ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX
The Ministry of Finance has introduced a new Additional Property Transfer Tax effective August 2nd, 2016. This additional tax is payable in addition to the general property tax. Along with the tax that is payable, there is also a new Additional Property Transfer Tax Return form that must be completed. Please read the Ministry of Finance Tax Information Sheet 2016-006 for full details.
The LTSA in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance have announced that a new Property Transfer Tax (PTT) Form Version 27 will be released on August 2nd, 2016. This updated form is due to the introduction of the additional tax. For important information regarding this form, please read the LTSA announcement.
When a transaction requires the collection and remittance of the additional property transfer tax the calculation of this tax must be done manually. There are two possible ways to enter the additional property transfer tax in Brief Convey - choose the one that works best for your firm.
PURCHASE FILE WORKFLOW
1. Add all Buyers to the Purchasers screen.
2. Complete the Property>Properties>Property Transfer Tax Screen with the required information to calculate the regular PTT in the Property Transfer Tax Payable field.
3. Complete the Additional Property Transfer Tax Return.
This is a manual form prepared by the Ministry of Finance and can be obtained here. For convenience, this form can also be obtained from the ProSuite>Generate Documents screen (L-065 Additional Property Transfer Tax Return – Blank) however it will not be populated due to the nature of the form. Follow the instructions provided in the Tax Information Sheet 2016-006 to complete and submit the form.
Note 1: Unlike the regular Property Transfer Tax Return, this form does not automatically calculate the tax amounts. These must be calculated manually.
Note 2: There are no schedules provided for additional buyers, sellers or properties. There is a checkbox at the top of the form If you require more space and have attached pages, check here. Free form schedules are to be added as needed.
4A. Once the additional property transfer tax payable is determined in step 3 it can be added to the Property Transfer Tax Payable
a. On the Properties>PTT Detail screen edit the Property Transfer Tax Payable field to reflect the total of the Property Transfer Tax Payable plus the Additional PTT
b. One entry will appear on the Purchaser SOA and Trust Rec for PTT
4B. Once the additional property transfer tax payable is determined in step 3 it can be entered on the Buyer’s SOA as follows
a. On the Adjustments screen add a new Basic Adjustment
b. Enter a description
c. Enter the total additional property transfer tax payable in the Amount field
d. Set Debit To = Purchaser
e. Set Credit To = Trust
f. Two entries will appear on the Purchaser SOA and Trust Rec for PTT
5. Generate the Property Transfer Tax Return V27 ensuring that all required fields are completed.
6. Complete the Additional Tax Payable field in Section I 6 b with the total amount of the additional property transfer tax and tab off the field. The form will automatically recalculate the total Property Transfer Tax payable.