Getting your HST back
IF YOU Purchased a new construction home or Renovated an old one!
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The objective, as it were, of the rebate for rental property is to level the tax field between those who purchase a condo (or some other type of residential housing) as an investment as compared to those who purchase the same "unit" as an owner occupier (that is, as their principal residence). The key difference that remains, though, is that the investor must pay the HST on closing and apply for the rebate (making sure to meet all the qualifications and supply the correctly completed forms). There is an upfront outlay of cash that is subsequently returned, but the investor must have the means to finance that tax for a period of 4 weeks to 4 months or longer, depending on a number of factors with the application. The owner-occupier purchaser of the same condo unit, on the other hand, will likely have the opportunity to assign the rebate to the developer, such that he doesn't pay the HST on closing in the first place, and the developer deals with the issue himself.