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Land Transfer Tax

 
 

The Government of Ontario levies a Land Transfer Tax (LTT) on any Transfer on an interest in land in Ontario, subject to limited exceptions. The tax must be remitted by the Purchaser/Transferee and is payable on the date of registration and is calculated as follows:

  • 0.5% of the value of consideration for the transfer (purchase price) up to and including $55,000;
  • 1% of the value of the consideration which exceeds $55,000 up to and including $250,000;
  • 1.5% of the value of the consideration which exceeds $250,000; and
  • 2% of the amount by which the value of the consideration exceeds $400,000 for land that contains at least one and not more than two single family residences.
 
 

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First time home buyers may be entitled to a refund of the LTT, up to a maximum of $2,000. This refund is claimed at the time of registration. To claim the refund, you must swear an affidavit stating:

  • You are at least 18 years old;
  • You will occupy the home as your principle residence within 9 months after the date of transfer;
  • You have not previously owned a home, or interest in a home, anywhere in the world; and
  • Your spouse has not owned a home, or interest in a home, anywhere in the world while being your spouse. 

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