Government Grants

Land Transfer Tax Refunds for First-Time Homebuyers

Tax Refund


This program is for first time homeowners who may be eligible for a full or partial refund of their land transfer tax. This refund is valued between $2,000- $4,000.


In order to qualify for this grant, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be at least 18 years old
  2. Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  3. Must occupy home as principal residence for the first 9 months after purchasing
  4. Must be a first time home owner
  5. If the purchaser is married their spouse also cannot have previously owned a home (note- this only applies to married couples- common law partners/ unmarried homeowners are still eligible)

Additional Information

  • Refund amount may be reduced if one or more of the land owners is not a first time buyer
  • Must apply for refund within 18 months of purchasing

How to Apply

Fill out the Ontario Land Transfer Tax Refund Affidavit and hand into the Land Registry Office