Residential Property Flipping Rule
Bill C-32 introduced the Residential Property Flipping Rule, which will be applied to residential properties sold on or after January 1, 2023. Under this new rule, the gains from reselling a residential property within 12 months of purchase will be fully taxable as ordinary income, as opposed to being exempted under the Principal Residence Exemption (for primary residences) or taxed as capital gains (for secondary residences) without this rule. The rule will not apply if the disposition results in a loss or if it is already considered as ordinary income. Exemptions to this rule will include circumstances such as deaths, household additions, separations (marriage or common-law), threats to personal safety, serious illness or disability, relocation due to employment, involuntary job termination, insolvency, or destruction/expropriation of the property.
The PBO estimates that the new Residential Property Flipping Rule introduced in Budget 2022 is expected to raise $66 million in revenue over the next five fiscal years.