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Understanding the SR&ED Tax Incentive Program

For those who are unfamiliar, Canada’s SR&ED Tax Incentive Program was created to encourage research and development. Also known as Scientific Research and Experimental Development, the program offers valuable tax credits to qualifying businesses. The SR&ED Program is federally governed, with tax incentives that are designed to encourage all types of Canadian businesses (in all sectors) to […]

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The History of HST Real Estate Rebates in Canada

HST stands for Harmonized Sales Tax – it’s essentially a combination of two taxes. The first tax is a 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax, which is commonly referred to as GST. The second tax is an 8% Ontario Provincial Sales T, commonly referred to as PST. In combination, the HST totals 13%.

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Substantial Home Renovations Are Eligible For An HST Rebate

Canada Revenue Agency has specific definitions for what is considered a “substantial renovation” and a “major addition”. These definitions relate to eligibility requirements for individuals who want to claim an HST rebate. For purposes of clarity, various types of residential buildings are defined, including those converted to be residential. Like other rebate programs, CRA outlines the […]

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Some Quick Facts On HST Rebates For New Homes Or Pre-Construction Condos

In this overheated real estate market, there is so much for new homebuyers to think about. For those thinking about a brand new build, or a pre-construction condominium, there’s a very good chance that a sizeable HST rebate is available on the property.  With certain pre-conditions, and when the right paperwork is submitted, this type […]

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Who Is Eligible To Claim a HST Housing Rebate?

Through Canada Revenue Agency, HST housing rebates are available for real estate transactions that include new homes, building materials, and specific home renovations. Important to know, however, is exactly what types of real estate qualify for rebates, and which individuals can apply. To be eligible for a rebate, a property must be newly built, purchased, […]

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Some Condominium Purchasers Could Lose Their HST Rebate

In today’s real estate landscape, it’s not uncommon for a condo purchaser to purchase in June and close even one year later. It’s also not uncommon to have a time gap between the closing date and the move in date. So much so, that a buyer might decide to rent out the property prior to […]

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Understanding the SR&ED Tax Incentive Program

For those who are unfamiliar, Canada’s SR&ED Tax Incentive Program was created to encourage research and development. Also known as Scientific Research and Experimental Development, the program offers valuable tax credits to qualifying businesses. The SR&ED Program is federally governed, with tax incentives that are designed to encourage all types of Canadian businesses (in all sectors) to […]

Read More

The History of HST Real Estate Rebates in Canada

HST stands for Harmonized Sales Tax – it’s essentially a combination of two taxes. The first tax is a 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax, which is commonly referred to as GST. The second tax is an 8% Ontario Provincial Sales T, commonly referred to as PST. In combination, the HST totals 13%.

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