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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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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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How to Claim the GST/HST New Housing Rebate

In Ontario, it’s possible to claim the GST/HST new housing rebate when purchasing a new home or condominium from a builder. This new housing rebate is also available when hiring a builder to construct a new home. Like many government-supported incentives, the new housing rebate can get confusing and complicated when trying to accommodate all […]

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Condo Flippers Must be Vigilant With Their Real Estate Transactions

Condo flippers should understand what defines a real estate flip Be aware “condo flippers” if you’re planning to sell a condo that you’ve recently bought as an investment, be aware that CRA is watching carefully – especially if you’ve never moved in. Indeed, CRA has become ever more watchful when it comes to reporting capital […]

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