Payments for taxes, utilities and accounts receivable can be made by the following options:
TIPPS (Tax Installments Payment Plan) – Please complete the Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement Form and return to the RM Office. Payments will be deducted from your bank account on the 15th of each month. This can be used for taxes, utilities and/or Accounts Receivable. More information can be found below.
E-Transfer – Please send e-transfers to email@example.com. Automatic deposit is activated, however if your financial institution requires a password, please email us separately with the password chosen. Hints such as pet name, car I drive or where I work, are not helpful as we do not know this information for each resident. Some financial institutions have delays, plan accordingly.
On-Line Banking - Available with most Credit Unions. Search for Whitehead, RM – Taxes or Water. Account number will be 6 digits. Please call or email the RM office for help with this information.
Cheque – We accept cheques (current or post-dated) at any time of the year! Place the cheque in the secure mailbox at the end of the ramp at the RM office or send via Canada Post to RM of Whitehead, Box 107, Alexander MB, R0K 0A0. Please remember payments can take 7-10 days to get to us via Canada Post, plan accordingly.
If you are unsure of your total amount owing, we encourage you to phone or email the office to confirm the outstanding balance before writing your cheques out at home. A receipt for TAXES will be emailed/mailed to you when your payment is processed.
The Rural Municipality of Whitehead offers TIPPS (Tax Installment Payment Plan Service) for Property Taxes. TIPPS is a monthly tax installment payment plan where taxpayers can have automatic withdrawals in consecutive months for taxes rather than a single annual payment.
Why are we offering TIPPS?
TIPPS will divide your annual payment into monthly payments. The only requirement to take advantage of TIPPS is a chequing account at any Canadian Financial Institution.
What are my monthly payments going to be?
A monthly payment amount is calculated by dividing your most recent annual tax statement by 12 installment payments; rounded up to the nearest dollar. Payments begin November 15th of this year until the account is paid in full by the tax due date of October 31st. There is no service charge.
If there are any changes to your annual tax levy, payment amounts will be adjusted accordingly in July of each year. At the time of the annual tax billing (June), you will be notified of the total amount of installments paid to date and the calculation of the new installment amounts for the remaining payment in that year.
All TIPPS payments are sent to the municipal bank on the 15th of each month, and they should be deducted from your bank account on 15th to 17th day of the month. You must give written permission on our Pre-Authorized Debit Application before the withdrawals begin.
Current year's taxes and supplemental taxes must be paid in full by October 31 before the TIPPS program commences for the following year's taxes.
Cancellation / NSF
You may withdraw from TIPPS by providing written notice a minimum of two weeks before the next payment date. It is important to understand; if you withdraw or you plan is cancelled, all unpaid taxes become due and payable, and are subject to penalties in accordance with the Financial Plan By-Law.
If any payments are missed or returned, the Rural Municipality of Whitehead has the option to cancel the agreement and all unpaid taxes become due and payable and are subject to penalties in accordance with the Financial Plan By-Law. There will be a charge on all returned or NSF payments in accordance with the Annual Schedule of Fees By-Law. In the event of a second returned payment, the property will automatically be removed form the TIPPS program.
Changing Bank Accounts
Change to your chequing account? Advise the Municipal Office by providing a new VOID cheque at least two weeks prior to the next payment date. Payments returned due to invalid banking information will be subject to a NSF service charge.
Signing up for TIPPS
To sign up for the TIPPS program, click here to download the Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement Form, or pick up an application form at the RM office. Complete and sign this form and return it along with a VOID cheque to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/drop it off at the RM of Whitehead Office.
Utility and Accounts Receivable Invoices
Utility and Accounts Receivable invoices can also be automated on your Pre-Authorized Debit Agreement Form. The balance of these invoices would be deducted on the 15th of the month that invoice is due.
If you have any questions please call our office at 204-752-261 for more information.
Please send e-transfers to email@example.com.
Automatic deposit is activated.
If your financial institution requires a password, please email us separately with the password chosen.
Hints such as pet name, car I drive or where I work, are not helpful as we do not know this information for each resident.
In the comments section please indicate what the payment is for;
Examples could be Building Permit Inv#XX, Property Taxes Roll 123456, Water Invoice 123456, Well Key Inv#xx etc
Available with most Credit Unions.
Search for Whitehead, RM – Utilities or Taxes Whitehead, RM – Taxes.
The Account number will be the 6 digits (your roll number) located at the top of your water or tax invoice before the space or the decimal.
Please call or email the RM office for help with this information.
We accept post-dated at any time of the year.
Please remember, if dated for after the due date, an interest penalty will be applied to your account the first of each month until paid in full.
Send a cheque or money order payable to the Rural Municipality of Whitehead along with the bottom detachable portion of your bill.
The payment must be received by the office on or before due dates to avoid penalty.
Our mailing address is;
Rural Municipality of Whitehead
Alexander, Manitoba R0K 0A0
Payments of cash, cheque or debit card may be made at the Municipal Office (517 2nd Avenue, Alexander) during regular business hours.
Please note we do not accept payments by credit card.