Published: August 12, 2021
Last Updated: August 25, 2021
Toronto tax expert David Rotfleisch pointed out the constitutional challenges such as tax on Canadian non-residents in acquiring real estate in Canada.
“In B.C., the foreign buyer’s tax is 20% of the fair market value of the real property and applies to foreign nationals. In this context, foreign nationals refers to individuals who are not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. For properties that are acquired jointly by multiple taxpayers where some taxpayers are liable for the foreign buyer’s tax while others are not, the foreign buyer’s tax applies proportionately to the liable parties’ interests.
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