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GST/HST New Housing Rebates -- Update

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Nov 15, 2019
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GST/HST New Housing Rebates -- Update

Hi All,

Here's an update on the current status of HST new housing rebate applications:

(1) The processing of HST housing rebate applications have been suspended since mid-March.

(2) Audits of HST rebate applications also appear to have been put on hold since mid-March.

(3) Some HST housing rebate cheques have been mailed out by CRA in the past two months, depending on how far along an application was at the time of the suspension.

(4) It is still important to meet all applicable deadlines when applying for the HST housing rebate and responding to subsequent inquiries from CRA.

Let me know if you have questions!
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Deal Addict
Sep 5, 2009
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I applied under the substantial renovation segment on April 11th. I called last week and they said that they are still processing and that someone was assigned to my application on April 28th. Where did you get the information that processing is frozen?
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Sep 11, 2017
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Are rebates processing still suspended? Any downside in still submitting our rebate applications so they get in the queue?
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Nov 15, 2019
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FedExpress wrote: Are rebates processing still suspended? Any downside in still submitting our rebate applications so they get in the queue?
I would submit your application so that it gets in queue. As of Wednesday the processing of new applications was still suspended, and CRA did not have a set date for when processing would resume.
Sr. Member
Aug 14, 2007
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Ottawa
Thanks for the information. I have submitted my application back in mid December, and I have not hear anything back from CRA. Are there anything I can do to ensure the application is alright?
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Deal Addict
Feb 19, 2019
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Stouffville ON
audiorichard wrote: Thanks for the information. I have submitted my application back in mid December, and I have not hear anything back from CRA. Are there anything I can do to application is alright?
Yes, contact cra, see if they even received it. You should have gotten a reply before covid.
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Sep 24, 2012
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Mississauga
is there any update on this? did CRA start processing applications?
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TrackerJacker wrote: is there any update on this? did CRA start processing applications?
Yes, and there is also now an option to submit electronic applications.

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