Land Transfer Tax Rebates

            Refund amounts and limitations

              First-time buyers of new and re-sale homes are eligible for rebates 
                            on provincial and Toronto land transfer taxes.  

For conveyances or dispositions that occur BEFORE January 1, 2017, 
          the maximum amount of the refund is $2,000.

                           As of January 1, 2017

              How much money could I receive? 


Beginning January 1, 2017, the maximum amount of the refund is $4,000. The increased limit of $4,000 applies only to conveyances or dispositions that occur on or after January 1, 2017, regardless of the date the agreement of purchase and sale was signed.

Beginning January 1, 2017, no land transfer tax would be payable by qualifying first‑time purchasers on the first $368,000 of the value of the consideration for eligible homes. First‑time purchasers of homes greater than $368,000 would receive a maximum refund of $4,000.

For information on determining the value of the consideration for transfers of new homes, read Determining the Value of the Consideration for Transfers of New Homes.


The refund will be reduced if one (or more) of the purchasers is not a first‑time homebuyer. The refund will be proportionate to the interest acquired by the individuals who qualify for the refund.

The buyer is considered to be a first-time buyer for the provincial and Toronto LTT 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. 

For information on calculating Land Transfer Tax


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