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Newfoundland Land Transfer Tax Calculator

When you a buy a house or condo in Newfoundland you are subject to land transfer tax on closing. Use Ratehub.ca’s calculator to determine your land transfer tax or view Newfoundland’s current rates below.

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Land transfer tax rates in Newfoundland

In Newfoundland and Labrador, the land transfer tax is charged on the property value and mortgage amount as follows:

Property value Tax amount 
$500 or less $100.00
greater than $500 $100.00 plus $0.40 for each additional one hundred dollars of value or part of one hundred dollars.
Mortgage value Tax amount
$500 or less $100.00
greater than $500 $100.00 plus $0.40 for eac

 

Newfoundland land transfer tax example calculation

Let’s assume you are purchasing a house worth $500,000 with a 20% down payment resulting in a $400,000 mortgage.


1. Land transfer tax on the property value

  • ( $500,000 property value $500 lower tax bracket )
    ÷ $100 tax portion size
    = 4995 portions of value up to $100 (round up)

  • $100 base value
    + ( $0 tax per $100 portion × 4995 portions of value up to $100 )
    = $2,098 land transfer tax on property value

 

2. Land transfer tax on the mortgage amount

  • ( $400,000 mortgage amount $500 lower tax bracket )
    ÷ $100 tax portion size
    = 3995 portions of value up to $100 (round up)

  • $100 base value
    + ( $0 tax per $100 portion × 3995 portions of value up to $100 )
    = $1,698 land transfer tax on property value

 

3. Total land transfer tax 

  • $2,098 land transfer tax on property value $1,698 land transfer tax on property value
    $3,796 totaltransfer tax on property value

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