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Nova Scotia Land Transfer Tax Calculator

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

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A guide to Nova Scotia land transfer tax

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.

Municipality Tax rate
Halifax 1.5%
Dartmouth 1.5%
Sydney 1.5%
Glace Bay 1.5%
Truro 1.0%
Sydney Mines 1.5%
Sydney Mines 1.5%
New Glasgow 1.0%
Amherst 1.25%
New Waterford 1.5%
Kentville 0.0%


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

Source: Government of Nova Scota, "Deed Transfer Tax".

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