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December 11, 2023 Article

Changes Coming to Underused Housing Tax – List of Exemptions

As part of its Fall Economic Update, the federal government introduced several important changes to the still new Underused Housing Tax (UHT). When the draft amendments are passed, it will have a significant impact on who is required to file annual UHT returns.
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June 13, 2023 Article

Tenants in Canada at Risk for Non-Resident Landlord Withholding Taxes

A recent ruling from the Tax Court of Canada may have significant ramifications for commercial and residential tenants and landlords on rental agreements in Canada. Under existing Canadian tax rules, tenants renting from non-resident landlords must withhold at source
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March 2, 2023 Article

Guide To The Underused Housing Tax

The UHT applies to non-resident, non-Canadian owners of vacant or underused residential housing in Canada.
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September 2, 2022 Article

1% Tax on Vacant and Underused Housing Approved for 2022

Earlier this summer, the government’s Underused Housing Tax Act (UHTA) received Royal Assent. The Act is retroactive to January 1, 2022 and will impact 2022 tax filings for many registered owners of properties that are considered to be vacant or underused. What Types
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June 26, 2018 Article

Change in Use Rules – Principal Residence and Rental Properties

A deemed disposition applies if you choose to convert a property from your principal residence to a rental property, or vice versa. This will result in a capital gain or loss on the property realized from the date of purchase until the date of the deemed
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November 3, 2017 Article

Mortgage Your Own Property – A Different Kind of RRSP Investment

Have you ever considered the possibility of lending yourself money in the form of a mortgage through your RRSP on a property you own? What if you had enough money invested in your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to cover the remaining cost? Legally, an
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