Manitoba Payroll Instructions

Turtle Creek Software provides free annual updates for Manitoba and federal tax tables.

Manitoba uses a 'step' table for income tax withholding calculations. Rates and formulas changed slightly in 2017 (inflation adjustment).

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Click here for Canada Federal withholding instructions.
Click here for help with importing the latest withholding tax tables into Goldenseal payroll software.

HINT-- Turtle Creek Software provides free annual updates for Canadian federal and Manitoba provincial tax withholding rates.

Manitoba LCP

The LCP program has been restored, although most employees probably will not use it.

If one of your employees takes a deduction for the labour-sponsored funds provincial tax credit (LCP), create a tax item for their LCP credit. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Payroll Setup from the Costs menu, and choose Tax Items from the submenu.
  2. Click the New button.
  3. Call the Tax Item "Manitoba LCP" plus the employee's name.
  4. Click on the Calculation Method popup field and choose Direct Dollars.
  5. Type in the amount of the credit-- take the lesser of $750 or 15% of the purchase value of approved labour-sponsored venture capital corporation stock, and divide it by the number of pay periods.
  6. Click on the Tax Type popup field and choose Employee Credit.
  7. Click OK.

You'll also need to assign the LCP credit to the employee. Follow these steps:

  1. Choose Payroll Setup from the Costs menu, and choose Tax Packages from the submenu.
  2. Click the New button.
  3. Put a checkmark next to each tax that applies to this employee (including the LCP).
  4. Click OK.
  5. Choose Employees from the Accounts menu.
  6. Locate the employee account.
  7. Click the Payroll Setup button.
  8. Click in the Tax Package field and enter the tax package that you just created.
  9. Click OK.

If several employees use different amounts for LCP, each one will require a separate tax item with the correct amount, and a tax package that includes their deduction.

HINT-- Use the Duplicate button in the Tax Item List window to make a copy of the original and edit the amount. Then, create tax packages for each employee (use the Duplicate command) and select the appropriate LCP Tax Item that you created for that employee.

Contact Info

Winnipeg Tax Services Office:

325 Broadway Avenue
Winnipeg MB
R3C 4T4

Hours of service at the counter:
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (year round)