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Brandon City Council to Consider Tax Payment Deferral Program


March 24, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon, MB – As the City of Brandon continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic in Manitoba and enact its own precautionary measures, Brandon City Council will be considering a number of possibilities relating to how property owners may be able to defer payment of 2020 property taxes. While taxes are normally due June 30th of each year, Mayor Rick Chrest says City Council recognizes that the community is in the midst of an extraordinary financial situation.

“Given that many residents have either been laid off or currently have reduced incomes, and given the fact that many businesses have either closed their doors or had their cash flows significantly impacted, I’ve asked City administration to develop potential strategies and options for temporary deferment of tax payments,” Chrest says. “This is an unprecedented situation, and Council will want to consider all avenues to help our citizens and businesses weather this.”

City of Brandon administration is now working on options for Council’s consideration as soon as possible, with the public to be apprised if any such program will be made available.

Information on the City of Brandon’s COVID-19 response can be found at http://www.brandon.ca/covid-19-updates. General enquiries relating to municipal services can be directed to the City of Brandon Enquiry Line at 204-729-2186 during regular business hours or can be submitted online at http://www.brandon.ca/contact-us.