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Toronto Land Transfer Tax Calculator

Looking to calculate your land transfer tax in Toronto? Before you finalize your home purchase, you’ll want to ensure you’ve put enough money aside to cover items associated with closing the deal. There are several fees and closing costs related to transferring the property from seller to buyer. It would be best if you were prepared to avoid any unpleasant surprises. nesto’s Land Transfer Calculator will help simplify your budgeting efforts for all the costs associated with your homebuying process.

See: Everything You Need to Know About the Land Transfer Tax

Toronto Land Transfer Tax Calculator

Toronto Municipal Land Transfer Tax

The location is important as homes purchased within Toronto will have a second municipal land transfer tax (MLTT), doubling the provincial amount of the tax.

Toronto Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) for Single-Family Homes

Home Value or Purchase PriceMarginal MLTT Rate
Up to and including $55,000.000.5%
$55,000.01 to $250,000.001%
$250,000.01 to $400,000.001.5%
$400,000.01 to $2,000,000.002%
$2,000,000.01 to $3,000,000.002.5%
$3,000,000.01 to $4,000,000.003.5%
$4,000,000.01 to $5,000,000.004.5%
$5,000,000.01 to $10,000,000.005.5%
$10,000,000.01 to $20,000,000.006.5%
Over $20,000,000.007.5%
Note: You may use our Land Transfer Calculator to estimate your required land transfer tax for Toronto; however, the final value must be confirmed with your solicitor. For more information, please consult the Toronto MLTT resource page. These rates above apply to properties with up to 2 single-family residences.

Toronto Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) for Multi-Unit Properties

The location is important as condos purchased within Toronto will have a second municipal land transfer tax (MLTT), doubling the provincial amount of the tax.

Home Value or Purchase PriceMarginal MLTT Rate
Up to and including $55,000.000.5%
$55,000.01 to $250,000.001%
$250,000.01 to $400,000.001.5%
Over $400,000.002%
Note: You may use our Land Transfer Calculator to estimate your required land transfer tax for Toronto; however, the final value must be confirmed with your solicitor. For more information, please consult the Toronto MLTT resource page. These rates above apply to multi-unit properties.

Example

Purchase condo with valuation/purchase price of $750,000.

Using the Toronto land transfer tax calculator, you can anticipate paying a total of $22,950 in Land Transfer Taxes ($11,475 for each provincial and municipal land transfer tax portion).

Here’s the breakdown of how to calculate the municipal portion:

MLTT RateCalculation
$0.00 to $55,000.00$55,000.00 * 0.5% = $275.00
$55000.01 to $250000$194,999.99 * 1.0% = $1,950.00
$250000.01 to $400000$149,999.99 * 1.5% = $2,250.00
$400000.01 to $750000$349,999.99 * 2.0% = $7,000.00
Total MLTT = $11,475.00
Note: You may use our Land Transfer Calculator to estimate your required land transfer tax for Toronto; however, the final value must be confirmed with your solicitor. Toronto MLTT calculated amount is doubled to get to the provincial amount.

Toronto Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT) Rebate

Under Toronto’s First-Time Purchaser Rebate, any qualified homebuyer can receive additional land transfer tax relief if they purchase a newly built or resale residential property inside the City of Toronto. All the requirements for Ontario’s provincial rebate program would apply similarly to the municipal rebate, but the maximum amount here is $4,475. 

If you qualify for the provincial refund and municipal rebate, you could be eligible for up to $8,475 in savings.

For conveyances and dispositions of beneficial interest in land of an eligible home on or after March 1, 2017, and a rebate of up to $4,475.00. The definition of a first-time purchaser is:

  • the purchaser is at least 18 years of age
  • the purchaser must occupy the home as their principal residence no later than nine months after the date of the conveyance or disposition
  • the purchaser cannot have previously owned a home or had any ownership interest in a home anywhere in the world at any time
  • if the purchaser has a spouse, the spouse cannot have owned a home, nor had any ownership interest in a home, anywhere in the world while they were the purchaser’s spouse
  • the purchaser is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. If the purchaser becomes a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within 18 months of the transfer, they may apply for and may qualify for the rebate

The first-time home purchase rebate applies to:

  • newly constructed
  • resale residential properties

The rebate does not apply to:

  • commercial, industrial or multi-residential properties

Provincial Land Transfer Tax Rates

The Land transfer tax (LTT) rates in Ontario are calculated based on the purchase price of your property and its location. The amount of tax is doubled if the property is located in Toronto.

Home Purchase PriceMarginal Tax Rate
Up to $55,0000.5%
$55,001 – $250,0001.0%
$250,001 – $400,0001.5%
$400,001 – $2,000,0002.0%
$2,000,000+2.5%
For more information, please consult the Ontario LTT resource page.
Note: You may use our Land Transfer Calculator to estimate your required land transfer tax for Ontario; however, the final value must be confirmed with your solicitor.

Provincial Land Transfer Tax (LTT) Rebate

If you are a first-time buyer and a provincial resident, you may be eligible for a provincial land transfer tax rebate. The maximum refund is $4,000, and the home you purchase must be worth more than $368,000. No land transfer tax is charged on homes worth less than that, as a full rebate will be applicable.

Check out the Ontario Land Transfer Tax Refunds for First-Time Homebuyers to see if you qualify for a rebate on your home purchase.

First-time home buyers in Ontario and the City of Toronto are eligible for a refund of all or part of the land transfer tax.

To qualify for a refund:

  • The purchaser must be at least 18 years old.
  • The purchaser must occupy the home as their principal residence within nine months of the date of transfer.
  • The purchaser cannot have ever owned an eligible home, or an interest in an eligible home anywhere in the world at any time.
  • If the purchaser agrees to purchase and sell before December 14, 2007, the home must be newly constructed, and the purchaser must be eligible for the Tarion New Home Warranty.
  • If the purchaser has a spouse, the spouse cannot have owned an eligible home or had any ownership interest in an eligible home anywhere in the world while he or she was the purchaser’s spouse. If this is the case, no refund is available to either spouse.

Provincial & Federal Taxes and Regulations

Beyond the provincial and municipal land transfer taxes, other taxes could apply to your situation for a home purchase. Please review in detail to see if these additional taxes impact you. We have included links to the taxes and additional links if any rebate programs exist.

Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) in Ontario applies to the purchase or acquisition of an interest in residential property located anywhere in Ontario by foreign nationals (individuals who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada) or by foreign corporations or taxable trustees. More commonly known as foreign buyer’s tax, it was originally limited to properties in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) at 20%. However, this past month was changed to include property purchases anywhere in the province and increased to 25%. There are exemptions to the NRST – please review fully on the provincial site to see if you qualify for these exemptions.

The federal government announced a measure to prohibit non-Canadians from purchasing residential property in Canada for 2 years in Budget 2022. The legislation known as the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act was passed on June 23, 2022. This law will come into effect on January 1, 2023, for two years ending on December 31, 2025.

Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) which is 13% in Ontario, is made up of the 8% Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and the 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST). HST is charged on all newly built homes and condos in Ontario. The rebate you can receive for the GST Portion is 36% of the GST tax amount up to a maximum of $6,300. The rebate you can receive for the PST Portion is 75% of the PST tax amount up to a maximum of $24,000 if you paid HST on the land the property is on and $16,080 if not. Through the New Housing Rebate (NHR), you can get an exemption from paying this tax if you meet certain conditions if this home is your primary residence.  Conversely, if you plan to rent the newly built home, you can claim the HST as a legitimate business expense. As well as applying to the CRA for the second type of rebate designed for real estate investors, the New Residential Rental Property Rebate (NRRPR).

Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of 8% is collected in Ontario by your solicitor on the amount of your default (high ratio) mortgage insurance. An insured mortgage is qualified as such when your down payment is less than 20%. Therefore, you will need to purchase default (high ratio) insurance. Although this insurance is added to your mortgage, the taxes (PST) on purchasing this insurance are not. Upon closing, your solicitor will collect and remit the PST for the default (high ratio) insurer (CMHC, Sagen, or Canada Guaranty).

Toronto Property Taxes

Property tax is a levy based on the property’s assessed value payable to the City of Toronto according to its schedule.

Toronto property taxes have two components: a municipal portion and an education portion.

  • Each municipality establishes the rates for the municipal portion of the tax.
  • The Minister of Finance established the tax rates for the education portion to help fund Ontario’s elementary and secondary education system.

2024 Property Tax Rates

DescriptionCity Tax RateEducation Tax RateCity Building FundTotal Tax Rate
Residential0.472052%0.153000%0.006881%0.631933%
Multi-Residential0.940384%0.153000%0.000000%1.093384%
New Multi-Residential0.472052%0.153000%0.006881%0.631933%
Commercial1.232935%0.880000%0.009074%2.122009%
Industrial1.198750%0.880000%0.005931%2.084681%
Pipelines0.908020%0.880000%0.013236%1.801256%
Farmlands0.118013%0.038250%0.001720%0.157983%
Managed Forests0.118013%0.038250%0.001720%0.157983%
2024 Property Tax Rates. Source: City of Toronto Property Tax & Utilities

How Your Property Tax Bill is Calculated

In Toronto, your property tax bill is calculated by multiplying the current year phased-in property assessment value, as determined by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), by Council approved City Tax Rate(s) with the City Building Fund Levy and the Education Tax Rate, as set by the Government of Ontario.

Example

Estimated taxes on a residential property with an Assessed Value of $581,769
Estimated property tax = Assessed Value x Total Tax Rate
= $581,769 x 0.631933%
= $3,676.39

Contact Information

City of TorontoTax & Utility Inquiry Line
Revenue Services
General Correspondence
5100 Yonge St.,
Toronto, ON M2N 5V7
Tel: 416-392-2489 (or 311)
TTY: 416-338-0889
Fax: 416-696-3605
Email: propertytax@toronto.ca
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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