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New Housing and the Harmonized Sales Tax: Lessons from Ontario

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  • Bev Dahlby

    (University of Alberta)

  • Michael Smart

    (University of Toronto)

  • Benjamin Dachis

    (c.D. Howe Institute)

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Ontario’s revised plan for the tax treatment of new housing under a Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) is a significant improvement over its original proposal in the 2009 Budget, with lower economic cost and less impact on homebuyers’ decisions.

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Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder.

Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): 119 (October)
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Handle: RePEc:cdh:backgr:119

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Keywords: tax competitiveness; harmonized sales tax (HST); Province of Ontario;

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  1. Benjamin Dachis, 2012. "Stuck in Place: The Effect of Land Transfer Taxes on Housing Transactions," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 364, October.

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