Property Transfer Tax Changes

By now, you might have heard about the changes in the latest budget regarding the property transfer tax. 

Here is what we know:

•There are no changes to the first-time home buyer exemption limits

•All buyers (whether first-time buyers or not) no longer pay property transfer tax on purchases of new homes up to $750,000 in value

•Buyers must be Canadian citizens or a permanent resident

•There is a partial exemption for homes between $750,000.00 and $800,000.00

•Property transfer tax has changed so that there is now a 3% tax on amounts over $2,000,000.00 - the 3% tax is only paid on the amount over $2,000,000.00, not the full price

These rules  are effective for homes closing as of February 17th, 2016 and going forward.

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