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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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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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Understanding Ontario’s HST New Housing Rebate

With the Ontario New Housing Rebate, there’s much to understand and much that can be confusing. That’s why homebuyers have so many questions when purchasing either a new home or a pre-construction condominium. Depending on what you’re purchasing, Ontario’s New Housing HST Rebate can be quite substantial. The trick is to understand the basic principles […]

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The HST New Housing Rebate When You Build Your Own Home

Whether you’re buying a new home, or building a new home, Ontario’s HST New Housing Rebate can be helpful in diminishing the financial stress and strain. The HST New Housing Rebate was created in an effort to help new homeowners with ever-rising costs. This rebate program runs through CRA (Canadian Revenue Agency) and takes about […]

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