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Tips for working smarter – not harder – with Manitoba Finance on tax issues

Depending on the nature of your business, you may have to comply with rules and deadlines for the Retail Sales Tax (PST), the Health or the Post Secondary Education Tax Levy (payroll tax) and many other provincial taxes.

When working with Manitoba Finance to obtain information or to manage compliance and enforcement measures, we know you want a successful experience. To help manage your interactions, you can:

  • Request written tax rulings: Manitoba Finance will honour their written information even if it is later found to be inaccurate. Requests can be made by contacting Manitoba Finance or via the online service, TAXcess.
  • Know who you are talking to: If you request it, Tax Services employees are to provide their full name.
  • Make sure they live up to service standards: The department’s Vision, Mission, Fairness and Operating Principles outlines your taxpayer rights for courtesy, accuracy, dispute resolution and so on.

CFIB is interested in your experiences with provincially-administered taxes. If you have questions or comments, contact a CFIB Business Counsellor.

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