CRA is assessing to increase the amount of GST/HST self-assessed by a builder under ETA s. 191(3) on substantial completion and first occupancy of a rental residential complex. What should be done where there should be a corresponding increase to the amount of the new residential rental property rebate given this higher FMV?
CRA noted that it was not required under s. 296(2.1)(b) to grant the rebate - because this provision did not apply where a rebate application had been filed. Furthermore, the making of a fresh rebate application was prohibited by s. 262(2). However, CRA indicated that, as a matter “of service and fairness, it would be appropriate for the auditor” to adjust the rebate, provided the period was not statute-barred.