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Brandon’s municipal taxes for business are very competitive with cities across Canada. In 2016 KMPG’s International Guide to Business Location, Competitive Alternatives, ranked Brandon 3rd lowest of 34 Canadian cities surveyed. Among other Manitoba communities Brandon has the second lowest commercial mill rate behind only Winnipeg, it must noted that Brandon does not levy a separate business tax as Winnipeg does.

 

City of Brandon Property Tax Mill Rates, 2016
  Municipal Local Education Foundation Total
Residential 15.852 14.497 0 30.349
Commercial 15.852 14.497 10.500 40.849

 

2016 Residential & Commercial Mill Rate Comparison (Education & Municpal combined)
Community Residential Mill Rate Commercial Mill Rate Business Tax
Brandon 30.349 40.849 0
Dauphin 34.604 45.104 0
Portage la Prairie    23.210 33.710 0
Steinbach 28.174 38.674 0
Thompson 39.509 50.009 4.49% of Annual Rental Value
**Winnipeg 27.214 38.104 5.70% of Annual Rental Value

**Winnipeg, local education based on average of all 8 school divisions.
See the Manitoba Assessment Branch website for more detail on how property taxes are assessed.
 

Commercial Property Tax Rankings
City Prov Rank 
Prince Albert SK 1
Moose Jaw SK 2
Brandon MB 3
Lethbridge AB 4
Saulte St Marie ON 5
Saskatoon SK 5
Barrie ON 6
Lloydminster AB 6
Niagara ON 7
Medicine Hat AB 8
Red Deer AB 9
Edmonton AB 10
Belleville QC 11
Thunder Bay ON 12
Quebec City QC 13
Charlottetown PEI 14
Sydney BC 15
Regina SK 16
Saint John NB 17
Sherbrooke QC 18
Grande Prairie AB 19
Windsor-Essex ON 20
Gatineau QC 21
Truro NS 22
Moncton NB 23
Fredericton NB 24
Kelowna BC 25
Calgary AB 26
Winnipeg MB 27
St. John's NL 27
Vancouver BC 28
Halifax NS 29
Toronto ON 30
Montreal QC 31

Source: KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2016 Business Costs Study
 

Corporate Taxes and Payroll Costs 2016 
Canada & Manitoba    Federal    Provincial Total
Total Federal & Provincial Corporate Income Tax Rate 15% 12% 27%
Total Federal & Provincial Small Business Income Tax Rate 10.5% 0% 10.5%
 
Provincial Retail Sales Tax 8.0%                           
Federal Goods & Services Tax (GST) 5.0%                           
 
Major Payroll Costs (Statutory)                           Rate
Employment Insurance 1.88% to maximum of $955.04
Canada Pension Plan 4.95% to a maximum of $2544.30
Payroll Tax  under $1.25 million exempt
Payroll Tax - between $1.25 Million and $2.5 Million 4.3% on the amount in exess of $1.25 Million
Payroll Tax -  Above $2.5 Million 2.15% of the total payroll

Source: Manitoba Finance Canada Revenue Agency

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Economic Development Brandon
City of Brandon
410-9th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A2
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