Non-Resident Speculation Tax (NRST) Rebate Application Client Kit

Step by Step Guide on finalizing your NRST Rebate Application with Landmark Law

In order to commence our services promptly and facilitate a smooth application, please provide the following by the stated timelines. Delays in receiving the information may result in issues and additional charges may apply. Thank you for your cooperation!

We have experience in obtaining NRST Rebate, we work closely with the case manager at the Ministry of Finance. As  long as you meet all the requirements and provide sufficient supporting documents, you are eligible for the rebate.


Fee Quotes

We are happy to review your case and help you submit the NRST application. Our  fees are based on hourly rate of $295.00 + HST per hour + any disbursements. So long as your supporting documents are organized, the estimated time spent or fees will likely be 6 hours or $2,000.00 for a standard case.

Once you confirm the engagement with our firm, we will provide a full due diligence list of materials (i.e., detailed list outlining various government forms, purchase/occupancy proofs, and rebate criteria fulfillment), compile, review and work with you to submit a strong application on your behalf.

Note: Landmark Law's services end after we submit your NRST Rebate application with the Ministry. You shall be responsible for following up with the Ministry, fulfill any subsequent requirements or procedures outlined by the Minsitry. Landmark Law does not guarantee the success of your NRST Rebate Application.

Note: Your NRST Rebate Application must be received by the Minister within 90 days of you becoming a Permanent Resident of Canada.


STEP 1: Getting Started (Immediately)

Please immediately provide Landmark Law with:
[If anything need to be submitted by email to Landmark Law, please email and cc both mike@landmarklaw.ca and winnie@landmarklaw.ca]
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i. Email Two valid IDs
(e.g. Canadian Driver's License, Credit Card, Passport/PR; Health Card not accepted.).
Please make sure to submit a clear "front-side" and "back-side" scan or photocopy of your two pieces of identification.

ii. Remit $1,000 Retainer payable to "Landmark Law Professional Corporation, in Trust" or e-transfer to winnie@landmarklaw.ca
If by e-transfer, please provide Landmark Law with the e-transfer secret password.

iii. Complete the Landmark Law's Standard Retainer
PDF Retainer to complete by hand and scanned back: PDF Standard Retainer [Click Here]

iv. Complete Form 1A - Landmark Law's Verification of Identity Form
[Option to either complete online or by PDF]
[To change language between English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese, you may select them respectively from the drop down menu on the top right corner of the Form.]

Online Form to complete online: Online Form 1A [Click Here] or immediately above from the embedded Form
PDF Form to complete by hand and scanned back: PDF Form 1A [Click Here]

Note: If there are any missing or incomplete information please submit them as soon as they are available to Landmark Law.


STEP 2: Interim Preparations

Please provide or confirm the following to/with Landmark Law as soon as possible:

i. Email Titled/Deed Documents (registered Transfer, Agreement of Purchase and Sale with all Schedules/Amendments, Statement of Adjustments, any appraisals, proof of Land Transfer Tax and Non-Resident Speculation Tax Payment, etc.) including Final Report received from your Purchasing Lawyer.

Please contact your real estate lawyer as soon as possible, they may take time to respond and provide you with the documents and may charge you administration fees to retrieve the information for you.


ii. Email Proof of Occupancy of the real property as your principal residence within 60 days of the transfer (closing).

Please gather and email us copies of any of the following documents (if any) that contain your full name, address, and the date/month/year. Please clearly label your files or organize them in zip folders to show the date range. These documents serve as proof of your ownership and occupancy of a valid address which may include any of the below:

  1. Mortgage papers or your property tax bill(s) - Provide statements for every three months (every quarter) from the date of occupancy up till the most recent month available before submission;
  2. Recent Utility Bill(s) [Gas, Electricity, Water, Cable, Telephone, etc.] - Provide statements for every three months (every quarter) from the date of occupancy up till the most recent month available before submission;
  3. Bank and Credit Card Statements - Provide statements for every three months (every quarter) from the date of occupancy up till the most recent month available before submission;
  4. Insurance Policies;
  5. Vehicle Registration (front and back);
  6. Membership in Professional, Social or Recreational Organizations; and
  7. Health Care Coverage.

Note: you may not have all of these but providing more materials will help strengthen your case. We may request more documents from you should we feel that it will bolster and strengthen your application. Thank you for your understanding.


iii. Email Permanent Resident Card or adequate confirmation of Permanent Residency.

Confirmation of Permanent Residence document, signed and dated by an immigration officer, or a letter from IRCC advising that the application for Permanent Resident status is complete, that the individual is a Permanent Resident of Canada.


iv. If you are an international student, provide enrollment date/period and whether you were a full-time student ever since the enrollment date.


v. Email your draft responses to Government Forms.

Please commence drafting responses to the following Government Forms:

Note: We will proofread and supplement your responses, finalize and print out your forms for signing at our office. However, we want you to firstly review them so that we may begin to gather information to the questions that we might not have an answer to at the moment.

  1. Ontario Land Transfer Tax Refund Rebate/Affidavit [Click Here]
  2. Authorized or Canceling a Representative [Click Here]
  3. Direct Deposit Request [Click Here]


vi. Email your Void Cheque or Direct Deposit Form.


STEP 3: In-Person Signing with Landmark Law

i. Schedule your in-person signing appointment with Landmark Law
[Book the in-person appointment date as soon as possible after you provided all the required materials and received confirmation from Landmark Law]

Book your Appointment: Booking Scheduler [Click Here] or immediately above from the embedded booking calendar


ii. Signing Appointment Preparations:
[Landmark Law will not be able to amend the Documents during the signing meeting as such the final version must be confirmed in advance of the signing appointment]

  1. Please bring originals of your previously e-mailed identification (2 valid IDs per person) to the in-person meeting for our inspection.
  2. Please wear a mask and bring your own pens to reduce exposure and spread of Covid-19.

STEP 4: Closing Your Matter

i. Completing and Submitting the Signed Application - Wait for Updates from Landmark Law - CONGRATULATIONS on Submission!!!

ii. Remit the outstanding balance to Landmark Law (e-transfer to winnie@landmarklaw.ca) once you receive Landmark Law's invoice.
[please provide Landmark Law with the e-transfer secret password]

iii. Landmark Law will email you a copy of the submitted NRST Rebate Application.

iv. Landmark Law's services end after we submit your NRST Rebate application with the Ministry. You shall be responsible for following up with the Ministry, fulfill any subsequent requirements or procedures outlined by the Ministry. Landmark Law does not guarantee the success of your NRST Rebate Application.

v. If you were happy with our service, we would appreciate a 5-Star Google Review and "like" on Facebook/LandmarkLawPC. Thank you again for choosing and believing in Landmark Law!


Questions

If you have any questions please email and cc both mike@landmarklaw.ca and winnie@landmarklaw.ca
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