Home Buyers’ Amount – Line 369

Home Buyer’s Amount – Line 369

First Time Home Buyer’s Tax Credit

Did you purchase a home in Canada in 2010?  Was it your first time, or at least first time since 2004 that you lived in a property that you owned?  If you did, chances are you or your spouse can claim a $5,000 credit on your 2010 Canadian Personal Income taxes.  To do so, follow the instructions for Line 369 – Home Buyer Amount.

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Claim Your Home Owners Grant Before Year End

As we approach the end of the year one of the things you may not be thinking about is claiming your Home Owners’ Grant. The Home Owner’s Grant is a base amount of $570.00 off your property taxes if the property is your primary resident; this amount is different if you are a senior citizen. What is important to remember is that if you’re a First Time Home Buyer and your lender pays your property taxes on your behalf, this process needs to be done by you.

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