Education Property Tax Credits

Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit

CREDIT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE TO BE DEDUCTED FROM YOUR PROPERTY TAX STATEMENT FOR 2017. IF ELIGIBLE, PLEASE CLAIM THE CREDIT ON YOUR PERSONAL INCOME TAX RETURN USING MANITOBA INCOME TAX FORM MB479 - MANITOBA CREDITS.

THE PROGRAM WILL REOPEN IN 2018.

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.

Home owners: If you own your home and pay property taxes, you can save up to $700 off your property taxes with the EPTC. To check if you are already receiving the Credit, review your property tax statement from your local municipality to see if you receive the "Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit Advance”. If you do not already have the Credit applied to your municipal property tax statement, you can still receive it:

The Credit can be applied to your municipal property tax statement if you apply before November 15. To qualify for this option, you must have lived in your home since January 1 of the current year. Using this approach, the Credit will be applied to your property taxes and you will only then be required to pay the difference. In the following year, the Credit will automatically be advanced on your municipal property tax statement.

After November 15, you can claim the EPTC on your personal income tax return. The Credit is claimed on the Manitoba Income Tax Form MB479 – Manitoba Credits.

Renters: If you rent your home, you may still qualify to receive up to $700 in savings with the EPTC. The Credit is claimed on the Manitoba Income Tax Form MB479 – Manitoba Credits.

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:

Seniors School Tax Rebate:Manitoba seniors who live in their own homes may be eligible for the Seniors’ School Tax Rebate. 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.

 
 
Farmland School Tax Rebate
 
The farmland school tax rebate is a provincial program designed to provide education tax relief to owners of farmland. Farmland owners may apply for a rebate of a percentage of the school taxes paid on farmland. For more information on this program click here.