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Who is on your home’s title may affect your HST rebate

If you’re buying a newly built property to live in, be aware of who you put on your property’s title because it will affect your eligibility for an HST rebate. If you share the title with someone who is not your immediate family (spouse, children, parents or siblings), and is not living with you, no […]

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5 misconceptions about HST rebates

HST rebates can go a long way in helping homeowners reclaim some of the costs of purchasing, building property, or undergoing substantial renovations. But there is a lot of misinformation out there about the government’s HST rebate program. Rebate4U busts five of the most common myths to help you receive a nice cheque in the […]

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How much money will you receive from an HST rebate

It might be hard to believe, but the government has an HST new housing rebate program that gives homeowners some of their money back. HST rebates gives homeowners a chance to claim back a portion of their property’s HST from the CRA – whether it’s a personal property or investment property. Homeowners qualify if their […]

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What housing rebates or credits are available for home renovations?

Did you know that if you substantially renovate your home, you are eligible for a government HST housing rebate? To be eligible, it’s important to understand that substantially renovating your home means that 90 per cent of your property’s interior has changed, which means that your home was essentially gutted. You can also apply if […]

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Do you qualify for an HST home rebate?

It would be great if every homeowner qualified for an HST housing rebate, but that is not the case. The amount homeowners can receive varies from province to province. For example, the maximum provincial rebate in Ontario is $24,000, while in British Columbia, you can receive up to $42,500. On top of that, there’s a […]

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Are you eligible for an HST rebate if you’re an investor?

Many property investors might have the misconception that they’re only eligible for the government’s HST rebate if the property is their principal residence. This isn’t correct. In fact, investors can receive up to $30,000, similar to homeowners who purchase a new condo or house. When buying a home or a condo, your builder will ask […]

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Avoiding Mistakes with Your Ontario HST Rebate Application

Homeowners applying for an Ontario HST rebate can benefit from a cash refund that’s based on the HST paid out on their property purchase. In Ontario, the HST rebate (and the HST rebate on a new condo) are offered if you have built a new home or condo. As long as eligibility has been confirmed, […]

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Types of Homes Eligible for the New Home HST Rebate in Ontario

The Ontario New Home HST Rebate makes it possible for new homebuyers to recover a portion of their HST tax after purchasing a new property. The property must be either a newly built home OR an existing home that has undergone “substantial renovations” (this qualifies under the HST Rebate on home renovations). These Ontario rebates […]

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