Section 192.1

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Administrative Policy

GST/HST Notice 323, Proposed GST/HST Treatment of Assignment Sales, May 2022

Treatment of assignment sales (of an agreement with a builder for a new home) under pre-s. 192.1 rules (p. 1)

Under the current GST/HST rules, an assignment sale … made by an individual is generally taxable if the individual had originally entered into the agreement of purchase and sale with the builder for the primary purpose of selling their interest in the real property. If, on the other hand, the individual had originally entered into the agreement of purchase and sale for another primary purpose (for example, to occupy the house as a place of residence), the assignment sale is generally exempt.

Effect of s. 192.1 on treatment of deposits (pp. 3-4 under Q.2)

Where an assignment agreement is entered into before May 7, 2022, and the assignment sale is taxable, the total amount payable for the sale of the assignor’s interest to the assignee is subject to the GST/HST, including any amount the assignor paid as a deposit to the builder, whether or not such an amount is separately identified.

Where an assignment agreement is entered into on or after May 7, 2022, and the assignment agreement indicates in writing that a part of the consideration is attributable to the reimbursement of a deposit paid by the assignor to the builder under the purchase and sale agreement, the proposed amendment excludes the amount attributable to the deposit from the consideration for a taxable assignment sale.