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

If you’ve been saving up to renovate your home for some time now: dreaming of new layouts, furnishings, and designs, now might be the time. For those who qualify, the Ontario HST Rebate on New Condo or Home can help the remodel fit within your budget. If you’re unsure whether your renovations are eligible, the […]

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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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Do Investment Properties Qualify for The New Housing HST Rebate in Ontario?

Property buyers, both experienced and novice, are often confused about the new housing rebate when they purchase an investment property in Ontario. If you’re about to close on a property purchase and not quite sure about renting it out, flipping it, or moving in, it pays to understand the ins and outs of the new […]

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

Like many rebate programs offered by the CRA, the Ontario New Home HST Rebate can sometimes be confusing for the average new homeowner. However, once secured, the rebate has the potential to be quite significant and can offset some of the costs of new homeownership. Property owners hiring contractors to build a new home from […]

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