Payment Q and A
When are your taxes due?
Your tax statement states the “due date”, but it is usually the last working day of May for Business Tax and the last working day of June for Property tax.
Is there any reason to pay early?
Yes. If you pay your business and/or property taxes in January or February, you get a small discount – but the discount decreases the longer you wait. The annual discount rate is revised annually based on the current market trends.
What happens if your taxes are late?
You must pay on or before the “due date” or face a financial penalty. The City cannot legally waive the penalty. The penalty is charged on the first day of every month in which your taxes are due, so the longer you wait, the more you pay. The penalty also applies if your bank does not honour your cheque by the due date. Please see the current penalty rate structure.
If you have not received your tax bill, you must still pay your taxes by the due date or pay the penalty. Please notify the City’s Assessment and Taxation Department if you have not received a tax bill.
What if your taxes go into arrears?
If you owe back taxes, your payment goes to pay your arrears and penalties before this year’s taxes.
If your property taxes are not paid for more than two years, the City has a legal right to start processing your property toward a tax sale. During this process taxes, penalties and fees you owe keep accumulating. Very few properties are actually sold for taxes unless they are worth less than the taxes and fees owed.
If your business taxes are not paid on or before the due date the City will start the collection process as per The City of Winnipeg Charter and may include the issuance of a distress warrant.
How can you pay your taxes?
The City of Winnipeg offers many convenient ways to pay your Property and/or Business Taxes. These include:
- Tax Instalment Payment Plan (TIPP)
- Online payment
- At your bank and Credit Union
- In Person at 457 Main Street – Main Floor, via cheque, bank draft or interact only. Cash and Credit Cards are not accepted for in –person payment of Property or Business Taxes at this location.
- In Person at 510 Main Street - via cheque, bank draft, interac, and cash. Credit Cards are not accepted for in –person payment of Property Taxes and not accepted for Business Tax payments.
- After Hours Drop Off at 510 Main Street, at the James Avenue entrance, nearest to King Street.
Additional information regarding payment options, including online credit card payment of Property Taxes.
If you have not received your tax bill, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311 or toll free 1-877-311-4974. Please note that even if you have not received a property tax bill in your name, you are still required to pay taxes on your property.
A monthly penalty will be added to any unpaid balance. Please refer to Penalties and Charges for further information.