Land Transfer Tax Rebates (Provincial and Toronto) Program
First-time buyers of new and re-sale homes are eligible to receive rebates of the provincial and Toronto land transfer taxes. The maximum provincial land transfer tax (LTT) rebate for first-time buyers is $2,000 and the maximum Toronto LTT rebate for first time buyers is $3,725. A FULL rebate of the Toronto land transfer tax is also available for ALL buyers who entered into Agreements of Purchase and Sale prior to December 31, 2007.
Toronto LTT is payable only for properties in the City of Toronto.
Maximum Toronto LTT first-time buyer rebate is $3,725 (equivalent to the Toronto
LTT payable on a $400,000 property).
ANY purchaser who entered into an Agreement of Purchase and Sale prior to
December 31, 2007 is eligible for a FULL rebate of the Toronto LTT.
Toronto LTT rebates are in addition to any provincial LTT rebate that the buyer
The Toronto LTT for residential properties is calculated as follows (An easy-to-use calculator is available at www.NoHomeBuyingTax.com):
0.5% of the amount of the purchase price up to and including $55,000, plus
1% of the amount of the purchase price between $55,000 and $400,000, plus
2% of the amount of the purchase price above $400,000
First-Time Buyer Eligibility
To be eligible as a first-time buyer for the provincial LTT rebate and/or Toronto LTT rebate,
The purchaser must be at least 18 years of age.
The purchaser must occupy the home as his or her principal residence no later than nine months after the date of the conveyance or disposition.
The purchaser cannot have previously owned a home, or had any ownership
interest in a home, anywhere in the world, at any time.
If the purchaser has a spouse, the spouse cannot have owned a home, or had any ownership interest in a home, anywhere in the world while he or she was the purchaser’s spouse. If this is the case, NO refund is available to either spouse. Note: If a purchaser’s spouse owned an interest in a home BEFORE becoming the purchaser’s spouse, but not while the purchaser’s spouse, the purchaser may be eligible for some rebate.