First-time buyers of new and re-sale homes are eligible for rebates on provincial and Toronto land transfer taxes. The maximum that first-time home buyers can receive for provincial land transfer tax (LTT) is upto $4,000 and for the Toronto LTT of up to $4,475.(equivalent to the Toronto land transfer tax payable on a $400,000 property).
The provincial LTT is payable anywhere in Ontario, including Toronto. As mentioned before, the maximum that a first-time buyer can receive for the provincial LTT is $4,000. For re-sale homes, the provincial rebate only applies to first-time buyers who entered into Agreements of Purchase and Sale after December 13, 2007.
Toronto LTT is payable only for properties in the City of Toronto. The maximum a first-time home buyer can receive is $4,475. The Toronto LTT rebates are in addition to any provincial LTT rebate the buyer qualifies for.
The buyer is considered to be a first-time buyer for the provincial and Toronto LTT if they are at least 18 years of age and must not have previously owned a home anywhere in the world at anytime. If a spouse is involved, the spouse cannot have owned a home or had any ownership interest in a home while he/she was the purchaser's spouse.