Education Property Tax Credit
Whether you own or rent your home, you could be eligible to save up to $700 with the Manitoba government’s Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC). The credit is provided by the province of Manitoba to help cover the school taxes you pay, or a portion of your rent either directly on your municipal property tax statement or through your income tax return.
Seniors may be eligible for additional savings. See below to learn more.
The Provincial Budget 2018 announced that effective for the 2019 tax year, the calculation of the Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC) will be based on school taxes and the $250 deductible will be eliminated. The Seniors’ Education Property Tax Credit will also be calculated on the school tax portion.
Education Property Tax Credit Advance
The Education Property Tax Credit is a program administered by the Manitoba Tax Assistance Office which operates as a department out of Manitoba Finance. Property owners may be eligible for up to $700 that can be advanced to help cover the school taxes on their property bill.
To be eligible for the credit:
- The property must be your principal residence.
- The property must be a single dwelling residence, assessed by the province.
- The property must be the only property you own in Manitoba to receive the tax credit.
More information can be found on the Province's website or by calling the Manitoba Tax Assistance Office at 1-800-782-0771.
If you would like your EPTC credit to be applied to your education property taxes you must fill out an EPTCA Credit Application Form.
Seniors' School Tax Rebate
The Seniors' School Tax Rebate is a Provincial rebate done only through your income tax return. For more information please contact the Manitoba Tax Assistance Office at 204-948-2115 or toll free at 1-800-782-0771 or by email at TAO@gov.mb.ca.
Farmland School Tax Rebate
Farmland School Tax Rebate is a Provincial program to provide education tax relief to owners of farmland. If you do not already receive the form by mail or would like more information visit the Manitoba Agriculture Services Corporation website.