Taxes & Assessment
Provincial Legislation requires that the municipality bill and collect taxes on behalf of the Province and local School Division for education purposes, as well as municipal taxes in order to provide essential services to the R.M.
Taxes are calculated from January – December, with the due date being October 31st of each year (Statements are mailed at the end of June).
Methods of Payment
In Person: Payments of cash or cheque may be made at the Municipal Office between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday. Please note we do not accept payments by credit card or debit card.
Mail: Send a cheque or money order payable to the R.M. of Minto-Odanah along with the bottom detachable portion of your tax bill. The envelope must be postmarked by Canada Post on or before October 31, to avoid penalty. Mail to: R.M. of Minto-Odanah, Box 1197, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0
Post-Dated Cheques: Post-dated cheques dated for the due date or earlier are acceptable.
TelPay: Payments may be made over your phone or computer through any branch of the Royal Bank, Credit Union, Bank of Montreal or CIBC (contact your bank directly to sign up for this service).
The R.M. of Minto-Odanah does not offer any discounts for pre-payment of taxes.
Penalties on amounts left outstanding after October 31st are calculated at 1.25% per month.
Manitoba Homeowners Rebate
If you are a Manitoba resident who pays more than $250 in taxes in a year on the property you reside on, you are entitled to a Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC).
The current credit is $700.
There are three ways to claim the EPTC if you are entitled to receive it.
Automatically: The vast majority of homeowners automatically receive the basic credit as a reduction on their municipal property tax bills.
By application: 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 EPTC Advance. After November 15, you may claim your credit on your income tax return. For an application, see the “forms” section of this website.
On your income tax return: The EPTC can be claimed on the Manitoba portion of you income tax return.
It is important that our office be notified as soon as possible whenever there is a change of address to ensure that the tax statements are properly forwarded to the property owner. Failure to receive a tax statement does not excuse an owner from not paying the tax account by the due date or associated penalties.
Appealing Your Assessment
Taxes are all based on assessment, in Manitoba, property is assessed at market value in accordance with The Municipal Assessment Act. Market value is the most probable selling price of the property had it been sold by a willing buyer to a willing seller. Regular reassessments ensure that property assessments keep pace with real estate market conditions, and taxes are distributed fairly to property owners.
If you do not agree with your property assessment, please contact the Assessment Office in Minnedosa at 867-4760.