Education Property Tax Credit Advance (EPTCA)

The Education Property Tax Credit is a program administered by the Manitoba Tax Assistance Office as a department of Manitoba Finance. Property owners could be eligible for up to $700, as an advance, to help cover the school taxes on their property tax bill.

To be eligible for the credit:

  1. The property must be your principal residence.
  2. The property must be a single dwelling residence, as assessed by the province.
  3. The property must be the only property you own in Manitoba to receive the tax credit.

More information can be found on the Province’s website at the following link or by calling the Manitoba Tax Assistance Office at 1-800-782-0771.

https://www.gov.mb.ca/finance/tao/eptc.html

If EPTCA is not received on the current years' property tax bill, the tax credit may be claimed via personal income tax return. To have the credit added to the next years' property tax bill, complete the appropriate section of the Tax/Water Account change Form and submit by April 15.