Farmland School Tax Rebate

MacGregor Elementary School
Historic school bell, MacGregor Elementary School

Overview

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 its current level of 60%. Landowners are required to submit an annual application to Manitoba Agricultural Services Corporation (MASC). If you received a rebate in 2020, a pre-populated application form will be supplied to you in 2021.

If this is your first time applying for the rebate, application forms and additional information are available below.

Completed and signed 2021 FSTR applications must be received by MASC by March 31, 2022. Your 2021 property taxes, any penalties or interest charges, and Real Estate Services Board (RESB) lease fees must be paid by March 31, 2022.

Now Available for Existing FSTR Clients - Submit your application with myMASC!

Existing FSTR clients can now complete and submit their FSTR application online with myMASC - instructions PDF


Note: First-time applicants must submit a paper copy of their application form to a MASC office for processing.

The deadlines to apply for the 2020 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.

When and How to Apply

COVID-19 Update

The health and well-being of all Manitobans and our employees continues to be important to us. Although we enjoy seeing our clients in-person, we recommend choosing non-contact options whenever possible.

We recognize the importance of submitting your Farmland School Tax Rebate (FSTR) application in a timely fashion. If you need assistance, there are many ways we can help you:

  • If you haven’t done so already, this is also an ideal time to set up your myMASC account. This online portal provides users with many features including applying for the Farmland School Tax Rebate. Look for instructions on how to set up your account (or access an existing one if you already have a myMASC account) on the opposite side of this page.
  • You can call, email, or fax one of our offices. MASC’s website has a listing of all office telephone numbers under Contact. Email us directly at FSTR@masc.mb.ca
  • You can schedule an in-person meeting with a MASC staff member.
    • If you do visit one of our offices, you will notice some changes to our safety protocols. This includes screening questions, sanitizing protocol, and plexiglass barriers.
  • FSTR applications can be dropped off using our secure drop boxes, mailed via Canada Post, or couriered by a provider of your choice.
MASC is following the guidance and direction of Manitoba Public Health. We appreciate your continued patience as we navigate these challenging times.

Application Forms

If you submitted your Farmland School Tax Rebate application online last year, the current FSTR application is now live! To view, complete, and submit your 2021 application, please visit myMASC.

If you completed a paper FSTR application last year, we encourage you to submit your application online this year. To do so, you will receive detailed instructions in your FSTR package. These instructions will guide you in setting up your account whether you are new to myMASC or an existing myMASC account holder.

If you have never before submitted an FSTR application, please select an FSTR Application for Individuals or an FSTR Application for Corporations from your designated ARD and MASC Service Centre. If you are unsure which office to select, visit our Locations page.

Contact

Farmland School Tax Rebate Contact

For additional information, please contact the ARD and MASC Service Centre listed on your application, or send an email to:

FSTR@masc.mb.ca

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