Frequently asked questions

Both Canadian and foreign buyers are eligible to receive the HST rebate (New Housing Rebate or NRRP rebate) on the purchase of a pre-construction condo. Buyers will need to provide either their Social Insurance Number (SIN), Individual Tax Number (ITN) or Temporary Tax Number (TTN).

A house generally includes a detached or semi-detached single-unit house, a duplex, a condominium unit, a townhouse, a unit in a co-operative housing corporation, a mobile home (including a modular home), and a floating home.

A house may also include nearby buildings such as a detached garage or shed, plus up to one-half hectare (1.23 acres) of the land around and underneath them all, that is reasonably necessary for the use and enjoyment of the housing as a place of residence.

A house may also include a bed and breakfast or similar establishment where rooms are rented for short-term accommodation to the public.

Rebates are typically processed by the CRA in 4 to 8 weeks. Although some rebates may be randomly selected for a desk audit and this may delay the receipt of your rebate.

Most new home or condominimum residence purchased as a principal residence from a developer typically have the New Housing Rebate embeded in to the “list” price of the residence. In most cases the developer will process the New Home Rebate on the buyer’s behalf and the buyer will “assign” the rebate to the builder. In some instances the builder, or their counsel, can ask the purchaser to pay the New Housing Rebate at the time of closing. In those instances, you will need to contact us to help you reclaim the monies that you surrendered at closing.

In the case of newly constructed or substantially renovated homes owners have up to two years after the house is deemed to be “substantially completed” to claim the Hew Housing Rebate. If you are have purchased a new residential property for investment purposes, you have to file the New Residential Rental Property Rebate application within two years after the end of the month in which tax first becomes payable on your purchase, or in most situations the closing date.

If the home that you purchased will be used as your, or your relations, principal residence, that home can be claimed under the New Housing Rebate. Each of these homes presents some unique challenges when filing. Please contact us discuss your situation.

If the home that you purchased will be used as your, or your relations, principal residence, that home can be claimed under the New Housing Rebate. Each of these homes presents some unique challenges when filing. Please contact us discuss your situation.

Multiple Unit Residential Complexes can be claimed for the New Residential Rental Property (NRRP) Rebate. These rebates are more substantially complex than a normal NRRP Rebate and require the owner to obtain a valuation on the property. Contact us to discuss your unique situation.

Houses that are either completely rebuilt or substatially renovated after a catastrophic loss can claim the New Home Rebate. Each insurer handles claims differently. If you have incurred a loss, contact us and we would be happy to coach you through the claims process.