Property TaxesCurrent taxes are payable, at par, on or before the last working day in September, 4:30pm.
Office Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PENALTIES of 1.25% one and one-quarter percent will be added on October 1st and on the first day of each month thereafter, until paid or the time of tax sale. Lands in arrears for more than one year will be subject to tax sale. Arrears that are shown on your tax bill are subject to further penalties e.g. Arrears paid in October must include penalties at 1.25%.
When are the tax statements mailed?
Tax Statements are mailed out only once during the year and are mailed in mid July.
If a person does not receive a tax statement for the year, what should they do?
The person should contact the RM of West St. Paul Municipal office at (204) 338-0306, as you must still make your payment(s) on or before the due date to avoid penalty.
What period does the tax statement cover?
The tax year is the calendar year and covers the period from January 1st to December 31st.
How does a resident homeowner apply for the EPTCA (Education Property Tax Credit Advance)?
Relevant information and forms are available at Manitoba Finance home page: http://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/tao/eptc.html
I believe my tax bill is high, what should I do?
ASSESSMENT CAN BE APPEALED. Taxes cannot be appealed. If you feel your assessment is unfair, please discuss it with the Provincial Assessment Branch located at 103 - 235 Eaton Avenue, Selkirk, Manitoba or phone (204) 785-5092.
The taxes must still be paid on or before the due date to avoid penalties.
If your assessment is reduced as a result of an appeal, any overpayment of taxes will be refunded.
What if there are arrears on my tax statement?
Arrears can be as a result of previous tax bill(s) that were not paid in full. Arrears can also result from unpaid utility (water and/or sewer) invoices and/or outstanding account receivables owed to the RM of West St. Paul for the prior year that have been added to the tax roll.
What information with regard to my taxes can I obtain over the phone?
The RM of West St. Paul does not have the authority to collect confidential information about a person to verify identity over the phone. Therefore, due to Privacy Legislation, it is recommended that you attend the Municipal Office in person, with proper photo identification in order to obtain information required regarding your property taxes.
For additional information regarding property taxes in the RM of West St. Paul please call (204) 338-0306.
Other Information to Note:
- You may pay in person or by electronic banking through arrangements you have made with your financial institution. To avoid late payment penalty charges, please ensure arrangements are made so that your payment is received by the due date. PLEASE ALLOW 4-5 WORKING DAYS FOR THIS PAYMENT TO BE PROCESSED. PAYMENT MUST BE IN THE MUNICIPAL ACCOUNT ON OR BEFORE TAX DEADLINE IN ORDER TO BE PROCESSED OR LATE PAYMENT CHARGES WILL APPLY.
Note: If you currently are, or become, an online payment customer, remember to change your account number (roll number) with your financial institution should you sell or move from your existing property. The roll number is your account number and is required for this process.
- Post-dated cheques will be accepted.
- Receipts will no longer be forwarded by mail.
- Your cancelled cheque will be your receipt.
- Pre-payments will be accepted.
- The Municipality is now offering Interac services.
- The R.M. of West St. Paul also offers TIPPS
- (Tax Installment Payment Plan Service) for the payment of your property taxes.
- TIPPS is a monthly tax installment payment plan by which taxpayers can make consecutive monthly payments for taxes rather than a single annual payment. To take advantage of TIPPS you have to have a chequing account at a credit union, bank or trust company.
- A monthly payment is calculated by dividing your most recent tax statement by the number of installment payment (maximum 12, minimum 6) rounded up to the nearest dollar. TIPPS will begin October 1 of each year and continue each consecutive month until the account is paid in full on the tax due date at the end of September. All outstanding amounts must be cleared before you participate in the TIPPS program and prior year arrears are not eligible under the TIPPS program. Application forms may be obtained from the Municipal Office.
- The property owner’s name and address which appears on the enclosed bill is in accordance with the latest information which has been made available to the municipality. If, however, any ownership change has since occurred, please forward the enclosed bill to the current owner or return it immediately to the municipal office with an explanation. Failure to receive a bill does not excuse an owner from responsibility for payment of taxes nor relieve that owner from liability for any late payment penalty.
- All tax sales are final at public auction. There will be no redemption period once the TAX SALE, by public auction, has taken place. All properties with previous arrears, of any amount, are eligible to be sold at Tax Sale.
Please note that the R.M. of West St. Paul has no control over the school tax portion of your property tax bill. It is important that ratepayers are aware of the fact that school taxes are entirely the responsibility of the Province of Manitoba and School Boards.
The municipality is required, by Provincial Statute, to collect them. More information can be obtained by contacting the Seven Oaks School Division at 586-8061 or the Interlake School Division at 467-8485.
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