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6 Sure Signs that Your Home is in Need of Remodeling

Big house or small, many homeowners are motivated to make physical changes to their home environment. Whether it’s a basic remodel, or a more involved renovation, questions often come up about the GST HST Housing Rebate (also known as the Ontario New Home GST HST Rebate). As personal living conditions change over time, a home […]

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Important Considerations for HST New Housing Rebate

The current global health crisis has created an unpredictable dynamic in the daily lives of people all over the world. In Canada, social distancing measures have been in place for just over a month, with great implications on businesses and the economy. From mandatory closures to temporary layoffs, COVID-19 has left many Ontarians in a […]

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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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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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Substantial Home Renovations Are Eligible For An HST Rebate

Canada Revenue Agency has specific definitions for what is considered a “substantial renovation” and a “major addition”. These definitions relate to eligibility requirements for individuals who want to claim an HST rebate. For purposes of clarity, various types of residential buildings are defined, including those converted to be residential. Like other rebate programs, CRA outlines the […]

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Home Renovations That Qualify For an HST Rebate

Renovating a home can be costly, particularly when it’s a major renovation. But luckily, there are government incentives that allow for some costs to be recovered through rebates of HST tax. For homeowners who plan on doing substantial renovations, or for those who plan to add space to an existing home, there may be eligibility […]

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Do I Qualify For the HST New Housing Rebate?

The Ontario New Home HST Rebate allows home buyers to recover a part of HST that was paid on either a new home or a home that was substantially renovated. The regulations for claiming the HST tax are defined by CRA (Canada Revenue Agency). While not every homebuyer is eligible for the Ontario New Housing […]

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How Much Can You Actually Get With a GST HST New Housing Rebate?

In Ontario, the GST HST New Housing Rebate is claimable for either principal residences or investment properties. Depending on the property (and the specific circumstances) the HST New Housing Rebate could total as much as $30,000. To be eligible, claimants must qualify under either of these conditions: Having purchased a newly built home in the […]

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