Residential Land Transfer Tax Calculator

Land Transfer Tax FAQ

In most cases, buyers must pay a land transfer tax when acquiring real estate in Ontario and most parts of Canada, such as a piece of land, house, townhome, or condominium. This tax is levied by local governing bodies each time property ownership is transferred from one party to another. For those properties located within the City of Toronto, there is an additional municipal land transfer tax levied by the City of Toronto.

It’s important to note that land transfer taxes or fees are the responsibility of the property buyer, not the seller. Typically, the tax payment becomes due upon the completion of the property sale when the official registered ownership of the property changes.

Ontario charges a sliding scale Land Transfer Tax based on the value of the property. The Land Transfer Calculator automatically provides an estimate based on the following calculation:

5% on the value up to and including $55,000
1% of the value above $55,000 and up to and including $250,000
5% of the value above $250,000 and up to and including $400,000
2% of the value above $400,000 and up to and including $2,000,000
5% of the value that exceeds $2,000,000

An additional tax amount is added if you’re buying a property in the City of Toronto. It’s also calculated on a sliding scale and is based on the property’s value:

5% on the value up to and including $55,000
1% of the value over $55,000 and up to and including $250,000
5% of the value over $250,000 and up to and including $400,000
2% of the value over $400,000

In Ontario, first-time homebuyers may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 in rebates. If the home is being purchased in the City of Toronto, first-time buyers may be eligible to receive up to $8,475 in land transfer tax rebates.

Ontario non-resident speculation tax.

If you are a non-resident of Ontario, you may also be charged an additional 15% speculation tax on all property purchases within the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region (GGH). The GGH includes the entire Greater Toronto Area, stretching to Peterborough and Northumberland in the east, Wellington and Branford in the west and extending to the Canadian-American border at Niagara in the south.
This tax was introduced by the government in 2017 in an effort to reduce and discourage speculative investing by foreign citizens.


RESIDENTIAL Property Land Transfer Tax Calculator

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First-Time Home Buyer

Toronto Land Transfer Tax (TLTT)

(Applies to Toronto properties only)

Provincial Land Transfer Tax (PLTT)

(Applies to all Ontario properties including Toronto)

Total Land Transfer Tax (TLTT + PLTT)

First-time buyers may be eligible for a rebate of the provincial and municipal (Toronto) land transfer taxes, to a maximum of $4,000 of the payable provincial land transfer tax and $4,475 of the payable municipal land transfer tax (Toronto), respectively. For more details on first-time buyer rebate rules and eligibility, visit the Ministry of Finance web site (provincial LTT) and the City of Toronto web site (municipal LTT)..

We encourage and recommend users to consult with applicable government agencies, a licensed Realtor and a real estate lawyer for further information concerning land transfer tax information. DISCLAIMER:, its realtors, and all Royal LePage Elite Realtors and its employees accept no responsibility for any loss arising from any use or reliance on the information contained or produced through calculative function herein.

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