Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Canada's Mortgage Industry Welciomes Federal Budget Announcements

Yesterday, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled the federal budget. Several measures affect Canada's housing and mortgage industry.

  • Temporary home renovations tax credit of up to $1,350 for eligible home renovations and alterations

  • Increase in the home buyers RSP plan, withdrawal limit increased to $25,000 from the current $20,000

  • A new first time home buyers tax credit that will provide up to $750 in tax relief for closing costs

  • Broad based personal tax reductions including an increase in the personal exemption and increases to the limits for the two lowest tax brackets

  • Make sure you stay tuned to the Your Mortgage Matters Blog for up to date information on these and other important topics in the coming days.

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