Thursday, December 20, 2007

GST Reduction Information - Transition from 6% to 5% January 1st 2008



GST Reduction Information - Transition from 6% to 5% January 1st 2008

A reduction in the GST from 6 per cent to 5 per cent was announced by the federal government on October 30, 2007. With regard to the purchase price of residential properties, GST only applies to sales of newly constructed and substantially renovated homes.

GST is not applied to the purchase price of resale homes, but it does apply to REALTOR® commissions. The reduced rate will become effective on January 1, 2008; however, the reduced rate will apply to the purchase price of new homes immediately, subject to transitional rules.


GST Reduction Information

read all about it at this page

For more information, please contact the Canada Revenue Agency (GST Inquiries) at 1-800-959-8287

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