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Blog Alert – Vacancy Tax Update

Over the last few years, various levels of governments have enacted new taxes attempting to address the housing affordability crises. Our past blogs have addressed these taxes: 2019 Blog – BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax January & March 2023 Blog – Canadian Federal Vacancy Tax and Update November 2023 has seen more tax changes and […]

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Canadian Vacancy Tax Update

January 9, 2023

Real estate prices have increased rapidly over the last decade putting pressure on communities to provide housing solutions for families.  More jurisdictions are implementing taxes to turn vacant homes into rental properties.  This blog summarizes recent changes to these taxes. Federal Announced in the 2021 budget, the Canadian federal Underused Housing Tax applies a 1% […]

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Canada’s Underused Housing Tax

January 6, 2023

The Government of Canada enacted a 1% Underused Housing Tax (“UHT”)  on the fair market value of Canadian residential real estate held by certain owners.  Various exemptions apply to limit the application of this tax.  This tax is effective January 1, 2022 and requires reporting by May 1, 2023. Who Does UHT Apply To? UHT […]

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British Columbia Speculation and Vacancy Tax

January 28, 2019

Owners of BC residential property need to be aware of the new 2018 British Columbia Speculation and Vacancy Tax affects and how to apply for exemptions. To prevent housing speculation in British Columbia and help turn vacant homes into rentals in its overheated market, the BC provincial government recently implemented the BC Speculation and Vacancy […]

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