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27 September 2022

Why Build a Brand New Home in Ontario

Save On Costs with Ontario HST Rebate When you self-contract the construction of a new house or plan a major renovation of your existing home that consists of tearing the property down its studs and rebuilding it, you may qualify for the Ontario New Home HST Rebate. The program is offered through Canada Revenue Agency and aims to give homeowners back a portion of the amount spent on HST or...

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26 July 2022

Is Your Renovation Enough for the Ontario New Home Rebate

Eligibility Requirements for HST Rebate When building or renovating your home, your property must meet a few standard requirements to qualify for the HST rebate on home renovations. To successfully apply for an HST rebate in Ontario, your application must be submitted within 2 years of completing your renovation. The home must serve as your primary residence (not a rental or vacation home) for...

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07 April 2022

What to Do When Asked to Repay an HST Rebate in Ontario

What is the HST Rebate in Ontario? Since 13% tax (HST) is factored into the cost of every newly built home, the HST Rebate is a program offered in Ontario that discounts property buyers a portion of the tax spent on a newly purchased property, newly built property, or significantly renovated property. Every pre-constructed house or condo in Ontario has the HST tax and rebate incorporated into the...

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22 March 2022

What to Do About HST Rebates When Planning a Demolition

How Does the New Home HST Rebate Work? If it is still within two years of the completion of your newly built or remodelled home, you can apply for the new home HST rebate. To apply for the HST rebate on home renovations, the applicant must be undergoing a significant remodel or building an entirely new structure from on land that you own. If you have hired a contractor or built the home yourself,...

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10 March 2022

How to Collect an HST Rebate when You Purchase on Assignment?

What is the HST Rebate on a New Home or Condo? The New Housing Rebate is a program offered to buyers of newly built properties by the Canada Revenue Agency. These rebates allow property owners to recover some of the costs invested into the purchase of a new house or condo. Purchasing an Investment Property or on Assignment If you’re purchasing your new condo on assignment or as an investment...

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28 February 2022

Properties that Don't Quality for the New Home Rebate

Who Qualifies for Primary Residence? The HST Rebate on Home Renovations has to be a primary residence for either the claimant or one of their relatives. Only immediate family members to the claimant can occupy the property as their primary residence to be considered eligible according to the Canada Revenue Agency. These immediate relatives include someone closely related by blood, marriage,...

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23 December 2021

Is Your Common-Law Partner Eligible for The Ontario New Home Rebate

Principal Residence With the HST rebate on home renovations, the newly built or renovated home must be registered as the principal residence of the rebate applicant. To confirm residency, the name and address of the applicant must appear on public records. Also, the applicant must be the first to live in the home. Who Else Can Live In The Home? The rebate applicant or an immediate family member...

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08 December 2021

Give The Gift of a Home Renovation With the Ontario HST Rebate

The Ontario HST Rebate on a home renovation To claim the HST Rebate on a renovation, a property owner must undertake what the CRA considers a "substantial" renovation or a "major addition" to an existing home – it must constitute a "new" home. Substantial Renovation According to the Canada Revenue Agency, a "substantial" renovation is where the home's interior is completely cleared and...

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Benefits of Building Your Home with the HST Rebate in Ontario

Buying a new home in Ontario is a significant investment and a challenging process in the region’s competitive real estate market. As a result, many prospective home buyers look to buying land or properties that need large-scale renovations instead of buying directly fro...

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Frequently Asked Questions About the HST Rebate in Ontario in 2024

The new housing rebate is a fruitful opportunity for residential property owners and buyers across Ontario who fit the eligibility criteria. The HST Rebate in Ontario is applied to newly built or renovated homes and when applicable, can result in tens of thousands of dollars b...

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