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Identifying HST Rebate Eligible Elements in Your Construction Journey

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31 July 2023
The HST Rebate in Ontario is an excellent opportunity for property owners looking to undergo major construction. Whether you've recently purchased a plot of land to build a brand new property or are planning to tear down an existing home to its studs and renovate it, the HST Rebate on a newly constructed or renovated home can supplement a significant portion of your costs. So much energy, time, and resources are put into building and renovating a property, and the expenses can quickly add up. You can get more out of your budget with Rebate4U and the HST Rebate program in Ontario. Learn more about the elements of your construction journey that can be included in your HST rebate application.
Identifying HST Rebate Eligible Elements in Your Construction Journey

Plans & Design

Because a renovation must be substantial, accounting for approximately 90% of the property to qualify for the HST Rebate on home renovation, you'll need a plan before you start working on your renovation, demolishing walls and removing flooring. You'll most likely need to source architects and renovation contractors to visualize your rebuild and ensure that all aspects are in compliance with local building codes. At this stage, you will also need to file for the required permits to begin construction.

Inspection & Restoration Company

A designated substance survey is likely required before beginning construction if you're tearing down an older home. Mandated by the Ontario government, designated substance surveys are required to detect harmful substances such as asbestos and lead before demolition begins. If a designated substance survey is not completed or filed promptly, the discovery of one of the highlighted substances can suspend progress on your construction. Inspections must be completed by a recognized and certified inspection contractor.

Plumbing & Electrical

Plumbing and electrical are essential infrastructures in modern homes and are more than likely an important part of your renovations, primarily if new bathrooms and kitchens are being implemented. The expenses related to plumbing, HVAC, and electrical services may be eligible for the HST rebate on home renovations.

Contractors (flooring, windows, drywall, etc.)

Once the framework for your newly built property is ready, you'll need to organize your renovation contractors for flooring, windows, drywall, interior design, cupboards, countertops, and other elements of your home. You can have one renovation contractor manage this entire process or source all your contractors individually. Regardless of how you choose to divvy up the work, it's essential that you retain all of your invoices of materials and services to submit with the Rebate4U team for your application.

How to Apply for the HST Rebate on Home Renovations

If your construction meets the criteria for the HST Rebate Program in Ontario and has been completed within the past 2 years, you can receive thousands back through Canada Revenue Agency. Collect all your invoices and documents from each state of work and contact a trusted rebate specialist at Rebate4U. Our team will assess your eligibility and guide you through the application process. With more than a decade of experience with successful applications and millions of dollars in rebates attained, the Rebate4U team has the unique understanding to maximize your return. To find out if your property qualifies, book a consultation with Rebate4U.

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