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Tax Installment Plan

Recognizing the financial hardships that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response in Manitoba may be placing on property owners, Brandon City Council has approved flexible Tax Installment Plan (TIP) options for payment for 2020 property taxes by year’s end.

  • Flexible payments
    Normally, the monthly TIP withdrawal amount is determined by dividing the tax levy by 12 equal monthly payments. This has been amended to allow taxpayers to remain on the plan, but to reduce their monthly payments for May and June. The tax bills will indicate a recalculated monthly value to be withdrawn July and onward which will clear the tax balance by December 2020. Change requests should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the next payment date.

  • Year-to-date deposit requirement has been waived
    Normally, when signing up on TIP, a deposit is required to pay the missed monthly payments from the beginning of the calendar year. This requirement has been waived, however not making the initial deposit will result in higher monthly payments for the remainder of the year in order to clear the tax balance by the end of 2020. To apply for TIP, complete the application and submit banking information.

  • Application deadline extended to July 15th, 2020
    As a result of the property tax due date being extended to July 31st, 2020, TIP applications will be accepted until July 15th, 2020. To discuss or request flexible TIP options, contact: Email taxes@brandon.ca Phone 204-729-2228 To apply for TIP, complete and submit the online application: https://onlineservices.brandon.ca/updateinfo.aspx.




TIP Brochure - Revised March 2014 (161 KB)

Tax/Water Account Change Form  

Use this form to:Account Change

  • Update mailing address
  • Apply for payment plans (TIP or Water billing)
  • Cancel payment plans
  • Update banking information
  • Add/Remove the Education Property Tax Credit Advance (EPTCA)
  • Notify Water Billing Department about a move

Tax Installment Plan FAQs

Q. What is T.I.P.?

A. T.I.P. is an automatic bank withdrawal payment plan by which taxpayers may make consecutive monthly payments for property taxes rather than a single annual payment.

 

Q. Why should I use T.I.P.?

A. Many people find it difficult to make a single large tax payment that is due once a year. Automatic bank withdrawals would break this large payment into monthly installments making budgeting for expenses easier.


Q. Who can use T.I.P.?

A. You can join T.I.P. if ...

  • your tax account is paid in full at the time of application;
  • you have chequing privileges at a financial institution (bank, trust company or credit union); savings accounts cannot be used for this program;
  • you do not presently pay your taxes through a mortgage company (P.I.T.)
  • your application is received prior to July 15th *

 

Q. How does T.I.P. work?

A. Your monthly payment amount is calculated by dividing your most recent annual tax levy into 12 installment payments, or, if you have already made a payment this year, the amount of your most recent annual tax levy is reduced by the amount you already paid and divided by the number of months remaining in the calendar year.

On the annual tax bill, you will be notified of i) the total amount of installments paid to date, ii) the actual taxes payable for the current year, and iii) the revised monthly payment which will begin July 15.*

Payments are made by automatic withdrawal from an account with chequing privileges at a financial institution. The withdrawals take place on the fifteenth day of the month. You must give written permission before the withdrawals begin. This authorization is required only once. The deductions will continue until canceled by either yourself or the City. The City of Brandon does not charge for this service; however, normal bank service charges may apply.

Neither prepayment discounts nor late payment penalties apply to payments made while using this plan.

 

Q. Payments

A. Installment payments must be made on the 15th day of the month.

Example:

Preceding year's tax bill $1,200

Monthly payment required $100
January through June *
($1200/12)

Current year's taxes ----- $1,237
Less:
Payments January
through May ($100 x 6) --- $600

Balance owing at July 15 -$637

Therefore:
Monthly payment required
July through December
($637/6) ---------------------$106.17

The recalculated amount of $106.17 would continue through to May of the following year at which time another recalculate would be done to determine the new payment amount.

 

Q. Withdrawal/Nonpayment

A. You may withdraw from the plan by giving written notice at least two weeks before the next payment date.

If three payments within a calendar year are not honoured by your Financial Institution, the City of Brandon will cancel the agreement and request payment of the total outstanding taxes. Please note returned payments are subject to a $20.00 NSF fee, (this fee has been waived for the remainder of 2020) *

Note: If you withdraw or your plan is canceled, all unpaid taxes become payable on the original due date, and are subject to penalties in accordance with the penalty by-law.

 

Q. Bank Account Changes

If you change your chequing account please advise the Finance Department by providing a new VOID cheque, at least two weeks before the next payment is due.

Click on the following link to submit this change online: http://onlineservices.brandon.ca/updateinfo.aspx

 

Q. What happens if I sell my property during the year?

When your property is sold T.I.P. participants are required to inform the Finance department, in writing at least two weeks in advance of the next payment.

If you sell your property, your solicitor will be advised of the most recent tax levy and the total T.I.P. payments made to date on the tax certificate that is usually requested when a property is sold. Your solicitor should take these facts into consideration when making the final adjustment to the transfer of funds between you and the purchaser.

Tax/Water Account Change Form

 

Q. How do other property tax adjustments affect my T.I.P. payments?

Supplementary tax bills must be paid in full by the due date, and the T.I.P. installment amount will not be increased until the following January.

 

 

If you have any questions about the TIP application form, please call the Property Tax Department at (204) 729-2228.

The personal information is being collected under the authority of By-Law no. 6416/62/96 and will be used for the purpose of implementing the Tax Installment Plan of the City of Brandon.

It is protected by the protection of Privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

If you have any questions about the collection of the information, contact Ian Richards, Access and Privacy Officer at the above physical address, or call (204) 729-2269.

 

Contact List

Property Tax Enquiries

City of Brandon
Finance Department
410 - 9th Street
Brandon, Manitoba
R7A 6A2
taxes@brandon.ca 
Phone (204)729-2228

Assessment Enquiries

Province of Manitoba
Assessment Branch
340 - 9th Street
Brandon, Manitoba
R7A 6C2
assessment@gov.mb.ca 
Phone (204)726-6001

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Cash
Cheque
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Online Banking
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Tax Installment Plan (T.I.P.)
Night drop box
Virtual City Hall (VCH)

 

City of Brandon - 410 9th Street - Brandon MB - R7A 6A2 - Phone: 204. 729. 2186