LAND TRANSFER TAX INCREASE - CITY OF TORONTO
Friday Feb 17th, 2017
City of Toronto Council has approved changes to the Toronto Land Transfer Tax that mean additional Toronto Land Transfer Tax costs for some home buyers with a closing date on or after March 1, 2017, when it will be harmonized with the provincial LTT.
The following changes to the Toronto Land Transfer Tax were considered and approved by Toronto City Council on February 15, 2017. The changes are effective AS OF MARCH 1, 2017, for real estate transactions closing on or after this date:
Added an additional LTT of 0.5% of the value of a residential or non-residential property from $250,000 to $400,000 (an additional $750)
Added an additional LTT of 0.5% of the value of a residential property above $2 million
Added an additional LTT of 0.5% of the value above $400,000 of a non-residential property
Increasing the maximum allowed First-Time Home Buyer Rebate to $4,475, up from $3,725
Amended the first-time home buyer rebate program eligibility rules to restrict rebate eligibility to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
As a result of TREB's efforts, first-time home buyers will NOT see any change.
Click link below to see the detailed City of Toronto Notice on the "original" proposed changes posted in December 2016 (NOTE: changes made to original proposals as per below).