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Assessment and Taxation

Assessment and Taxation


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Assessment and Taxation Customer Service is moving.

Effective September 6th, 2016 Customer Service will be moving from 510 Main Street to 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 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.

2017 Business Assessment Information

On November 3, 2016, the 2017 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 24, 2016. An application for appeal can be found on the Board of Revision website.

Please note that not every business will receive a 2017 Business Assessment Notice.  A Notice will only be mailed to businesses that had an annual rental value change (ARV) in 2016, which will affect their 2017 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 2017 Business Assessment Notice can appeal their 2017 ARV at the Board of Revision by the appeal deadline.

2017 Property Assessment Information

The 2017 Property Assessment roll was delivered on June 3, 2016.

Please note that not every property owner received a 2017 Property Assessment Notice in June. You received 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 2017 assessed value at the Board of Revision by the appeal deadline.

2016 Property Tax Bills

On May 5, 2016, 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 department by calling 311 or toll free 1-877-311-4974.

New property owners are reminded that they are responsible for payment of the 2016 taxes whether or not they receive a tax notice in their name.

2016 taxes are payable on or before Thursday, June 30, 2016.

2016 Business Tax Bills

On April 22, 2016 all statement and demands for the 2016 Business Tax were 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 2016 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.

2016 Business Taxes are payable on or before Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

Last update: October 17, 2016
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