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Real Property Transfer Tax - Request for Refund

Effective May 22, 2008, the Real Property Transfer Tax Act (Subsection 5.(4)) was amended to allow a refund of Real Property Transfer Tax paid by a purchaser who was ineligible for a First-time Home Buyer Exemption at the time of registration of a deed of conveyance because the purchaser did not meet the residency requirements.

A purchaser is eligible for a refund of the Real Property Transfer Tax if the purchaser has occupied the real property as his or her principal residence for a period of at least 183 days immediately following the date the deed of conveyance is registered. A purchaser is only eligible for a refund if, at the time of the registration of a deed of conveyance, the purchaser satisfied all of the other requirements for the First-time Home Buyer Exemption.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete and submit a Request for Refund of Real Property Transfer Tax, and a notarized Declaration—First-time Home Buyers form to Taxation and Property Records Division, Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs.

Please note:
This page is prepared for information purposes only, and should not be considered a substitute for the applicable statutes. Should there be any conflict between the contents of this page and the statutes, the statutes shall prevail.

The forms listed below are also available in French on our Formulaires page.


Request for Refund of Real Property Transfer Tax
Declaration - First-time Home Buyers

Service Location

Jones Building

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