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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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The History of HST Real Estate Rebates in Canada

HST stands for Harmonized Sales Tax – it’s essentially a combination of two taxes. The first tax is a 5% Federal Goods and Services Tax, which is commonly referred to as GST. The second tax is an 8% Ontario Provincial Sales T, commonly referred to as PST. In combination, the HST totals 13%.

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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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Some Quick Facts On HST Rebates For New Homes Or Pre-Construction Condos

In this overheated real estate market, there is so much for new homebuyers to think about. For those thinking about a brand new build, or a pre-construction condominium, there’s a very good chance that a sizeable HST rebate is available on the property.  With certain pre-conditions, and when the right paperwork is submitted, this type […]

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Who Is Eligible To Claim a HST Housing Rebate?

Through Canada Revenue Agency, HST housing rebates are available for real estate transactions that include new homes, building materials, and specific home renovations. Important to know, however, is exactly what types of real estate qualify for rebates, and which individuals can apply. To be eligible for a rebate, a property must be newly built, purchased, […]

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Some Condominium Purchasers Could Lose Their HST Rebate

In today’s real estate landscape, it’s not uncommon for a condo purchaser to purchase in June and close even one year later. It’s also not uncommon to have a time gap between the closing date and the move in date. So much so, that a buyer might decide to rent out the property prior to […]

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Why Does Ontario Rebate the HST on New Homes?

HST housing rebates are available to Ontario residents through Canada Revenue Agency. Residents can claim an HST rebate on a newly built home that will be the principal residence OR an investment property that will be used as a rental. These rebates allow individuals to recover portions of the provincial taxes and federal taxes that […]

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How Do I Get the HST Back on My New Home?

The New Home HST Rebate allows a homeowner to recover a certain portion of HST that was paid on a newly built home or on a substantially renovated home. It is sometimes referred to as the Ontario New Housing Rebate and only applies to the primary residence of the owner. When a homeowner applies for […]

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