GST NEW HOUSING REBATE APPLICATION
Did you know when you purchase a new home you could be eligible to receive a percentage of the GST back from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)?
What a great benefit for new homeowners to be able to recover some of the money spent on taxes … and it’s so simple!
Below are some common customer questions we've answered to help you through the process.
- 1.Who is eligible?
Anyone who has purchased a new home and it is going to be their primary place of residence for more than 50% of the time.
- 2.Who applies for the rebate?
The homeowner. If the home is shared by two people, only one individual can apply for the rebate. An individual cannot claim this rebate if a partner or corporation is part owner of the house.
- 3.When do I have to file my claim?
Two years from the date of ownership.
- 4.How do I start the application process?
Fill out the following form - http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pbg/gf/gst190/gst190-13e.pdf
- 5.What supporting documents are required?
Nothing other than the application form. Keep all other documents for six years, especially the Bill of Sale provided by the dealer, in case CRA asks to see them.
- 6.Where do I send the application form and supporting documents?
Summerside Tax Centre - 275 Pope Road Summerside, PE C1N 6A2
All this information is available on CRA’s website. Should you have any further questions please refer to their website.