Budget & Taxes

Taxes: We offer a number of convenient payment options.

Pay Online

You can pay property taxes online by logging in to your online bank account and add the RM of St. Francois Xavier as a "payee”. Please use the Property Tax Roll Number as your "payee” account number. You can find your roll number in the top right corner of your Property Tax Bill. Remember – only use the # of digits from your roll required for your account number. Do not include the decimal. You may need to add or drop 0's at the beginning or end.

The following list includes the banks that are set up with us for telephone & online payments:
 

 

Pay by Mail

You can pay your property taxes by mail. Post-dated cheques dated September 30 will be accepted. Please record your Property Tax Roll Number on the "Memo” line of your cheque. Also detach and include the payment stub at the bottom of your Property Tax Bill with your payment.

Pay in Person

Cash, cheque, and debit card( interac) are accepted at the Municipal Office - 1060 Hwy. 26. Unfortunately credit card payments are not accepted. Cheques may be post-dated to September 30. If paying by debit card please ensure your daily limit is sufficient to cover the transaction. A 24-hour night deposit box is available at the main entrance of the municipal office for receiving payments during non-business hours. 

T.I.P.P.

Avoid the stress of making one large payment before the deadline! Our equal payment plan allows you to divide your annual tax bill into 12 equal payments which helps you budget. It's a simple and convenient way to manage your property taxes. Unlike other payment plans, there is no administration charge for this service.

For more information on the T.I.P.P. program click here.

 

Important Reminders:

  • When paying by mail it is your responsibility to ensure your payment reaches the Municipal office on or before the due date.
  • When paying online receipts are not automatically mailed out. If you require a receipt please contact the office.
  • Taxes payments are due September 30. Taxes received after this time will be assessed late penalties of 1.25% per month on the first day of each month until paid in full.
  • Current taxes are payable, at par, on or before September 30 of the current year.
  • SCHOOL TAXES: The Municipal Council has absolutely no control over school taxes, under provincial legislation the municipality is required to collect and remit school taxes. If you agree that it is time to remove education tax off property, we encourage you to make your views known to your local MLA and the Minister of Education.
  • DISCOUNT TAXES: 1% on or before June 30; 3/4 of 1% during July; 1/2 of 1% during August.
 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When are the tax statements mailed?

    Tax Statements are mailed out only once during the year in June or July.

  • I did not receive a tax statement for the year, what should I do?

    Please contact the Municipal office at (204) 864-2092, as you must still make your payment(s) on or before the due date to avoid penalty. Failure to receive a tax notice is not a sufficient reason for a late or non-payment.

  • What period does the tax statement cover?

    The tax year is the calendar year and covers the period from January 1st to December 31st.

  • How does a resident homeowner apply for the EPTCA (Education Property Tax Credit Advance)?

    If the EPTCA is not on your property tax bill, and you have lived in the residence since at least January 1 of the current year, you can submit an application until November 15 for the reduction prior to the time when the property taxes are due. Upon approval of your application, you will be able to pay your current property taxes minus the EPTC Advance. After November 15, you may claim your credit on your income tax return.

    • On your income tax return: The EPTCA can be claimed on the Manitoba portion of your income tax return. This is the only way for tenants to receive the credit. Homeowners may also use this method if they did not receive the credit through the property tax bill or if they did not apply before November 15 for the reduction, prior to the time when the property taxes are due.

    Relevant information and forms are available at Manitoba Finance home page

  • What if there are arrears on my tax statement?

    Arrears can be as a result of previous tax bill(s) that were not paid in full or can result from unpaid water invoices and/or outstanding account receivables owed to the RM of St. Francois Xavier for the prior year that have been added to the tax roll.

    Penalty on the arrears portion is calculated till May 31st of the current year and further penalty will continue to each month until paid. Please contact the Municipal office at (204) 864-2092 to obtain the current penalty on the arrears portion of your tax statement.

  • I recently built a new home and have only received a property tax bill for the land. When can i expect a bill for the house?

    New homes are typically sent a supplementary tax bill. Depending on the completion date of your home and/or if the home has been assessed, you may receive a tax bill for both the previous and current year.


 
 
 

Budget 

 
Each year Council prepares a budget and presents it at a public hearing. Input from the hearing may be used to make changes to the budget, which is then approved by Council. The budget is then prepared as a financial plan document in a form prescribed by the Province. During the following year an independent auditor produces consolidated financial statements which are sent to the Province as well as the municipality.
 
Taxes are due on September 30th each year in one lump sum. If you wish to make equal monthly payments (TIPP - Tax Installment Payment Plan), then download and complete this form and return it to the municipal office.