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Assessment and Taxation

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

2016 Preview Program

Residential Preview Letters

The Assessment and Taxation Department is required by law to reassess the value of all property in the City of Winnipeg every two years. This reassessment will be based on market values as at April 1, 2014 and it will come into effect for the 2016 tax year.

Starting October 31, 2014 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 2016.

More information on the preview program.

2015 Business Assessment Information

On October 31, 2014, the 2015 Business Assessment Notices will be mailed to businesses in the City of Winnipeg. The deadline for filing an appeal with the Board of Revision is November 20, 2014. An application for appeal can be found on the Board of Revision website.

Please note that not every business will receive a 2015 Business Assessment Notice. A Notice will only be mailed to businesses that had an annual rental value change (ARV) in 2014, which will affect their 2015 ARV. This would include but not limited to businesses that have moved locations, new business starts, increase or decrease space etc... All businesses regardless if they received a 2015 Business Assessment Notice can appeal their 2015 ARV at the Board of Revision by the appeal deadline.

2015 Property Assessment Information

The 2015 Property Assessment roll was delivered on June 6, 2014.

Please note that not every property owner will receive a 2015 Property Assessment Notice in June. You will only receive a Notice if your property experienced a change which resulted in a new market value or if there has been a change in ownership over the past year. However, regardless of whether or not you receive a Notice, all property owners are entitled to appeal their 2015 assessed value at the Board of Revision by the appeal deadline.

2014 Property Tax Bills

On May 9, 2014 all the property tax bills were mailed to all property owners in the City of Winnipeg. Any property owner who has not received 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 2014 taxes whether or not they receive a tax notice in their name.

2014 taxes are payable on or before Monday, June 30, 2014.

2014 Business Tax Bills

On April 17, 2014 all statement and demands for the 2014 Business Tax were mailed.

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

Businesses that have received the Small Business Tax Credit (SBTC) in 2014 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.

2014 Business Taxes are payable on or before Friday, May 30, 2014

Last update: October 17, 2014