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How to Recover New Home Costs with the HST Rebate in Ontario

Building a new home or doing a wide-scale remodel is often one of the most significant purchases that we make in our lifetime. A new or remodelled home is a costly endeavour and a substantial financial responsibility from the time investment, materials, and labour. So, recovering some of the investment dollars can be a welcome […]

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How Will Your HST Rebate be Affected If Your Renovations Were Delayed? 

The last year or two have been incredibly frustrating for anyone trying to get home improvements going, mainly because of the delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders and non-essential workers have made it difficult to start a home renovation, never mind completing one. Renovation delays and interruptions are also posing problems for homeowners […]

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How Do I Know If My Home Renovation Is Eligible For The Ontario HST Rebate?

Although the Ontario New Home HST Rebate can provide some HST relief for new homebuyers, several eligibility criteria must be satisfied. Homebuyers should also realize that the rebate isn’t always available to them.

For example, the HST Rebate on home renovations has several criteria that must be fully satisfied. Otherwise, the rebate may be challenged by Canada Revenue Agency and may be disallowed (in addition to monetary penalties).

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How to Apply for the Ontario HST Rebate on a Substantially Renovated Home

Homeowners applying for an HST Rebate in Ontario may qualify for an HST Rebate on home renovations. This is a specific rebate for applicants who have completed a “substantial renovation” on their home, added a “major addition” to their home, or converted a non-residential home into a residential home. “Substantial renovations” are defined by Canada […]

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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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Ensuring Your Eligibility for The HST Rebate in Ontario

The Ontario New Home HST Rebate is a great opportunity for homeowners who have built a new home or completed significant renovations on an existing home, either on their own or by self contracting to recuperate some of the costs. However, many property owners struggle with the eligibility requirements when applying for the Ontario New […]

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Why Work with a Tax Specialist When Applying For Your New Condo Rental Rebate? 

The HST Rebate on new condos in Ontario is a great opportunity to recover a significant chunk of costs spent on new purchases or remodels and is definitely a worthwhile endeavour. However, to the average homeowner, the application process can be confusing, stressful, and complicated. With various HST rebates in Ontario available, it can be […]

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