Payment Frequently Asked Questions
When are your taxes due?
Your tax statement states the “due date”, but it is usually the last working day of May for Business Tax and the last working day of June for Property tax.
Is there any reason to pay early?
Yes. If you pay your business and/or property taxes in January or February, you get a small discount – but the discount decreases the longer you wait. The annual discount rate is revised annually based on the current market trends.
What happens if your taxes are late?
Business taxes that remain unpaid after the payment deadline date are subject to penalties at a rate of 2.5% for all months except the month of August when the rate will be 7.5% for the current year business taxes. Penalties are applied against outstanding taxes on the first of each month.
Property taxes that remain unpaid after the payment deadline date are subject to penalties at a rate of 2.5% per month. This penalty is applied against outstanding taxes on the first of each month except for the month of September, when the rate will be 7.5% for current year property taxes.
Taxes owing from prior years are subject to monthly penalties of 2.5%, applied on the 1st of each month for all months from January to December, on any outstanding arrears balances.
If you have not received your tax bill, you must still pay your taxes by their due date else penalties will be applied at the prevailing rates, as reflected on the current penalty rate structure.
Please notify the City’s Assessment and Taxation Department if you have not received a Business tax bill by late April or a Property tax bill by late May of each year, by contacting 311 or toll free toll free 1-877-311-4974.
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org
What if your taxes go into arrears?
If you owe back taxes, your payment goes to pay your arrears and penalties before this year’s taxes.
If your property taxes are not paid for more than two years, the City has a legal right to start processing your property toward a tax sale. During this process taxes, penalties and fees you owe keep accumulating. Very few properties are actually sold for taxes unless they are worth less than the taxes and fees owed.
If your business taxes are not paid on or before the due date the City will start the collection process as per The City of Winnipeg Charter and may include the issuance of a distress warrant.
How can you pay your taxes?
The City of Winnipeg offers many convenient ways to pay your Property and/or Business Taxes. These include:
- Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)
- Online payment
- At your bank and Credit Union
- Mail to 510 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 3M2
- Courier delivery to 510 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3M2
- In Person at 510 Main Street - via cheque, bank draft, debit, and cash. Credit Cards are not accepted for in –person payment of Property Taxes and not accepted for Business Tax payments.
- In Person at 170 Goulet Street (Bilingual Service Centre) – via cheque, bank draft, debit, and cash. Credit Cards are not accepted for in-person payment of Property Taxes and not accepted for Business Tax payments.
- After Hours Drop off at 510 Main Street, at the James Avenue entrance, nearest to King Street.
Additional information regarding payment options, including online credit card payment of Property Taxes.
If you have not received your tax bill, please e-mail us at email@example.com or call 311 or toll free 1-877-311-4974. Please note that even if you have not received a property tax bill in your name, you are still required to pay taxes on your property.
A monthly penalty will be added to any unpaid balance. Please refer to Penalties and Charges for further information.