Weekly Tax Tip - Remember to make your required Home Buyers’ Plan repayment by March 1, 2018

January 29, 2018

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If you participated in the HBP prior to 2016, you have a repayment due in the 2017 taxation year. A repayment made on or before March 1, 2018 will be considered to have been made in the 2017 taxation year. A repayment is made by making a regular contribution to your RRSP. When you file your 2017 tax return, you’ll have to complete Schedule 7. On this form, you’ll designate that the RRSP contribution is to be applied as an HBP repayment and is not a deductible contribution.

If you have already made RRSP contributions during 2017, you can designate an amount to cover your required repayment. The CRA sends an HBP Statement of Account each year with your Notice of Assessment or Reassessment. Your BDO tax advisor would be pleased to provide further details.

This tax tip is a publication of BDO Canada LLP on developments in the area of taxation. This material is general in nature and should not be relied upon to replace the requirement for specific professional advice. The information in this tax tip is current as of January 29, 2018.