Home Buyer Tax Credit

June 7, 2019 | Posted by: Keith Leighton

Home Buyer Tax Credit

When you purchase a home as a first time home buyer, you have a third benefit on top of the First Time Home Buyers’ Program and the Home Buyers Program- the Home Buyer Tax Credit.

The Home Buyer Tax Credit allows you to claim $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home in the year if the following are true:

     - you or your spouse or common-law partner purchased a qualifying home that is owner-occupied.

     - you did not live in another home owned by you or your spouse or common-law partner in the year you bought the home you are claiming or in any of the previous four years.

If these two points are true, you can make the $5,000 claim on line 369 of the tax return for the year you made the home purchase in. This $5,000 claim can help save up to $750 in potential taxes owing to the government.

For more information, click the following link or reach out to a Dominion Lending Centres Ideal Mortgage professional near you.

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