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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 to […]

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Five Signs Your Home Needs a Renovation

Living right starts at home. Your home is the most important place in your life; your home condition impacts your moods, health, and activities directly. For this exact reason, taking care of your home is a must. Your home is comparable to your body, it needs regular check-ups and occasional extensive examinations. When it is […]

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What to Consider When Planning a Major Renovation

Once the decision has been made to renovate a home (or condo), the most important thing is to have a viable plan. Good planning makes for better decision-making and better outcomes for the long term. Also important is to talk to experts – whether it’s for financing, for legal issues, or for the actual contracting. […]

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What is the Ontario Condo Rebate?

The Ontario Condo Rebate, also known as the New Residential Rental Property Rebate, is open to both Canadian and foreign investors. The rebate allows you to receive an HST rebate on a new home (or condo). To qualify for the Ontario Condo Rebate you must provide proof of a one-year lease for the property you […]

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How the Legalization of Cannabis will Affect Landlords in Canada

The legalization of cannabis will affect landlords in Canada since renters won’t know what to do about banning its use inside their rental properties. October 17th, 2018, was the official date for its legalization and landlords are more worried than ever. Many have started acting and prohibiting tenants from using cannabis. However, many tenants feel […]

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