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What is Land Transfer Tax?

Friday Jun 07th, 2019

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What is Land Transfer Tax? When you buy land or an interest in land in Ontario, you pay Ontario's land transfer tax. Land includes, but is not limited to, any buildings, buildings to be constructed, and fixtures (such as light fixtures, built‑in appliances and cabinetry). In addition, for certain transfers of land within the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, a 15% Non‑Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) may apply. Land transfer tax is normally based on the amount paid for the land, in... [read more]

First-Time Homebuyer? Read This Guide!

Tuesday May 14th, 2019

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There are several key elements to consider when buying your first home. Some might neglect a few of these and be surprised after signing an Agreement of Purchase and Sale or upon closing. Read on to learn more.   Land transfer tax You must pay a provincial and/or municipal (if in Toronto) land transfer tax when you acquire land. It is calculated based on the purchase price, and will vary depending on which province where the land is. This applies only to resale... [read more]

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