Home Ownership Incentive

Home Buyer Tax Credit

The Government of Canada offers a non-refundable tax credit to help first-time buyers with some of their closing costs.  This Home Buyer Tax Credit (HBTC) will provide up to $750 in tax relief on the purchase of a first home.  The HBTC is calculated by multiplying the lowest personal income tax rate for the year (15 per cent in 2009) by $5,000.  For 2009, the credit will be $750.

To qualify for the HBTC, an individual must purchase a qualifying home and neither the homebuyer or the homebuyer’s spouse or common-law partner can have owned and lived in another home in the year of purchase or any of the four preceding years.

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

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