Tax Information
Rural Municipality of Montcalm
2016 Financial Plan and Resulting Taxes
 
Reassessment
 
This year is a reassessment year. The Province requires reassessment to occur every two years. For 2016, the values on property is based on sales data from 2014.
 
Most property increases in value, though types of properties don’t always increase in value at the same rate. For 2016, by far the type of property with the greatest value increase is farm property. The table below shows the assessment changes from 2015 to 2016 for all types of property. This shift in assessment values would on its own cause a significant shift in how much your tax bill would be.
 
 
Education Taxes
 
All taxable properties are required to pay school division taxes. Border Land and Red River Valley School Divisions each advise us how much we are required to collect on their behalf. For commercial properties only, there is also the requirement to pay a Provincial Education Levy. The amount that the RM of Montcalm is required to collect for 2016, compared to 2015, is shown below.
 
 
Border Land School Division Office – Phone: 204-324-6491, E-mail: blsd@blsd.ca
Red River Valley School Division Office – Phone: 204-746-2317, E-mail: rrvsd@rrvsd.ca

Please contact the applicable school division with any concerns or questions you have regarding education taxes.
 
Municipal Taxes
 
Total municipal taxes (education is not included) for 2016 increases slightly as shown here.
 
 
The more significant increased costs regarding municipal taxes are:
  • Protective Services, most of which is fire protection, sees an increase in funding from $102,875 to $132,050;
  • With the Provincial requirements for nuisance grounds now in effect, this area increases from $49,100 to $70,400;
  • Weed control increases from $46,235 to $51,057, this is largely because Emerson is no longer a part of Valley Weed Control District ; and
  • The levies for recreation increase as follows:
    • St. Jean from $59,400 to $65,000;
    • Letellier from $40,300 to $60,000 ($130 per residence now levied, full levy now includes larger area);
    • St. Joseph from $29,700 to $50,000 ($130 per residence now levied).
These higher costs were offset in a number of ways to limit the tax increase to 1.2%.
 
Mill Rates, etc.
 
Special Service Levies
Garbage Collection (where applicable)……………….....$132.00 per dwelling
All Recreation Centres………………………………. $130.00 per dwelling plus
- St-Jean Baptiste Recreation Centre: …………………….…0.314 mills
- Letellier Recreation Centre: …………………………………0.846 mills
- St-Joseph Recreation Centre: ………………………………0.744 mills
 Business Tax……………………………………………………………...1.16%
 
MUNICIPAL TAX Rural L.U.D. St-Jean-Baptiste
General Levy 4.168 mills  9.337 mills
Municipal Levy at Large 3.644 mills 3.644 mills
Reserves  1.065 mills 0.471 mills

8.877 mills 13.452 mills



SCHOOL TAX  Farm & Residential Commercial & Other
Borderland S.D. 14.974 mills 25.474 mills
Red River Valley S.D.  12.968 mills 23.468 mills
 
Impact in 2016
 
We’ve looked at a number of properties in Montcalm to get a sense of what all the above will have on taxes. Because of the significant shift in assessment, farm properties would see an increase in taxes even if there was zero increase in education and municipal taxes. Farm is paying a much bigger piece of the pie, as shown by these two charts.
 
 
The significant increase in education dollars is mostly being picked up by farm too, adding to the increased taxes on farm.
 
Changes are expected to be as follows:
Most residential, including acreages, will be close to last year.
Farm properties will increase significantly, most in the range of 30 to 75%.
Business properties will be close to last year.
Actual changes to your taxes will vary.
 
Discount for early payment
The rates are as follows:
1.00% for the month of July, 2016
0.75% for the month of August, 2016
0.25% for the month of September, 2016
Example of discount: $1000.00 tax bill paid in July 2016
 
X 1.00% discount
$ 10.00 SAVING
You pay only $990.00
 
Due Date
 
Current taxes due and payable on or before October 31, 2016. Payments sent by mail must be received by October 31st, or are otherwise subject to penalty. Penalties are calculated at 1% per month or 12% per annum.
 
Other
 
Penalties on any arrears on the tax bills were calculated as of May 31, 2016 and therefore subject to further penalties. Furthermore, if any payments were made on the bill after this date they will not be reflected on the bill, but reflected in our computer system.
 
For further information please contact the municipal office at 204-737-2271.
 
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 pm. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.