First-time buyers of new and re-sale homes are eligible for rebates on provincial land transfer taxes. The maximum that first-time home buyers can receive for provincial land transfer tax (LTT) is $2,000.The provincial LTT is payable anywhere in Ontario. As mentioned before, the maximum that a first-time buyer can receive for the provincial LTT is $2,000. For re-sale homes, the provincial rebate only applies to first-time buyers who entered into Agreements of Purchase and Sale after December 13, 2007. The maximum a first-time home buyer can receive is $3,725. The buyer is considered to be a first-time buyer for the provincial an 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. In any case check with your lawyer.

Chris McColgan