Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Calculating the HST New Rental Property Rebate



HST New Residential Rental Property Rebate
The government of Canada had introduced the HST New Residential Rental Property Rebate for certain Canadian landowners. The rebate reimburses some expenses incurred by individuals who purchase a newly constructed or recently renovated property.

In this post, you will learn how the HST rental rebate is calculated. However, before you learn how it's calculated, you must first know the eligibility requirements of HST rental rebate for landowners.


What are the Eligibly Requirements of HST Rental Rebate?


HST New Residential Rental Property Rebate is not for everyone. If you are a landowner, you need to meet the following requirements to claim the HST rental rebate in Canada.

  • Purchased a new property or one that has been significantly renovated 
  • Built a new property or significantly renovated a property
  • Made additions to multiple-unit residential rental complex
  • Fair market value of the asset must be less than $450,000* 

*In case of land in a trailer park, the fair market value should not exceed $112,500)

Apart from landowners, builders who had to pay HST for selling a residential unit and leased the land to an individual can claim the rental housing rebate. In addition, persons who have to account for HST due to exempt lease of land that is used for residential rental purposes can claim the rental rebate.


How the HST Rental Rebate is Calculated?


Calculating the HST rental rebate is not that difficult. Generally, the rebate is on 36 percent of the HST payable to the government and 75 percent of HST payable to the provinces. The maximum amount for federal portion of the rebate amount is $6,300, while the maximum for the provincial portion is $24,000.





Let's suppose that you own a property valued at $350,000. In this case, the HST rebate will be calculated as follows.

Step 1:

HST payable to the federal government — 5 percent x $350,000 = $17,500

Step 2:


Rebate on federal portion of HST — 36 percent x $17,500 = $6,300 (maximum rebate amount $6,300)

Step 3:

HST payable to the provincial government — 8 percent x $350,000 = $28,000

Step 4:


Rebate on provincial portion of HST — 75 percent x $28,000 = $21,000 (maximum rebate amount $24,000)

Step 5:

Total Rebate — $6,300 + $21,000 = $27,300

So, if you have bought or renovated a property valued at $350,000, you can avail a total of $27,300 credit relief under the HST New Residential Rental Property Rebate.

A lot of people are confused about the calculation of HST rental rebate. At Rebate4U, we help landowners determine the rebate on new and renovated properties. We offer customized services based on exact needs of the landowner. For more information on how we can help you claim HST rental rebate in Canada, you can call us at 1-800-610-4510.


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