Principal residence and other real estate

When you sell your home, you may realize a capital gain. If the property was solely your principal residence for every year you owned it, you do not have to pay tax on the gain.

Important notice

On October 3, 2016, the Government announced an administrative change to the Canada Revenue Agency’s reporting requirements for the sale of a principal residence. For more information, go to Reporting the sale of your principal residence for individuals (other than trusts).

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