Alberta Land Transfer Tax

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When you a buy a house, condo or land in Alberta you are subject to land transfer tax which is due upon closing. Use Ratehub.ca’s calculator to determine your applicable land transfer tax or view Alberta's 2017 rates below and follow along with our sample calculation.

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Provincial: Provincial Land transfer tax (LTT), typically calculated as a percentage of the purchase price of a home, is required when purchasing a home in Canada. All provinces have a LTT, and the amount varies in each province. plus
 
Municipal: Municipal Some municipalities, like Toronto, levy an additional LTT, which is similarly calculated as a percentage of the purchase price of a home. plus
 
Rebate: Rebate If you are a first-time home buyer in British Columbia or Ontario, you will be eligible for LTT rebates, equal to the value of the LTT up to a maximum amount set by the province. minus
 

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Land title transfer fees Alberta – Updated in 2016

Alberta does not have a large land transfer tax like most provinces in Canada. Instead, it has a much smaller land title transfer fee. There are two major parts to the fee: one on your home’s value and the other on your mortgage amount. The rates for the two parts are as follows:

Land title transfer fee First-time home buyer rebate
On the property value $50 base + $1 for every $5000 or portion thereof of the property value. There is no land transfer tax rebate in Alberta.
On the mortgage $50 base +$1 for every $5000 or part thereof of the mortgage amount.

Example land title transfer fee calculation - Alberta

Let’s assume you are purchasing a house worth $202,500 with a 20% down payment resulting in a $162,000 mortgage.

Land title transfer fee on the property value
$202,500 property value ÷ $5,000 tax portion size =
41 portions of value up to $5,000 (rounded up)
$50 base value ( $1 tax per $5000 portion 41 portions of value up to $5,000) =
$91 land title transfer fee on property value
Land title transfer fee on the mortgage amount
$162,000 mortgage amount ÷ $5,000 tax portion size =
33 portions of value up to $5,000 (rounded up)
$50 base value ( $1 tax per $5000 portion 33 portions of value up to $5,000) =
$83 land title transfer fee on property value
Total land title transfer fee
$91 fee on property $83 fee on mortgage =
$174 total land transfer tax

The Alberta land title transfer fees can be paid to the Alberta Land Titles Office when your legal documents are submitted for registration.