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July 2024 • 2024-07-04

GST/HST Rebates for Rental Properties

When you purchase or construct a new rental property, you're required to pay GST/HST on the property. If a builder constructs a rental property and leases out its units, they too must pay GST/HST on the property's value either when construction nears completion or when the first unit is rented out. Rental income from long-term residential leases is exempt from GST/HST, so the builder/landlord cannot claim Input Tax Credits (ITCs) for the GST/HST paid. However, they may qualify for a rebate on a portion of this GST/HST.


Overview of Rental Property Rebate:

1. GST/HST New Residential Rental Property (NRRP) Rebate: If you buy, build, or substantially renovate a residential property to rent out, you might get a rebate on some of the GST/HST you paid. This rebate is usually 36% of the GST or the federal part of the HST, capped at $6,300 per unit. If the unit is worth between $350,000 and $450,000, the rebate reduces gradually, and no rebate is available if the unit's value is $450,000 or more.

2. Ontario NRRP Rebate: In Ontario, there's a similar rebate for the provincial part of the HST, with a maximum of $24,000 per unit. This rebate is available regardless of the unit's value.

3. Purpose-Built Rental Housing Rebate (PBRH): A new temporary measure increases the rebate to 100% of the GST or the federal part of the HST for certain rental properties built specifically for long-term rental, with no reduction for units over $350,000. You can't claim both the NRRP rebate and the PBRH rebate for the same property.


New Measure – PBRH Rebate:

• Builders or buyers of new rental housing specifically for long-term accommodation may get a 100% rebate on the GST or the federal part of the HST. This applies to projects started after September 13, 2023, and completed before 2036.
• This rebate can be applied to rental units in new or expanded multi-unit buildings and if non-residential property (like an office) is converted into rental housing, given the conversion starts after September 13, 2023, and is done before 2036.
• The property must include at least 4 residential units with private facilities or at least 10 residential units, and 90% of the units must be held for long-term rental.
• The PBRH rebate is not available for condos, single-unit houses, duplexes, triplexes, or houses on leased land.
• It is also not available for a substantial renovation of an existing multiple unit residential complex.



Ontario NRRP Rebate

Purpose-Built Rental Housing Rebate (PBRH)

Rebate Percentage

36% of GST or federal part of HST

Similar rebate for provincial part of HST

100% of GST or federal part of HST

Maximum Amount

$6,300 per unit

$24,000 per unit

No maximum amount

Property Value Threshold

Rebate reduces for units worth $350,000-$450,000, none above $450,000

Available regardless of unit value

No reduction for units over $350,000

Eligible Properties

New or substantially renovated rental properties

New or substantially renovated rental properties

New or expanded multi-unit buildings, conversions from non-residential

Eligibility Timeframe



Projects started after Sept 13, 2023, and completed before 2036


None specified

None specified

Condos, single-unit houses, duplexes, triplexes, houses on leased land, substantial renovations of existing complexes


For detailed information, you can refer to Canada Revenue Agency's Purpose-Built Rental Housing Rebate Guide.


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