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    HST Rebate

    We have special expertise in identifying and obtaining the maximum rebate of up to $30,000 related to the GST/HST New Housing Rebate and the GST/HST New Residential Rental Property Rebate.

    The following are activities which may qualify for a rebate:

    - Purchasing a new home or condo

    - Purchasing a new rental property

    - Substantial renovation of a home

    - Building a major addition to a home

    - Building a new home

    Personal Residences: To qualify for the GST/HST rebate for a new home or condo purchase as a personal residence, the property must be the primary principal residence of the purchaser or their immediate family. This criteria applies to both the purchase of a new residence or the substantial renovation/major addition to an existing home. Another important criteria is that the property is not "flipped" after purchase or renovation. "Substantial renovation" is defined as changes to at least 90% of a home's interior (i.e. the home was gutted). A "major addition" typically requires floor space of a home to double.

    Rental Properties: To qualify for the GST/HST rebate for a rental property, a tenant must be signed up on a rental agreement with a term of at least 1 year. The start date of the rental period can be prior to the closing date, if tenancy is ongoing at the closing date. Similar to a personal property purchase, the property should not "flipped" after acquisition if intending to qualify of the rebate.

    How Much Rebate? The rebate consists of a provincial and federal portion which is subject to several criteria. The provincial HST portion in Ontario (8%) is eligible for a 75% rebate up to a maximum of $24,000 for purchases of new homes/condominiums or a maximum of $16,080 in the case of most qualifying renovations. The federal HST portion (5%) is eligible for a 36% rebate up to a maximum of $6,300. However, the federal rebate is incrementally phased out for purchases above $350,000 and is entirely phased out at a purchase price of $450,000 or higher. The federal rebate for renovations is phased out based on the fair market value of the home at the time of substantial completion of the renovation.

    We Are Here To Help: Our consultation process first involves assessing your eligibility for the rebate, which can usually be requested up to two years following the closing date (for renovations the deadline is two years following the earlier of substantial completion or occupancy). We will ensure that all eligible HST expenses are included in your claim and that the required paperwork is submitted to CRA to maximize the rebate obtained.

    Contact us today to discuss how we can start the process to obtain your HST rebate.

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