Manitoba School Tax Credit for Homeowners
The Manitoba School Tax Credit for Homeowners is a refundable credit designed to help Manitobans who are paying school tax for their home.
You can claim this credit if you meet the following conditions:
- You or your spouse or common-law partner were 65 of age or older on December 31
- Your family income is less than $23,800
- You or your spouse or common-law partner owns, is buying, or is a life tenant of a principal residence
- The assessed school tax for that residence is more than $160 for the year, and
- The person claiming the tax credit didn’t receive a $200 advanced payment from Manitoba Finance in May or June 2020 for the seniors economic recovery credit
Note: The person who’s claiming the school tax credit for homeowners must also be the person who claims the Manitoba education property tax credit.
If you own a mobile home, special rules might apply.
If you’re a tenant, you must apply to Manitoba Family Services by contacting the Provincial Services Office:
- If you live in Winnipeg, call 204-945-2197
- If you live outside of Winnipeg, call 1-877-587-6224 or
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, see School Tax Assistance for Tenants 55 Plus (STAT 55+).
You’ll need to enter the school tax part of the municipal property tax assessed for your principal residence for 2020, in H&R Block’s tax software. This amount is the assessed value of the school taxes for your residence before the Manitoba education property tax credit advance was deducted.
You’ll also need to enter the community revitalization levy amount shown on your municipal property tax statement, if applicable.
Follow these steps in H&R Block's 2020 tax software:
Before you begin, make sure you tell us that you lived in Manitoba on December 31, 2020.
- Under the PREPARE tab, click the OTHER icon. You'll find yourself here:
- Under the SPECIFIC CREDITS FOR YOUR PROVINCE heading, select the checkbox labelled Manitoba school tax credit for homeowners and click Continue.
- When you arrive at the Manitoba school tax credit for homeowners page, select Yes next to the question: Were you a homeowner at the end of 2020?
- Enter your information into the tax software.
Note: You’ll need to enter the school tax part of the municipal property tax assessed for your principal residence for 2020. This amount is the assessed value of the school taxes for your residence before the Manitoba education property tax credit advance was deducted.