The Farmland School Tax Rebate (FSTR) was implemented in 2004 to support the rural economy by providing Manitoba farmland owners with school tax relief.
The rebate percentage has increased from 33% in 2004 to 80% in 2019. Landowners are required to submit an annual application to Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC). Once you are registered with MASC and receive a rebate, you will receive a pre-populated application form (electronic or paper) the following year.
Pre-printed 2019 applications have now been mailed to those who received a rebate in 2018. If this is your first time applying for the rebate, application forms and additional information are available below.
Deadline Extension (COVID-19)
The deadline to return completed and signed Farmland School Tax Rebate applications for the 2019 property tax year to MASC has been extended to the earlier of September 21, 2020 or the end of the State of Emergency associated with COVID-19.
Your 2019 property taxes, any penalties or interest charges, and CLPA lease fees must be paid in full by the earlier of September 21, 2020 or the end of the State of Emergency associated with COVID-19.
Now Available for Existing FSTR Clients - Submit your application with myMASC!
Existing FSTR clients can now complete and submit their Farmland School Tax Rebate application online with myMASC - instructions PDF
Note: The online application submission feature is not available for first-time FSTR applicants. First-time applicants are required to submit a paper copy of their application form to an MASC office for processing.
The deadlines to apply for the 2018 and earlier year rebates have now passed.
This website contains general information. The provisions of The Property Tax and Insulation Assistance Act, as amended, including any regulation made thereunder, will prevail.