FLIPPING TAX, B.C. announces tax on homes sold 2 years or less after purchase

FLIPPING TAX, B.C. announces tax on homes sold 2 years or less after purchase

Tax rate will be 20% for properties sold within a year of purchase, sliding to zero over following year

The B.C. government has announced plans to introduce a tax of up to 20 per cent on profits made when properties are sold within two years of their purchase.

The 20 per cent rate will be in place for a year after purchase and will slide to zero between 366 and 730 days after the acquisition.

B.C. Finance Minister Katrine Conroy announced the tax as one of the province's latest tools to try to curb speculation over housing in a province where many struggle to afford appropriate shelter.

"Prices went up as governments stepped back and speculators moved in," said Conroy during her speech presenting her latest budget in the legislature.

"That's why we're bringing in a home-flipping tax as our latest measure to crack down on bad actors."  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE


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