For 2020 the Education Property Tax Credit is $700.00. This credit applies to your principal residence only. You may request a rebate if, as of January 1, 2018, you are the registered owner of a single-dwelling unit which is your principal residence, on which you paid property taxes in excess of the $250.00 minimum property tax threshold, and if you have not received Education Property Tax Assistance. The rebate application form is available at the Municipal Office and must be completed and returned to the Municipal office May 15, 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is eligible for the EPTC?
- All Manitoba households, whether rented or owned, may be eligible for one EPTC.
How much is my household eligible for?
- A maximum $700 credit is available after a minimum amount of property taxes or rent. For homeowners, households must pay the first $250 of property taxes. Any amount above that up to $700 is eligible for the Credit. Renters can claim 20% of their rent above the $250 threshold up to a maximum of $700.
- Example 1: A household pays $1,500 in property taxes, including $750 in municipal tax and $750 in school tax. This household is eligible for the full $700 EPTC.
- Example 2: A household pays $600 in property taxes, including $300 in municipal tax and $300 in school tax. This household is eligible for an EPTC of $350 ($600 total property tax minus the $250 threshold).
- Example 3: A household pays $800 in rent per month, for a total of $9,600 per year. This household is eligible for the full $700 EPTC.
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:
Seniors School Tax Rebate: For seniors who own their homes the Manitoba government has committed to eliminate school taxes by 2016. In 2014, a new Rebate was introduced with a maximum value of $235. Applying is easy. Learn more.
Seniors with income under $40,000: Senior households with income under $40,000 may be eligible for an additional EPTC of up to $400. The Credit is claimed on the Manitoba Income Tax Form MB479 – Manitoba Credits. Learn more.
How do seniors apply for the additional credit?
- Senior households with a combined income of $40,000 or less may be eligible for an additional EPTC of up to $400. This provides savings of up to $1,100 when combined with the basic $700 EPTC. Whether you are a homeowner or a tenant, you can claim this additional amount on your personal income tax return.
- For further information, click here to view detailed program rules on the website of the Canada Revenue Agency or call the Manitoba Tax Assistance Office at 204-948-2115, or toll free at 1-800-782-0771, or e-mail TAO@gov.mb.ca.
TAX INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN (T.I.P.P.S)
The T.I.P.P.S program allows the municipality to withdraw monthly deductions from your financial institution to pay for property taxes. There is no fee to this service. Deadline to apply is April 30th each year. For more information call the Administration office at 204-444-3321. Application forms are available at the Administration Office, or click below:
Telephone Banking - Property tax and Utility bills can both be paid through telephone banking. Search "Springfield" or "RM of Springfield" and choose either tax or utility. Enter your tax roll or utility account number. Tax payments require 10 digits - enter all of your roll number minus the decimal point. You may have to add a zero in the front of your tax roll number. Utility payments require 8 digits - enter all of your account number minus the decimal point.
It is important to keep your address current for property assessment and taxation purposes. Please notify the administration office of any changes.
Change of Address Form
BOARD OF REVISION
The 2021 Board of Revision will be held November 19, 2020 at the Administration Office. Please note, depending on the number of appeals received, multiple Board of Revision dates may be booked. You may appeal your assessment based on the following reasons: amount of assessed value, whether your property has been put in the correct property class, whether your property should be exempt from both municipal and/or school taxes, refusal by an assessor to amend the assessment roll based on a written application. The final date on which applications will be accepted is November 3rd, 2020. Appeals can be delivered to the Administration Office, 100 Springfield Centre Drive, Box 219, Oakbank, Manitoba R0E 1J0, by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax (204) 444-2137. For more information on Property Assessment visit www.gov.mb.ca/assessment or call the Selkirk Assessment Branch Toll Free 1-866-262-9786.
2020 Board of Revision Application
PROPERTY TAX RATES
Property taxes are determined by dividing your total portioned assessment by 1,000 and multiple by the appropriate mill rate.
Combined Mill Rate (Municipal and School) for 2020
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