Effective on transactions entered into on October 1, 2016, or later, this tax is modeled closely on the provincial “Property Transfer Tax Act”.  The PTT Law adopts the provincial rate of 1% on the first $200,000 of fair market value (purchase price), 2% of the fair market value that exceeds $200,000, but does not exceed $2Million, and 3% of the remaining fair market value.


The PTT Law adopts the same exemptions as are offered off-reserve, including exemptions for first time home buyers, and the recently added exemption on new construction (purchases under $750,000 are exempt).


It is important to note that there are transitional rules in place.  For example, for those of you who purchased in the Spring at “Seymour Village” above Ravenwoods – which completes in 2017:  There is no PTT on new residential property (a “pre-sale”) where the pre-sale agreement was entered into within one year of the PTT Law coming into force and where the home is finished and the sale completes within two years of the PTT Law coming into force.  There is also no PTT on the sale of a residential property where the agreement of sale was executed before the PTT Law came into force and the sale completes within six months of the PTT Law coming into force.


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With September almost to a close, there may be some rainy days ahead - and here is a project for "one of those rainy days" !

 

Warranties, Manuals and Receipts

These documents provide you with a proof of purchase date and determine service and parts guaranteed. In addition, the manuals usually provide care information so you can help ensure your household appliances are being properly maintained. You should keep your warranties, manuals and receipts for these items for as long as you own the appliances.

 

Home Inventory

If you were ever to lose any of your possessions due to fire, burglary, or vandalism, having a home inventory can help you avoid a lot of heartache and make it easier when filing an insurance claim.

 

Start with a sheet a paper for each room in the house. Go around the room and list every item. Don’t forget the attic, basement or other storage places. For each item, write the original cost, purchase date, replacement cost, model number, brand name, where purchased, and a general description.  Pop these into an Excel spreadsheet  or use Google Spreadsheets (it's free!) so that you have an electronic copy.

 

Besides a written inventory, take photos or video of each room for visual documentation. It is also a good idea to arrange valuable collections, silver, jewelry, etc. and take close up photos.

 

Keep a copy in your home & electronic files (and perhaps one at the office, too!) and the originals in a fireproof safe or safe deposit box. Make sure you update your home inventory photos and list at least once a year.

 

Organizing your home files may take a considerable amount of time initially, but it will definitely be time well spent in the event you need the documents later on.

 

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