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Assessment and Taxation

Assessment and Taxation

In-person interior residential property inspections are resuming effective September 7, 2021. Inspections will continue to be offered to be completed through photos or via phone.

Assessment & Taxation’s front counter at 457 Main St. is closed until further notice.

A public access terminal has been relocated to 510 Main Street (Susan A. Thompson Building) for public use from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, for the duration of the closure of 457 Main Street.

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

Starting in 2021, property owners in Manitoba will see a reduction in a portion of their education property taxes in the form of an Education Property Tax Rebate. The Province of Manitoba has advised that they will be issuing property owners an Education Property Tax Rebate cheque.

As part of the Education Property Tax Rebate, the Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC) Advance offered by the Province will be proportionally reduced for 2021 Property Tax billing from a maximum credit of $700 down to a maximum of $525 for this year. More information on the EPTC is available here https://assessment.winnipeg.ca/AsmtTax/English/Property/credit.stm

2022 Business Assessment Information

On November 5, 2021, the 2022 Business Assessment Notices will be mailed to businesses in the City of Winnipeg.

Please note that not every business will receive a 2022 Business Assessment Notice. A Notice will only be mailed to businesses that had a change to their annual rental value (ARV) in 2021, which will affect their 2022 ARV. This would include but is not limited to businesses that have moved locations, new business starts, an increase or decrease in space etc.

All businesses regardless if they received a 2022 Business Assessment Notice can file an Application for Revision. The deadline for filing an Application for Revision with the Board of Revision is November 30, 2021 at 4:30pm. If you wish to file an Application for Revision, please visit the Board of Revision website for more information.

2022 Property Assessment Information

The 2022 Property Assessment roll will be delivered on June 4, 2021.

Please note, not every property owner will receive a 2022 Property Assessment notice. 2022 Property Assessment Notices are provided where a property experienced a change which resulted in a new market value, classification, liability or if there was a change in ownership over the past year. Property owners are entitled to submit an application for revision with the Board of Revision before the deadline of June 29, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. regardless of whether or not they received a Notice.

2021 Property Tax Bills

In May 2021, 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 2021 taxes whether or not they received a tax notice in their name.

The 2021 Property Tax due date remains Wednesday, June 30, 2021, however, in support of property owners who may need temporary relief due to COVID-19, Winnipeg City Council has approved waiving penalties on 2021 property taxes for a period of three months from the June 30, 2021 due date – to September 30, 2021. Beginning October 1, 2021, penalties will be applied to any unpaid 2021 property taxes at a rate of 2.5% per month.

Any taxes in arrears from previous years will continue to accrue penalties at 2.5% per month.

2021 Business Tax Bills

On April 22, 2021 statement and demands for the 2021 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 2021 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.

The 2021 Business Tax due date remains Monday, May 31, 2021, however, in support of business owners who may need temporary relief due to COVID-19, Winnipeg City Council has approved waiving penalties on 2021 business taxes for a period of three months from the May 31, 2021 due date- to August 31, 2021. Beginning September 1, 2021, penalties will be applied to any unpaid 2021 business taxes at a rate of 2.5% per month.

Any taxes in arrears from previous years will continue to accrue penalties at 2.5% per month.

Residential Property Characteristics
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To ensure property assessments are fair and equitable, The City of Winnipeg Assessment and Taxation collects, verifies and updates property characteristics regularly. This is achieved using a variety of means; municipal permit information, building plans, real estate listings, digital orthographic or satellite photography, interviews with property owners, photography, site inspections, etc.

The Assessment and Taxation Department has recently implemented a data collection process that involves gathering property characteristic and sales data through questionnaires mailed to homeowners. Property owners receiving these questionnaires can return them by mail or email or call 311 to request to speak to one of our valuation staff to assist with completing the form. The information collected will be used to verify or update our property records.

Under provisions of the Manitoba Municipal Assessment Act, property owners receiving this form are requested to reply within 21 days.

Service Fees

Effective January 1, 2020, service fees for some types of services have changed.

Please refer to the Service Fees page for an updated fee schedule.

Have you Recently Moved or Purchased a New Property?

The Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC) and EPTC Self-Declaration Form

If you have recently moved, purchased a new property or do not receive the EPTC credit on your 2020 property tax statement, you will need to complete and return a Self-Declaration form to the City of Winnipeg prior to March 15, 2021 in order to receive the EPTC for 2021 on your 2021 property tax statement. The 2020 EPTC must be claimed via your 2020 income tax filing.

Please refer to the following link for more details on the credit process and the EPTC Self-Declaration form.

Last update: November 2, 2021

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