City mailing property tax statements with provincial changes to Education Property Tax Credit
Eligible property owners to receive a Property Tax Rebate cheque from Province of Manitoba
Released: 9:50 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg began mailing 2021 property tax statements today and most residential property owners will see a higher amount payable on their statement as a result of the provincial government’s reduction to the Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC).
For 2021, eligible residential property owners will notice a 25% reduction in the EPTC on their annual property taxes from the City of Winnipeg with the maximum EPTC lowered from $700 down to $525 for qualifying properties. The Province has advised they will be issuing eligible residential property owners an Education Property Tax Rebate cheque equal to 25% of their gross school taxes.
Information on the Province’s changes to the education property tax is available at manitoba.ca/edupropertytax. Property owners with questions regarding the EPTC or rebate process can contact the Manitoba Government inquiry line at 1-866-626-4862 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The property tax due date remains June 30, 2021, however in support of property owners who may need temporary relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, Council has approved waiving penalties for unpaid property taxes for three months following the due date. Penalties for unpaid 2021 property taxes will resume on October 1, 2021.
For more information on how education property taxes impact your City of Winnipeg property taxes, please visit City of Winnipeg – Assessment and Taxation. Any property owner who does not receive a tax statement in the mail should contact 311.
Temporary changes coming to City of Winnipeg golf courses, parks, open spaces, and playgrounds
Released: 11:23 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – In consideration of the changes to the Province of Manitoba’s public health orders announced on May 20, the City of Winnipeg will be instituting temporary changes at our golf courses, parks, open spaces, and playgrounds.
City-operated golf courses
Effective Saturday, May 22 at 12:01 a.m. until the changes to the province’s public health orders expire on Wednesday, May 26 at 12:01 a.m., groups will be limited to members of the same household only.
We will be collecting information from golfers to ensure members of a group are from the same household. Golfers are reminded to bring identification that includes your address for confirmation.
The number of golfers permitted in our clubhouses is limited, and we suggest golfers allow additional time ahead of their tee time for the collection of information.
In addition, all tee times previously booked for May 22 – 25 will be cancelled, and a new tee time for individual golfers or members of your household will need to be booked.
Reservations for this timeframe can only be made via phone by calling the course after 2 p.m. today. We apologize for the inconvenience of cancelling all pre-existing bookings, but this latest round of restrictions meant that we were unable to honour the vast majority of bookings made under the previous provincial public health orders.
For more information, including hours of operations and contact information, please see: winnipeg.ca/golf.
Parks, open spaces & playgrounds
Effective Saturday, May 22 at 12:01 a.m. until the changes to the province’s public health orders expire on Wednesday, May 26 at 12:01 a.m., residents are reminded that gatherings with anyone outside your household are not allowed in our parks, open spaces, and playgrounds.
For more information on the City’s response to COVID-19, please see: winnipeg.ca/COVID-19.
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