Jamie David, Director of Marketing and Mortgages
Land transfer tax rates in Nova Scotia
Land transfer tax rates in Nova Scotia vary in different municipalities. The tax rates for Nova Scotia's 10 largest cities are shown below. The full table can be accessed through the provincial government`s Nova Scotia land transfer tax tables page.
In the Halifax area, the land transfer tax is 1.5% of the home's purchase price.
Nova Scotia land transfer tax example calculation
Let’s assume you are purchasing a home for $200,000 in Halifax. Your land transfer tax will be:
- $200,000 purchase price
× 1.5% Halifax tax rate
= $3,000 land title transfer fee