Land Transfer Tax Rebate
First-time buyers of new and re-sale homes are eligible for rebates on provincial and Toronto land transfer taxes. The maximum that first-time home buyers can receive for provincial land transfer tax (LTT) is $4,000 and for the Toronto LTT its $4,475.
The buyer is considered to be a first-time buyer for the provincial and Toronto LTT if they are at least 18 years of age and must not have previously owned a home anywhere in the world at anytime. If a spouse is involved, the spouse cannot have owned a home or had any ownership interest in a home while he/she was the purchaser's spouse.
If you qualify, your real estate lawyer will claim the rebate electronically when he/she registers your transfer/deed.
Use the Land Transfer Tax Calculator below to see how much you can expect to pay at closing.