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How does HST work for new properties

How does HST work for new properties?

Hi there - I am a real estate investor and I want to know how to find out if I have to pay HST on my property?  If so, how much will the HST be for my investment property?AnswerIf a property is new construction (as opposed to resale), HST on the property must be paid to the CRA at the time of title transfer and final closing.   If you are purchasing a new build preconstruction ...

How much HST do I pay for a house?

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Hi, I am closing on a property soon. It is a house and not a condo.  Do I need to worry about paying the HST for this?  I do not plan to live there but to use the  new home as an income ...AnswerAll new construction purchased from a builder in Ontario is subject to HST - whether the new property is a house, condo or townhome.     When a builder has you sign the agreement of ...

HST applied to new residential housing in Ontario

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Hi HST Relief,   I need more information on how HST is applied to residential housing in Ontario.  What should I expect when closing a tonwhouse I bought in richmond hill?  Will there be ...AnswerYes, there is HST applied to new construction real estate anywhere in Ontario - regardless if the condo, house or townhouse was purchased in Toronto, the GTA or anywhere else across Ontario.  Some ...
What does the future hold for real estate in Toronto

What does the future hold for real estate in Toronto?

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The team at HST Relief met last week to listen to CIBC's Deputy Chief Economist, Benjamin Tal, speak about the future of Toronto's real estate market with cautious optimisim.   What are the positive signs pointing to a healthy real estate market in Ontario?   For one, prices ...

Federal HSt rebate protion

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Inaddition to getting Provincial HST back, I wondering how much HST you get back for federal HST rebate. I purchased a preconstruction house in 2014 Dec for $405,000.   I closed house in June ...AnswerGood question.  Yes, we have a work around for this that we use for our clients.    Both the Fed and Provincial portions of the rebate ask about the Fair Market Value.  It is true ...

HST Rebate for AirBnB

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I understand that you must rent an investment property in order to qualify for the HST rental rebate.  Can I show my earnings from Airbnb (I am claiming it in my taxes with CRA) to get the rebate ...AnswerGood question.  The Rental Rebate requirements to get the rebate portion of HST back ask for the submission of a 1 year lease agreement to CRA along with the application.  If you do not submit ...

I got $18,000 in HST back!

I bought a condo from Liza developments and as soon as I closed on the property, HST Relief filed with CRA to get my money back.  It was an excellent experience and I am happy that HST Relief was there to help! I would have no idea how to navigate the forms myself.

Home bought for an investment and HST in Ontario

My question is - is the HST due for new construction only apply to new condos or also applies to a home that I bought as an investment?  The home is not in Toronto but in Barrie and is new constr ...AnswerYes, HST is applied to all new construction real estate in Ontario.  The same amount of HST is due whether or not you have purchased a new construction condo, townhouse or house anywhere in Ontario. ...

Costs for the HST of new home rental investment property

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Hi,   My client is purchasing a new home from a builder.  What additional costs should they plan for?AnswerGreat question.  Usually your solicitor or real estate lawyer is a good person to explain all the costs associated with closing on an investment property.  When you are buying new construction, ...

Investment properties line of credit (loc) in Canada

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Can I get a line of credit to help me with some of the expenses and HST and other closing costs for my new investment income property that I purchased in Ontario?AnswerTechnically, the schedule A banks are not mandated to lend for tax-related purposes, which means that a bank will not provide a line of credit to cover the HST due on closing.  Mortgages can not be ...

Is there HST payback on my investment property?

I heard I can get some of the money I paid for the HST on my new investment property as a sort of payback.  How can I get this HST back?AnswerYes, if you are purchasing a new construction property to be used as an investment, then you will both 1) owe a portion of the HST on final closing and 2) be able to get this money back by filing for a ...

How much HST do you pay on a new home in Caledonia?

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I bought a new home in Caledonia, Ontario from a developer called Empire.  It won't be closing for a while, but I want to be prepared with how much HST I will owe on closing.  How much HST ...AnswerGood question.  The amount of HST due on closing is a portion of the total HST - some is included on the sticker price you sign with the builder and some is due on closing.  These calculations are ...

Built a new home - is there an HST rebate?

My dad build a new home on a piece of land that my grandparents own.  Is there any sort of HST rebate for this type of new home?AnswerYes, there is.  This is a version of the substantial renovation rebate. Our company, HST Relief, puts together these filings for clients like your father.  The maximum rebate you can receive ...


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I paid HST on the new build condo I bought in the Greater Toronto Area.  how do I file for a HST Rebate?  I believe I can get some of this money back.AnswerYes, if you are renting our your new condo, then you will owe a portion of HST on final closing when the building registers.  Keep in mind, you will also owe other money in closing costs such as: ...

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