Underused Housing Tax Act
Pursuant to Bill C-8, the Underused Housing Tax Act would implement a 1 percent tax on the value of dwellings owned by non-resident, non-Canadians that are considered to be vacant or underused.
Several exemptions apply. Notably, properties that are the primary place of residence for the owner, owners’ common-law partner or owners’ children. In addition, vacation/recreational properties are also excluded.
The new measure will take effect on January 1, 2022.