RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
Ontario Land Transfer Tax for Residential Properties
To calculate the Provincial Land Transfer Tax payable for residential properties, add the following together:
0.5% on the first $55,000 of the purchase price, plus
1.0% on the amount exceeding $ 55,000 up to and including $250,000, plus
1.5% on the amount exceeding $250,000 up to and including $400,000, plus
2.0% on the amount over $400,000.
This sum is payable for any residential property purchased anywhere in Ontario.
If you are purchasing a property in the City of Toronto you must add to the Provincial Land Transfer Tax an amount for the Toronto Land Transfer Tax which additional amount can be determined as follows;
Toronto Land Transfer Tax for Residential Properties
0.5% of the amount of the purchase price up to $55,000.00
1.0% of the purchase price between the amount exceeding $55,000.00 and $400,000.00
2.0% of the purchase price on the amount exceeding $400,000.00
Ontario Land Transfer Tax for Commercial Properties
To calculate the total LTT payable for Commercial properties, add the following together:
0.5% on the first $55,000
plus 1.0% of the amount from $55,001 to $250,000
plus 1.5% of the amount in excess of $250,001
For more information see http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/tax/ltt/
FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS
Anywhere in Ontario
First-time homebuyers may be eligible for a refund of all or part of the tax payable. Qualifying taxpayers may claim an immediate refund at time of registration.
The amount of the refund claimed will offset the land transfer tax payable up to a maximum amount of $2,000.
To be eligible for the rebate the purchaser must occupy the home as his or her principal residence no later than nine months after the date of the change of ownership. 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 (married or common law), 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.
In the case of spouses purchasing a home, a qualifying purchaser may also claim a refund in proportion to his or her interest if that purchaser’s spouse has owned a home before becoming the purchaser’s spouse, but not while that purchaser’s spouse. In other words if spouses (married or common law) purchase a home and one has never owned a property before anywhere in the world and the other spouse has owned a property the eligible spouse can claim his or her share of the refund only if the other spouse sold the previously owned property before they became spouses.
In the case of non-spouses purchasing a property the refund will be reduced if one or more of the purchasers are not a first-time home purchaser. The refund will be proportionate to the interest acquired by the individuals who qualify for the refund.
For example, where a father who is not a first-time purchaser and a son who is a first-time purchaser, purchase a home with equal 50/50 interests, the son may claim a refund of 50% of the land transfer tax payable. The son’s claim cannot exceed 50% of the maximum allowable refund (i.e. 50% of $2,000).
In the City of Toronto
If you are a first-time purchaser of a newly constructed or re-sale residential property in the City of Toronto. The rebate for first-time home purchasers is up to a maximum of $3,725.00.