Local Government - Government Services - Property Taxes

Taxation Year
The Town of Stonewall taxation year runs from January to December.

Tax Due Date
Property Taxes are due September 29th for 2017.  No discount is offered for early payment.

Tax Arrears

Penalties of 1.25% per month are added to any outstanding taxes on the first of every month beginning on October 1st each year.

Tax Payments
Taxes are due September 29th for 2017 each year.  Payment may be made in the following ways:

Pay Online

Pay online!  CLICK HERE for instructions on how to pay taxes (and utilities) online.  When making payments online, please include all numbers (including zeroes) to ensure payment is applied correctly.
** NOTE: most financial institutions take 2-4 business days to process the online payment. Penalties will be applied if the payment is not received by the due date.

Pay By Mail
Cheques and money orders should be made payable to Town of Stonewall.  Postdated cheques dated September 29th, 2017.   Ensure that you include the stub from your tax bill with your cheque or money order so that your payment can be applied to the correct roll number.  Should you require a receipt, please include a note indicating your request, and one will be mailed to you.
Mailing Address:
Town of Stonewall
Box 250
Stonewall, MB  R0C 2Z0

Pay In Person

Payments can be made in person at the Town Office Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.  Payments may be made via cash, cheque, money order, or debit (ensure daily withdrawal limit covers remittance).  A night deposit lock-box is located in the front door of the Town Office for after-hours cheque payments.
**NOTE: The Town is unable to accept credit card payments at this time.
Civic Address:
Town of Stonewall, 293 Main Street, Stonewall, MB

Tax Statements

Tax Statements are mailed out each year in June/July.  If you are moving please provide us with your new civic address and complete mailing address. It is most important that the Town be advised promptly of any change of ownership or mailing address in order to ensure that the tax statement is properly forwarded.  If, however, an ownership change occurs and you receive a tax bill for a property you no longer own, please forward the tax bill to the current owner or return it immediately to the Town.  It should be noted that 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.

T.I.P.P. Program is available!

The Tax Installment Payment Plan (TIPP) is a monthly tax payment plan that allows rate payers to make consecutive monthly payments that are deducted automatically from their bank account.

The TIPP Program starts on January 1st of each year and payments are made on the fifteenth day of each month through automatic withdrawal from an account with chequing privileges at a financial institution.  The TIPP program collects taxes for the calendar year January 1st to December 31st and ensures that all taxes are paid in full without penalty.  More information can be found HERE.

Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit Program
The Manitoba Government offers an Education Property Tax Credit up to a maximum of $700.  If you do not already have the Credit applied to your municipal property tax statement, you can still receive it.  After November 15th, the MB Education Property Tax Credit can be claimed on your Personal Income Tax. The Credit is claimed on the Manitoba Income Tax Form MB479 – Manitoba Credits.
MB Education Property Tax Information Website

Savings for Seniors!
If you are 65 of age or older by the end of the year, you may qualify for additional savings from the Manitoba government to help cover your education property taxes.  These credits can be claimed on your Personal Income Tax on the Manitoba Income Tax Form MB479 – Manitoba Credits.
MB Education Property Tax Information Website
 
Assessment Notices

Assessment notices are distributed through the Provincial Assessment Office and mailed to the ratepayers.  In Manitoba, property is assessed at market value in accordance with The Municipal Assessment Act.  Questions regarding property assessment should be directed to the Selkirk Assessment District Office at 1-866-262-9786 or 204-785-5092.  When making an inquiry, please quote the roll number that appears in the top right hand corner of your tax bill or assessment notice.
MB Property Assessment Website

Appeal on Assessment
An assessment can be appealed through Board of Revision annually and correspondence should be directed to the Municipal Office. Appeals should be in writing and must clearly state the reasons for an appeal. For assessment information, please call the Assessment District Office in Selkirk at 1-866-262-9786 or 204-785-5092.
For more information, visit the Province of Manitoba Municipal Board Assessment Appeals website

Tax Certificates

Unless requested by the registered owner, provision of tax information on properties will be provided by Tax Certificate request only. The fee for a tax certificate is $30.00 per roll number.