Taxes & Tax Information
General Tax Information
Applications for the 2016 Farmland School Tax Rebate and proof that property taxes along with any penalties and interest are paid in full must be received by Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation by the March 31, 2017 deadline. For additional information see www.masc.mb.ca/fstr or call 204-726-7068.
Tax Due Date 2017
Current taxes are payable at par on or before 5:00 p.m. on September 29, 2017.
The assessment value is set by the provincial government via the assessment branch of the Intergovernmental Affairs department and can be appealed on set dates annually. Traditionally, these values attempt to reflect the market value of the property as it would have been 3 years ago. Currently the 2016 assessment for properties is based on a valuation as of 2014. Assessments are done every two years. Any questions regarding the assessed value of your property (as indicated on your tax statement) please call the assessment office at 204-326-9896. Assessment notices are mailed directly from the Assessment Branch around September of each re-assessment year to advise all owners of their new assessment for the following year. It is important that all taxpayers look at their assessed value and check the statement for errors. As the base valuation date is fairly close to the present, it will be easier to confirm whether the valuation on your property is correct. While it may be easy to focus on the increase, it is important to consider the fairness of the assessment as this is what the assessment branch and board of revision will allow appeals on. A number of tools are provided below to assist taxpayers in their scrutiny.
For persons wishing to appeal their property assessment, please review the information insert provided with your property tax bill for the Board of Revision dates. An assessment may be appealed based on the following reasons:
- The amount of assessed value;
- Whether the property has been put in the correct property class;
- Whether the property should be exempt from both municipal and school taxes; or
- Refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll based on a written application.
- For more information about assessments see www.gov.mb.ca/assessment
The tax statement is composed of two basic sections: municipal and education taxes.
The Town of Niverville does not set education tax rates but is required under provincial legislation to raise and collect both provincial and local education taxes. The Hanover School Division is the local education authority for the Town of Niverville. For clarification on education taxes please contact either your school board trustee or the Hanover School Division at 204-326-6471.
Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit
The Province of Manitoba provides a “school tax” rebate program. Manitoba residents who pay more than $250.00 of annual property education taxes are entitled to a Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit Advance. To qualify for the credit you must be the resident and owner of the property for which you are applying as of January 1. Application forms are available at our office after the tax bills are issued for the year. The deadline to apply is mid-November. For the exact due date each year please review the information insert that accompanied your tax bill or contact the Town Administration office. After that date property owners can apply on their annual personal income tax return. Tenants may apply for the credit on their annual personal income tax return.
SENIORS' SCHOOL TAX REBATE
The 2016 Rebate will be claimed when you file your 2016 income tax in the spring of 2017. This means that a separate application for the rebate is no longer necessary. To be eligible for the Seniors' School Tax Rebate, you or your spouse/common-law partner must:
- be 65 years of age or older by the end of the year (December 31);
- own your home or be liable for paying the school taxes on your principal residence;
- live in your home; and
- be residents of Manitoba
For more information, please contact the Manitoba Tax Assistance Office at 204-948-2115 (Toll-free 1-800-782-0771)
Payment of Taxes
- Mailing your Payment: Please mail your cheque or money order together with the bottom portion of your tax statement(s) to: Town of Niverville, Box 267, Niverville, Manitoba, R0A 1E0. Please make sure that our office receives your payment prior to the due date. Your cheque may be post-dated to the due date. Please make your cheque payable to: Town of Niverville. Receipts must be picked up at the Town office.
- Attending Our Office: You may attend our office in person at 86 Main Street to pay your taxes during our regular hours of operation Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please remember to bring your tax bill. You may pay your taxes at our office by cheque, Interac or cash. We do not accept credit card payments.
- Drop Box: You may choose to use the drop box located at the front of our building at 86 Main Street to submit your payment. Please do not put cash in the drop box – all payments left are at the owner’s risk. NOTE: Payments must be in the drop box by 5 p.m. on the due date or they will be considered late and will be subject to a penalty.
- Internet Banking: You may pay your taxes electronically through your financial institution. Please confirm with your financial institution whether they are set up for on-line bill payments with the Town.
To ensure electronic payment will not be subject to a late penalty, please allow at least 3 business days for processing. Note that payment must be credited to the Town account by the due date to be considered on time. Check with your financial institution regarding the actual transfer date of your payment. For the first electronic payment submission it is recommended that payment be submitted 7 days prior to the due date to allow time to correct any rejected payments.
For online banking instructions click HERE.
Land in arrears for more than one year may be sold for taxes.
Added Tax or Supplementary Tax bills
These are taxes that have been added to the assessment and tax rolls after those rolls are completed for the year to reflect new subdivisions or increases in the assessed value as a result of new construction, additions, or other changes. As per Sec. 326(1) of the Municipal Act, supplementary taxes may be imposed only for the current year, and if the value had been changed the previous year, for the previous year. These bills are issued in the fall and due 90 days after the issue date. Appeals to the supplementary assessments can be made to the Board of Revision. More information on the appeal process can be found on the insert included with the supplementary tax bill.
Using your address, roll number, certificate of title number or other such information, you can access the Property Assessment branch database at the Province of Manitoba website. Click Here to lookup assessment from the Province of Manitoba Assessment Branch. To see the sales history of properties that the assessment branch uses to establish your assessed value, Click Here.