Pro or Con?: Trudeau’s GST Rebate on New Rental Property

  • By Nicole Mirabal
    • Sep 25, 2023
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Recently, Trudeau announced a GST rebate on new rental property and received a plethora of reactions from the public. Although this initiative was seen by many as a step in the right direction, others have expressed concern about the unforeseen future consequences.

But what do the experts have to say about this? How will this initiative impact you?

Let’s dive in and find out.

What is the Proposed GST Rebate for Rental Property?

The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) rebate for rental property involves the elimination of GST on newly constructed rental units. This rebate will apply to the GST paid on building supplies and related costs incurred during the construction of new rental units.

How will the GST Rebate affect Aspiring Property Owners?

Aspiring property owners stand to gain from the GST rebate. It could serve as an incentive to invest in new rental developments. However, they should also be mindful of potential challenges, such as increased competition in the market and the need for strategic planning to mitigate the impact of rising land prices and construction costs; The rebate could encourage more individuals to enter the property market, both as developers and property owners, thus potentially offsetting the benefits of the incentive.

How will the GST Rebate affect Current Property Owners?

For current property owners, the GST rebate presents a potential benefit. It may help alleviate some of the financial burdens associated with property ownership by reducing the GST expenses incurred during construction. However, concerns have been raised that the rebate might also lead to increased competition, potentially affecting property values and rental income.

Additionally, it is important to note that the rebate will not directly affect property taxes, which are typically assessed by local municipalities.

Bottom Line:

While there are challenges and uncertainties, this initiative offers potential relief and may encourage strategic planning to navigate the changing landscape of the rental property market. Nonetheless, the GST Rebate will not alleviate burdensome property taxes.

However, a property tax expert may be able to assist in reducing your property tax burden. Meet with one of our experts for free today to start saving!


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