Exemption Form
    • Sales Verification Form

► Sample Property Assessment Notice

► Sample Business Assessment Notice

1. Property Tax Information

  • Tax Bill:
    • Residential
    • Non-residential (Commercial)
  • How Are Property Taxes Calculated
  • Local Improvement Charges
  • School Taxes
  • Tax Credit programs:
    • Manitoba Education Property Tax (EPTC)
    • Sewer and Water Credit
    • Home Renovation Tax Credit
    • Farmland School Tax Credit
    • Other Incentive Programs
  • Tax Sale
  • Added Charges

2. Business Tax Information

  • How are Business taxes calculated
  • Business Tax Statement
  • Small Business Tax Credit Program

3. Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)

  • TIPP Estimator
  • TIPP Application
  • TIPP Change/Cancel Form

4. Payment Information

  • Payment options
  • Pre-payments
  • Tax due dates
  • Penalties and Charges
  • Refunds

5. Other Taxes Information

  • Simplified Entertainment Funding Tax
  • Advertising Signs Business Tax
  • Accommodation Tax
  • Mobile Home License Fee
  • Gas and Electricity Tax

6. Self Services Information

  • TIPP Estimator
  • Prepayment Estimator
  • Online Tax Information
  • Forms, Documents, Bulletins
  • Statistics
  • By-Law Info
  • Fee for Service Schedule
  • Brochures

► Sample Property Tax Bill

► Sample Business Tax Bill

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about assessment and taxation.

Taxes not Administered by the Assessment and Taxation Department

There are forms of taxation levied by other levels of government that are not administered by the Assessment and Taxation Department. Examples of these types of taxes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)
  • Provincial Sales Tax (PST)

For more information on these and other forms of taxes that are administered by the Province of Manitoba or the Government of Canada, please click on the following links:

How we are Organized

The Assessment and Taxation Department is organized into two divisions, each headed by a manager who reports to the Deputy City Assessor who in turn is accountable to the City Assessor. The two divisions are Taxation and Finance, and Assessment Services.

Our Latest News

2018 Business Assessment Information

The 2018 Business Assessment Notices will be mailed out to all businesses in City of Winnipeg on November 2, 2017 with a deadline of November 24, 2017 to make an application for revision to the Board of Revision. An application for revision can be found on the Board of Revision website.

This general assessment will provide businesses with a new Annual Rental Value which reflects the average market rents for commercial space similar to your premise and includes the cost of providing heat and other services necessary for the comfortable use or occupancy of the premises.

General Assessments occur every two years and are used, in part, to update the Annual Rental Values of business premises within the City. The Annual Rental Value is based on a reference date of April 1, 2016.

2018 Property Assessment Information

The 2018 Property Assessment roll was delivered on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Please note that every property owner received a 2018 Property Assessment Notice in June and the deadline for filing an application for revision with the Board of Revision has passed.

2017 Property Tax Bills

On May 11, 2017, Property tax bills will be mailed to all property owners in the City of Winnipeg.

Any property owner who does not receive a tax statement should contact the department by calling 311 or toll free 1-877-311-4974.

New property owners are reminded that they are responsible for payment of the 2017 taxes whether or not they receive a tax notice in their name.

2017 taxes are payable on or before Friday, June 30, 2017.

2017 Business Tax Bills

On April 20, 2017 statement and demands for the 2017 Business Tax will be mailed.

Any business owner who does not receive a tax statement should contact the department by calling 311 or toll free 1-877-311-4974.

Businesses that qualify for the Small Business Tax Credit (SBTC) in 2017 and are located within a boundary of a Business Improvement Zone are required to pay the Business Improvement Zone Levy on or before the due date.

2017 Business Taxes are payable on or before Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

2018 Preview Program

Starting in October 2016 the Assessment and Taxation Department will be sending out preview letters in order to advise property owners in Winnipeg what their preliminary estimate of value will be for 2018.

There will be a number of opportunities for you to discuss the newly assessed value of your property with us prior to receiving your Property Assessment Notice in June 2017. The information you receive from our staff through the Residential Review Appointment Program could save you the time and effort of filing a formal appeal.

More information regarding the 2018 Preview Program.

Last update: October 16, 2017