Is there GST?

We are not able to provide tax advice, so it is recommended that you consult with an accounting or tax professional to obtain accurate and personalized information regarding the applicability of GST (Goods and Services Tax) on the sale of a property. They can guide you through the specific rules and requirements, as well as any exceptions that may apply in your situation.

In general, according to CRA rules, all sales of property are subject to GST unless an exception applies. Some common exceptions to the GST on the sale of a property include:

Sale of a used residential property: Generally, the sale of a used residential property by an individual is exempt from GST. However, if the property was used for commercial purposes or rented out, GST may be applicable.

Sale of a new residential property: The sale of a newly constructed or substantially renovated residential property is generally subject to GST. However, there are rebate programs available, such as the New Housing Rebate, which may provide partial or full reimbursement of the GST paid.

Sale of commercial properties: Commercial properties, such as office buildings, retail spaces, and industrial properties, are typically subject to GST upon sale. The buyer may be able to claim input tax credits for the GST paid, depending on their business activities.

Sale of farmland: The sale of farmland may be exempt from GST if certain conditions are met, such as the buyer using the land for agricultural purposes.

It’s important to note that these exceptions are provided as general information, and there may be additional factors or exceptions specific to your situation. Consulting with an accounting or tax professional will help you understand the specific GST implications and any applicable exemptions based on your circumstances.

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Updated on August 24, 2023