Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC)
This tax credit program is offered/funded by the Province of Manitoba. Eligible properties may receive a tax credit of up to $700 per year. In order to qualify for the Education Property Tax Credit automatically from your annual property tax notice, the home must be listed as a single family dwelling and must be owner-occupied as at January 1st of the current tax year.
Why donít I qualify for the Education Property Tax Credit?
In order to qualify for the EPTC Advance, you must be the registered owner since January 1st; your home must be classified as a single-family dwelling; and the property must be owner-occupied.
How do I apply for the Education Property Tax Credit?
In a few cases, homeowners may not receive the EPTC Advance automatically. This may be the case if you have only recently moved into your house. If the EPTC Advance is not on your property tax bill, and you have lived in the residence since at least January 1 of the current year, you can submit an application until November 15 for the reduction prior to the time when the property taxes are due. Upon approval of your application, you will be able to pay your current property taxes minus the $700 EPTC Advance. After November 15, you may claim your credit on your income tax return.
Why donít I receive the full Education Property Tax Credit?
In order to receive the full $700 education property tax credit advance, you must pay a minimum of $250 in property taxes.
Why did I get the Education Property Tax Credit removed from my tax account?
You may not have met the criteria of the program. In order to qualify for the EPTC Advance automatically off your property tax bill, you must be the registered owner since January 1st; your home must be classified as a single-family dwelling; and the property must be owner-occupied.
This is a link to the Provincial Tax Assistance Office and provides additional information concerning the Education Property Tax Credit Program.
- the property or a portion of the property must be classified as Residential 1
(Single Family Dwelling);
- the property must contain a building which is occupied in whole or in part by one or more
of the registered owners of the property, as the registered owner's home and principal residence;
- the property must be neither:
- connected to either a water and/or a sewer utility of the City; nor
- fronting a street in which either watermains and/or a sewer of the city have been placed.
If you believe your property is eligible for this credit, please contact our Customer Service Contact Centre at 311 or toll free 1-877-311-4974.
The following process will link you to the City's By-Laws:
Click on By-Law Searches
Search for: Unserviced Residential Premises Tax Credit By-Law No. 7075/97
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