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New Housing Rebate vs New Residential Rental Property Rebate

Like many government-backed tax rebates, navigating through the rules and regulations can get confusing. The pre-requisites are often hard to understand and it’s not that uncommon to make mistakes. That’s why it’s important to understand the difference between the GST/HST New Home Rebate and the GST/HST Rental Property Rebate. This will ensure a complete and […]

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Wondering About New Home Rebates in Ontario?

Sometimes referred to as new housing rebates, new home rebates in Ontario are available to those who purchase a new home or condo directly from a builder, or who hire a builder to build a new home. In Ontario, the HST rebate is often assigned to the vendor on closing. This rebate then allows the […]

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Home Renovation Rebates in Ontario

For homeowners who may be unaware, there are home renovation rebates in Ontario that are available through Canada Revenue Agency. These are HST rebates, with eligibility requirements that every individual must meet. In fact, Canada Revenue Agency has very specific definitions for what they consider to be a “substantial renovation” or a “major addition” to an […]

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How the HST Rebate Applies to New Condo Owners in Toronto

For new condo owners in Toronto, or for those about to purchase, it’s important to understand some of the unique elements of the HST rebate. Needless to say, there’s a lot to think about when purchasing a new condo. But with a sizeable HST rebate available, it’s worthwhile to understand the eligibility requirements. When certain pre-conditions are satisfied, […]

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Claiming The HST Rebate On A Newly Built Home

The Government of Canada, through Canada Revenue Agency, has established a New Housing HST Rebate Program. It allows homeowners to recover thousands of dollars of HST that was paid out on a newly built home. With a retroactive claims period that is limited to just two years, homeowners need to assertive when claiming the HST […]

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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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Your Landlord Is Selling The Property. Can You Be Forced To Move Out?

If your landlord is selling the property you live in, you have certain rights during the transaction, and you have certain responsibilities. Obviously, as a tenant, you’ll have many questions to ask. When will the sale take place? Can I find a similar residence? How long do I have to make a move? Probably the […]

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GST/HST new housing rebate application for owner-built houses

If you’re a property owner filling out a GST/HST new housing rebate application, it’s important to comply with all the guidelines, and provide all the requisite paperwork. You will be using the GST/HST new housing rebate application if you’ve built a brand new house, or if you’ve made a substantial renovation to your house. How […]

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