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The Current Property Taxation System is Unfair to Condo Owners.
DID YOU KNOW
- Condominium units pay property taxes calculated at the same rate as single family dwellings. This means that a property with a detached home on it will pay far less in property taxes than the same-sized property with a condominium on it.As a result, condominium owners pay property taxes up to 84% higher per person than owners of detached homes (due to smaller household size).
- Condominiums provide housing density and save municipalities money for snow clearing, garbage pickup, road maintenance and more. But condo owners pay more, not less, in spite of the savings they provide to government.
- Provincial cabinet decides what property tax portion paid bycondominium owners.
WHAT YOU CAN DO?
Email the provincial party leaders:
WHAT YOU CAN SAY?
Here are some examples of things you can say to political leaders and the candidates who want your vote.
- Demand property tax fairness for condominium owners.
- Ask them if they know that condo residents pay 57-84% more in property taxes per person than residents of detached homes?
- Ask them if they know that condos save governments money in infrastructure costs, but get no discount while paying more through condo fees.
- Make it clear that this is a provincial issue and that we know that the provincial government decides on the property tax portion paid by condominiums under the Classification of Property and Portioned Values Regulation.
- Make it clear this is important to you and will influence your vote
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INTERESTED IN THE PROPERTY TAX ISSUE? FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR PLANS
We are now on the eve of the provincial election which will happen on April 19, 2016. This campaign will be crucial to ensuring that we achieve property tax fairness for condominium owners across Manitoba.
Provincial cabinet decides what property tax rate portion applies to condominiums. We believe that the portion is too high and is unjust. We have been approaching the government and all parties in order to achieve the changes we believe are necessary for property tax fairness.
The current provincial government has done nothing to address the underlying unfairness of how property taxes are charged to condominium owners. The opposition parties have shown more support for changes during our recent meetings with them.
The Progressive Conservative party specifically mentioned condos in their Alternative Speech from the Throne in December 2015 and have expressed support for positive changes to the condominium property tax system and with respect to the new Condominium Act.
The Manitoba Liberals have consistently expressed support for reducing the property tax portion paid by condo owners.
The NDP has not offered any property tax reductions for condominiums. Before election day, we will update you again on this important issue and the parties’ commitments.
As candidates come to your building seeking your vote, be sure to tell them that the property tax system is unfair to condominium owners. We also encourage you to contact your local candidates.
Manitoba’s new Condominium Act is now in effect as of February 1, 2015. The new Act contains many changes and to better understand the changes to the Act and the regulations, visit www.manitoba.ca/condo
Click here to view the letter received from the Registrar-General outlining the various changes.