How do I Apply for the Land Transfer Tax Rebate?

10.23.2023 | Articles For Homebuyers

Applying for the Land Transfer Tax Rebate: A Simple Guide for GTA Homebuyers

Navigating the real estate landscape in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) can be daunting, especially with so many associated costs. One of these is the Land Transfer Tax, which, as a first-time homebuyer, you could receive a rebate on. Curious about how it works? Let’s dive in!

What is the Land Transfer Tax?

Every time a property changes hands, the province of Ontario imposes a tax. The good news? First-time homebuyers in Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, and throughout the GTA could be eligible for a rebate. A crucial step in owning a dream property is understanding and applying for this rebate.

How Does the Application Work

If you’re buying a home in the GTA, especially in bustling areas like Brampton, you’re in for a treat. Why? Your lawyer will likely take care of the tax statements through the electronic land registration system. Once done, the rebate reduces the land transfer tax that’s payable. Smooth, isn’t it?

But what if this automatic deduction doesn’t happen?

Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands:

After registration, you can apply for the rebate. Just gather and submit the following documentation to the ministry:

  1. Completed Land Transfer Tax Refund Affidavit for first-time homebuyers
  2. Copy of the registered conveyance
    -Proof of tax paid on registration
    – Agreement of Purchase and Sale (inclusive of all schedules and amendments)
    – Statement of Adjustments
    – Tarion new home warranty certificate (if applicable)

Seems overwhelming? Don’t worry, Keith and Françoise are here to guide you every step of the way!

Wondering where to get more information on applying for the Land Transfer Tax Rebate? Check out the Ontario Ministry of Finance – Land Transfer Tax and the City of Toronto – Municipal Land Transfer Tax.


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