February 19, 2010
How HST affects you!The HST is NOT YET IN EFFECT. The HST will come into effect beginning on July 1, 2010; however, note transition rules below.
HST will not apply on the purchase price of re-sale homes.
HST would apply to services such as moving cost, legal fees, home inspection fees, and REALTOR® commissions.
HST will apply to the purchase price of newly constructed homes. However, the Province is proposing a rebate so that new homes across all price ranges would receive a 75 per cent rebate of the provincial portion of the single sales tax on the first $400,000. For new homes under $400,000, this would mean, on average, no additional tax amount compared to the current system.