Toronto Municipal Land Transfer and Vacant Home Tax rates

Tax Bulletin: Toronto increases Municipal Land Transfer and Vacant Home Tax rates

Most Torontonians were planning to ring in 2024 with champagne and resolutions. Accounting for a spate of tax increases on some properties were not on their New Year’s agenda—although that is the costly reality. The City of Toronto is introducing new Municipal Land Transfer Tax rate thresholds for higher value residential properties. The new rates […]

rResidential property risk from the Underused Housing Tax

April tax news: Residential property risk, bare trust dangers & taxable tips

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY WARNING — HUGE PENALTIES!! Are you involved with a residential property that is not owned directly by a human being who is either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? For example: A cottage is held in a Trust, which the family patriarch set up before his death years ago, so […]

Underused Housing Tax condo

Why you may need to file an Underused Housing Tax return

The federal government’s new Underused Housing Tax came into effect on January 1st, 2022. It introduced a 1 per cent annual tax on the ‘specified value’ of a vacant or ‘underused’ residential property owned in whole or in part by non-resident, non-Canadian citizens. Despite the legislation’s many exemptions, it is very broad and ensnares several […]