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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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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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HST Property Rebates Do Not Include Third Parties

HST property rebates can sometimes bounce back on an unsuspecting homebuyer. In some cases, buyers of new homes and condos could be asked by Canada Revenue Agency to repay their HST rebate – and sometimes in very large amounts. It happens when a third party has been put on property title in addition to the primary […]

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How to Understand the Fine Print of HST Home Rebates

A great many homebuyers, including those with plenty of experience, get quickly confused when dealing with HST home rebates. There’s a lot of fine print, and more than enough to understand. The problem, of course, is the risk of missing something, or overlooking an important provision. This could well cost the homebuyer many thousands of […]

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Ways to Reinvest Your HST Residential Rental Property Rebate

The New Residential Rental Property Rebate (also known as the NRRP Rebate) is made available to landlords and property owners who meet the guidelines specified by Canada Revenue Agency. The NRRP Rebate is available only to property owners who have paid the HST on a property purchased to be used as a residential rental property. […]

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How the HST Housing Rebate Can Help You Own a Home

If you’re planning to build a new house, or planning to make substantial renovations on an existing house, you could qualify for Ontario’s HST housing rebate. You’ll need to comply with CRA rules and regulations and provide all of the supporting paperwork for the rebate claim. In addition to owner-built homes, the HST housing rebate […]

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