How much Land Transfer Tax are you going to pay on your next Ontario home purchase? Get your estimate below.
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Who pays land transfer tax?
When you acquire land or a beneficial interest in land, you pay land transfer tax to the province when the transaction closes.
Land transfer tax is normally based on the amount paid for the land, in addition to the amount remaining on any mortgage or debt assumed as part of the arrangement to buy the land.
In some cases, land transfer tax is based on the fair market value of the land, such as in the following examples:
- the transfer of a lease with a remaining term that can exceed 50 years
- the transfer of land from a corporation to one of its shareholders, or
- the transfer of land to a corporation, if shares of the corporation are issued.
(First-time home buyer? Learn about your eligibility for a land transfer tax rebate here)
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