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Manitoba Education Property Tax Credit
Manitoba Income Tax Act s. 5.4
The education property tax credit is a refundable tax credit which is claimed on form MB479 of the personal tax return.
This credit is available to renters or homeowners who were resident in Manitoba and age 16 or older on December 31 of the tax year. After increases announced in the Manitoba 2011 Budget, the credit is equal to the lesser of (up to and including the 2018 tax year)
The above amounts are not indexed for inflation.
As per the Manitoba 2018 Budget, effective for 2019, the calculation of the Education Property Tax Credit will be based on school taxes, and the $250 deductible will be eliminated. The Seniors' Education Property Tax Credit will also be calculated on the school tax portion.
Manitoba Government Resources
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Resources
Manitoba General Income Tax and Benefit Package - see CRA form MB 479 and Completing Your Manitoba Forms
Tax Tip: File a return even if you have no income, to get the refundable tax credits.
Revised: October 26, 2023
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