Current taxes (January 1 - December 31, 2016) are due and payable, without penalty, on or before August 31, 2016. The property tax statement is only mailed out once a year and is mailed out to property owners in mid-July 2016. A penalty of 1.25% per month will be applied on September 1 to all 2016 taxes that are not paid in full, and will be added each month until taxes are paid in full.
Payment is accepted in cash, cheque, post-dated cheques as well as debit card. Also accepted are telebanking and Internet banking from RBC and CIBC. Please contact the Town office at (204) 358-2551 for information on how to set up your account.
The name(s) of the property owner(s) and address which appears on the bill is in accordance with the latest information that has been made available to the municipality. Should your address or name change, you are required to notify the Town office as soon as possible.
If as a property owner you do not receive a tax statement please contact the Town of Snow Lake at 204-358-2551, as you are still required to make your payment(s) on or before the due date to avoid penalty.
Arrears on your tax statement can be a result of previous tax bills that were not paid in full. Arrears can also result from unpaid utility invoices and/or outstanding accounts receivable owed to the municipality that have been added to the tax roll.
Land in arrears for more than one year is subject to tax sale. All tax sales are final at public auction. There will be no redemption period once the Tax Sale, by public auction, has taken place. All properties with previous arrears, of any amount, are eligible to be sold at Tax Sale.
If as a resident homeowner you have not received the EPTCA (Education Property Tax Advance) relevant information and forms are available at Manitoba Finance home page: http://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/tao/eptc.html
If you believe your tax statement is to high the assessment can be appealed. Taxes cannot be appealed. If you feel your assessment is unfair, please discuss it with the Provincial Assessment Branch located in Thompson Manitoba at telephone # 204-677-6693. The taxes must still be paid on or before the due date to avoid penalties. If your assessment is reduced as a result of a appeal, the municipality will credit your tax account or refund the over payment.
Note that the municipality has no control over the school portion of the property tax bill. The school taxes are the responsibility of the Province of Manitoba and Frontier School Division. The municipality is required, by provincial statute, to collect them. For inquiries regarding school taxes please call Frontier School Division at 204-775-9741