When you a buy a house, condo or land in Sarnia-Lambton you’re subject to an Ontario Government land transfer tax which is due by your closing date.

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Land transfer tax rates in Ontario – Updated in 2017

The Ontario land transfer tax (LTT) is a marginal tax and each portion of your home’s value is taxed at a unique rate. These tax rates are as follows:
Purchase price of home Land title transfer fee First-time homebuyer rebate
Up to and including $55,000 0.5% Full tax rebate
$55,000.01 to $250,000.00 1.0% Full tax rebate
$250,000.01 to $368,333 1.5% Full tax rebate
$368,334 to $400,000.00
1.5% $4,000 tax rebate
$400,000.00 to $2,000,000.00 2.0% $4,000 tax rebate
Over $2,000,000.00 2.5% $4,000 tax rebate

Ontario land transfer tax rebate in Ontario

For first time home buyers, there is a maximum $4,000 tax rebate on the Ontario land transfer tax. Based on Ontario’s land transfer tax rates, this refund will cover the full tax for homes up to $368,333. For homes purchased for more than $368,333, buyers will receive the full $4,000 rebate and pay the remaining LTT balance.

For Example:

Purchase price of home Land title transfer tax First-time home buyer rebate Net tax payable
$100,000 $725 $725 $0
$200,000 $1,725 $1,725 $0
$227,500 $2,000 $2,000 $0
$4,475 $4,000 $475
$600,000 $8,475 $4,000 $4,475

First-time home buyer eligibility in Ontario


You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.


You must occupy the home within 9 months of purchase.


Your spouse cannot have owned a home while being your spouse (but may be a previous home owner).


You must be 18 years or older.


You cannot have owned a home or interest in a home anywhere in the world.


If the home is newly constructed, it must be eligible for home warranty.

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