What is the Toronto Vacant Home Tax?

The Toronto Vacant Home Tax is a tax imposed on residential properties in Toronto that are deemed to be vacant or underutilized. The tax is intended to encourage owners to make their properties available for rent or sale in order to increase the city's housing supply. The tax was approved by Toronto City Council in 2017 and came into effect on January 1, 2022. Under the tax, owners of vacant or...

What is the Underused House Tax?

The Canadian Federal government has introduced the Underused Housing Tax Act (UHT) to prevent foreign buyers from purchasing residential properties and leaving them vacant. The act came into effect on January 1, 2022, and the filing requirements and forms were recently released by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Note that this is not the same as the Toronto Vacant Home Tax. It is important to note that...

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