Sahib S Rana
ROYAL LEPAGE Terrequity Realty
Independently owned and operated
95 Queen Street South, Unit A, Mississauga, ON L5M 1K7
Phone: (416) 496-9220 Fax: (888) 887-0748 Toll: (800) 496-9220 Mobile: (416) 999-7265
Purchasers in most large Canadian centres can add Land Transfer Taxes to their list of closing costs.
Unless you live in Alberta, Saskatchewan, or rural Nova Scotia, land transfer taxes (or property purchase tax) are a basic fact of life. These taxes, levied on properties that are changing hands, are the responsibility of the purchaser. Depending on where you live, taxes can range from a half a per cent to two per cent of the total value of the property.
Many provinces have multi-tiered taxation systems that can prove complicated. If you purchase a property for $260,000 in Ontario, for example, .5 per cent is charged on the first $55,000, 1 per cent is charged on $55,000 - $250,000, while the $250,000 - $400,000 range is taxed at 1.5 per cent. Your total tax bill? $2,375.00.