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BC Property Transfer Tax (PTT) First Time Buyers Exemption Limit Raised to $475K from $425K

Government Reduces Tax burden on first-time buyers First-time home buyers received welcome news in today’s provincial budget. Any REALTORS® currently working with first-time buyers will want to share this news with them as soon as possible. The government has announced, effective February 19, 2014, under the Property Transfer Tax (PTT) First-Time Home Buyers’ Exemption program, qualifying first-time buyers can buy a home worth up to $475,000. The previous threshold was $425,000. The partial exemption continues and will apply to homes valued between $475,000 and $500,000. With this change, the government estimates 1,700 additional first-time buyers will annually be eligible to save…

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Property Transfer Tax (PTT) and Vancouver Real Estate

 *** Looking for a PTT Calculator? Check out the BC Property Transfer Tax Calculator! *** I get questions all the time about BC's Property Transfer Tax and how it applies to Vancouver Real Estate. Here's a simple explanation. BC's Property Transfer Tax - What is it? Property Transfer Tax (PTT) is a British Columbia tax on the sale or transfer of ownership of any residential real estate property in the Province. How Much is the PTT? BC's PTT rate is 1% on the 1st $200,000 and 2% of the balance of the purchase price of any property sold in…

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