Taxes: We offer a number of convenient payment options.
You can pay property taxes online by logging in to your online bank account and add the RM of St. Francois Xavier Taxes 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 to : RM of St. Francois Xavier 1060 Highway 26, St. Francois Xavier MB, R4L 1A5. 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. We also accept postdated cheques which will be applied to your account on the cheque date.
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 postdated. 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.
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.
The T.I.P.P. program starts on January 1st of each year and payments are made on the 15th banking day of each month by automatic withdrawal from an account with chequing privileges at a financial institution. The T.I.P.P. program collects taxes for the calendar year January 1st to December 31st and ensures that all taxes are paid. Under the T.I.P.P. program property taxes are paid in full after the December 15th withdrawal.
- You may pick up an application at the municipal office; or
- Contact the office for it to be emailed or faxed to you
To join T.I.P.P., you must complete a T.I.P.P. application form and forward to our office via mail, email or in person to:
Rural Municipality of St. Francois Xavier
1060 Hwy. 26
St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba
T.I.P.P Frequently Asked Questions
How does T.I.P.P. work
The program begins on January 1 of each year; however, you may join at any time during the year.
The monthly payment is calculated by dividing the previous year's tax levy by 12 payments for the calendar year. Installment amounts are adjusted in July for actual property taxes to allow for any changes resulting from the new tax levy. At the time of the annual tax billing, you will be notified of the total amount of installments paid to date and the calculation of the new installment amounts for the remaining payments in that year.
If you join after January 1, the missed installments can either be paid at the time of application or be included in the remaining installment payments for the year.
There are two options for handling your payments if you join after January 1st:
You can amortize the outstanding taxes plus any applicable fees over the remaining months after a lump sum payment has been made. A lump sum payment can be any amount but it is normally the amount for the months you have missed being on the T.I.P.P. program.
You can amortize the outstanding taxes plus any applicable fees over the remaining months with no lump sum payment.
What do I do if my T.I.P.P. payment has been returned as NSF?
Your monthly T.I.P.P. payment is withdrawn on the 15th of the month. Should your monthly T.I.P.P. payment be returned by your financial institution as NSF (or any other reason), there will be a service charge added to your tax account.
The Municipality will send you written notification advising that your missed monthly payment will be added to the final December payment payment along with the service charge. Multiple NSF charges will result in the loss of T.I.P.P. privileges.
How do supplementary tax adjustments affect my T.I.P.P. payments?
If you are an existing TIPP customer and you receive a change to the assessed value of your property (e.g. new building, renovations, etc.) these supplementary taxes will be added to your monthly TIPP payment.
Your monthly installment will be calculated to distribute the supplementary taxes over the remaining installments for that calendar year.
How do other additional charges affect my T.I.P.P. payments?
Additional charges added to the tax roll for non-payment of a service to the property (e.g. outstanding water, noxious weeds, board up, clean up, etc) will be added to and collected with the next monthly T.I.P.P. payment. You will receive written notification of this monthly amount change.
Once the additional charge has been paid, the subsequent monthly payments will then revert to the former amount until the tax account balance is discharged.
My T.I.P.P. payment increased, does this mean that my taxes are increasing?
Please remember that in determining your monthly T.I.P.P. payment commencing January 1st, an estimate of the annual taxes were used. This estimate does not necessarily reflect what the actual taxes will be as Council still needs to determine what the tax rates will be. Council approves the tax rates each year during the adoption of the annual operating budget.
What happens if the estimate T.I.P.P. payment is too high or too low as compared to my actual taxes?
During the annual billing process for property taxes the T.I.P.P. payment is recalculated mid-year and is adjusted for the taxpayer to ensure that the proper amount of the current year taxes will be fully paid prior to December 31st
- 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.
- Tax payments are due October 3. 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 October 3, 2022.
- 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.
Please fill in the attached form and return to the office for enrollment.
- In the spring of 2021 changes were made the Education Property Tax Credit Advance - the latest information can be found here.
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 monthly and further penalties will continue 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.