Author Topic: Anyone claimed HST New Houseing Rebate for big home renovation?  (Read 1393 times)

AJDZee

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Anyone claimed HST New Houseing Rebate for big home renovation?
« on: December 09, 2019, 08:12:02 AM »
I've wrapped up a big renovation to my home and now in the process of collecting my receipts and applying for GST/HST rebate (GST 191, I believe)

Has anyone gone through this process before? is it a hassle, and difficult to work with the CRA?
Asking because I'm considering using a company that does the filing and works with the CRA on your behalf - but they take a % of the return as commission, obviously.

Any tips or experience would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!

bluebelle

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Re: Anyone claimed HST New Houseing Rebate for big home renovation?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2019, 08:38:56 AM »
I haven't, but will be in 2020 for a new house build.....I didn't realize that renos could be included, but reading the link below, it needs to be a near gut job to be included.

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/b-092/substantial-renovations-gst-hst-new-housing-rebate.html

personally, I'd try and deal with the CRA before paying anything out to a third party, you can always fall back to them if you have issues

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/publications/rc4028.html

at the very least, give them a call
f you wish to make a technical enquiry on the GST/HST by telephone, please call one of the following toll-free numbers:
1-800-959-8287 (English service)
1-800-959-8296 (French service)

General enquiries about the GST/HST should be directed to Business Enquiries at one of the following toll-free numbers:
1-800-959-5525 (English service)
1-800-959-7775 (French service)

If you are in Quebec, please call the following toll-free number:
1-800-567-4692 (Revenu Québec)