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Helping Manitobans Make Ends Meet - Carbon Tax Relief Fund

Carbon Tax Relief Fund

As part of ongoing efforts to help Manitobans, the 2023 Carbon Tax Relief Fund will support approximately 700,000 Manitobans to address the negative impacts of rising winter costs.


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How to apply


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Payments will be sent to all adult singles and couples with 2021 family net income under $175,000. 
  • Persons’ family net income and marital status will be determined based on their 2021 Manitoba income tax return.
  • For couples, the payment will be sent to the spouse or common-law partner that has the lower individual net income.
  • Payments will be $225 for the single Manitobans and $375 for couples, with the lower income earner receiving the payment.
  • For single individuals, this is simply their own net income, while for couples it is the sum of their net incomes.
  • Persons must have filed their 2021 Manitoba income tax return by December 31, 2022 in order to be eligible.
  • Those who filed their 2021 income tax return after December 31, 2022 are not eligible.
  • Persons who have died are not eligible for the payment.
  • However, if they have a surviving cohabiting spouse or common-law partner, that person is eligible to receive the payment.
  • Cheques will start being mailed by February 2023.
  • It may up to six weeks for all cheques to be mailed given the number of cheques to be sent
  • Cheques will automatically be mailed to person eligible to receive a payment.
  • A cheque will be mailed to the same person’s address used for their 2021 Manitoba income tax return.
  • Those who met the eligibility criteria, but did not receive a cheques, should contact Manitoba Government Inquiry
  • It is best to wait until March 31, 2023 to allow time for all of the cheques to be mailed.
  • It is estimated that approximately 698,000 payments will be sent to Manitobans, totalling approximately $200 million.
  • No. The payments are being legislated as refundable tax credits under the Income Tax Act and will not be taxable.
  • No. The payments are being administered outside of the income tax return system. Those who didn’t receive an advance payment should contact Manitoba Government Inquiry.
  • No. The Manitoba government will not contact you about the Carbon Tax Relief Fund. There is no need to apply. If you are eligible, the cheque will be sent to you directly.

Contact us

  • Call: 204-945-3744 or 1-866-626-4862 (Toll-Free)