Provincial Legislation requires that the municipality bill and collect taxes on behalf of the Province and local School Division #40 & #43 for education purposes, as well as municipal taxes in order to provide essential services to the Municipality.
Taxes are calculated from January – December, with the due date being October 31st of each year.
Methods of Payment
In Person: Payments of cash or cheque may be made at the Municipal Office in Wawanesa. Please note we do not accept payments by credit card or debit card.
Mail: Send a cheque or money order payable to the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa along with the bottom detachable portion of your tax bill. To avoid penalty, payments must be received on or before the due date.
Mail to: Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa, Box 278, Wawanesa, Manitoba R0K 2G0
Post-Dated Cheques: Post-dated cheques dated for the due date or earlier are acceptable. Receipts for post-dated cheques cannot be processed until the date of the cheque.
On-Line - Most financial Institutions now have the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa available for on-line payments. Please contact your bank to see if this option is available to you.
Account numbers are listed on the top of your utility bill, and for taxes please use your 6 digit Property Roll Number.
Please Note: Roll Numbers have changed for the Village of Wawanesa due to the amalgamation.
The Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa does not offer any discounts for pre-payment of taxes. Penalties on amounts left outstanding after October 31st are calculated at 1.25% per month.
For other questions regarding your property taxes, please contact the Municipal Office at (204) 824-2666, or by writing to the following address:
Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa
Box 278, Wawanesa, Manitoba
Education Property Tax Credit
Education Property Tax Credit Advance
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.
If you own your home and pay property taxes, you can save up to $700 off your property taxes with the EPTC. The process that allows new or first time homeowners who are eligible to apply the basic $700 Education Property Tax Credit on the property tax statement for their principal residence is being streamlined, reducing costs for Manitobans and the province. Instead of applying to Manitoba Finance during a limited period of the year, homeowners will be able to self-assess and notify their municipal office at any time throughout the year.
- Homeowners who notify their municipality before the printing of the municipal property tax statement for the year will have the credit applied starting in that year.
- Homeowners who notify their municipality after the printing of the municipal property tax statement for the year may claim the credit on their personal income tax return for that year and will receive the credit on their property tax statement in subsequent years.
A new or first time homeowner could include, for example, someone moving to Manitoba, someone leaving rental accommodations and moving into a home, or someone in a newly constructed home. Homeowners who already receive the tax credit on their property tax statement are not impacted.
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.
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:
Farmland School Tax Rebate
The Farmland School Tax Rebate (FSTR) was implemented in 2004 to support the rural economy by providing Manitoba farmland owners with school tax relief.
The current FSTR rebate percentage is up to 50 per cent of school tax to a maximum of $3,125 between related parties. Landowners are required to submit an annual application to Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC). If you received a rebate in 2021, a pre-populated application form will be supplied to you in 2022.
If this is your first time applying for the rebate, application forms and additional information are available here.
For more information:
Seniors’ School Tax Rebate
If you’re 65 or older and own your home, Manitoba’s new Seniors’ School Tax Rebate could mean savings for you.
This year, seniors who own their home can apply for a Rebate of up to $470. These savings are on top of up to $1,100 in Education Property Tax Credits already in place.
You can apply for the Rebate as soon as you receive your property tax bill.
It is important that our office be notified as soon as possible whenever there is a change of address to ensure that the tax statements are properly forwarded to the property owner. Failure to receive a tax statement does not excuse an owner from not paying the tax account by the due date or associated penalties.
Appealing Your Assessment
In Manitoba, property is assessed at market value in accordance with The Municipal Assessment Act. Market value is the most probable selling price of the property had it been sold by a willing buyer to a willing seller. Regular reassessments ensure that property assessments keep pace with real estate market conditions, and taxes are distributed fairly to property owners
Property owners who disagree with the assessment of their property should contact the Assessment Branch to discuss their concerns with an assessor. If the property owner and the assessor are unable to agree on the value of the assessment the property owner has the right to appeal the assessment to the Board of Revision. The Board of Revision is composed of the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa Council. The Board sits annually, usually in October of each year to hear appeals. Applications for appeals can be filed at anytime but must be filed with the Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa at least 15 days prior to the sitting of the Board. Contact the municipal office for this year’s date.
Assessment figures are public information and available for viewing at the municipal office or you can also search property assessments online, on the Province of Manitoba website. Although assessment figures are available, tax amounts are not public information and only given out to the landowner, unless a tax certificate is requested which has a fee of $50.00/property.
Provincial Municipal Assessment Branch 340-9th St Brandon, MB Phone: (204) 726-6001
Inquiries – Questions regarding your assessment should be directed to the Provincial Municipal Assessment Branch at 340 – 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6C2 or call 204-726-6001.