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Published: April 10, 2020

Last Updated: April 10, 2020

Tax Planning for Ontario Land Transfer Tax Reduction for First time Homebuyers

Effective January 1, 2017 the maximum Land Transfer Tax refund for eligible first-time homebuyers will double to $4,000. This means that eligible homebuyers in Ontario would pay no Land Transfer Tax on the first $368,000 of the cost of their first home. From a tax planning point of view if you are a first time homebuyer and have a home purchase scheduled to take place before January 1, 2017 you should ask the vendor if the closing date can be postponed until the new year.


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