New or Substantially Renovated Housing

The GST and QST apply to the sale of:

Note
The sale of a residential complex that is not new is tax-exempt (This link will open a new window).

Under certain conditions, you may be entitled to a rebate (partial refund) of the GST and QST you paid in the following situations:

  • You purchased land and new or substantially renovated housing from a builder. 
  • You built housing or had it built.
  • You substantially renovated housing or had substantial renovations done.
Important

If you build or substantially renovate a residential complex or if you build an addition to a multiple-unit residential complex in order to lease all or part of it or use it as your residence, you may, as the builder (This link will open a new window), be considered to be both the seller and the recipient of the residential complex.

As such, you may be deemed to have made a self-supply and consequently have to remit taxes. If this is the case, the taxes will be deemed collected and calculated on the fair market value (This link will open a new window) (FMV) of the complex or addition. For more information, click Construction or Renovation of Residential Complexes.

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