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Nova Scotia Land Transfer Tax
Nova Scotia has one of the more complex land transfer tax laws, as each municipality has its own land transfer tax rate. These range from 0.0% in Kentville to 1.5% in Halifax. All tax is calculated on the assessed value of the property. Use our calculator to see how much tax you would owe.

Land Transfer Tax

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Provincial

$0.00

Municipal

$0.00

Rebate

$0.00

Land Transfer Tax

$0.00


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Nova ScotiaLand Transfer Tax Rates

The full table of tax rates can be found on the Service Nova Scotia website, but for quick reference here are the rates some of the most populous cities.


City

Tax Rate

Halifax

1.5%

Cape Breton

1.5%

Truro

1.0%

Amherst

1.25%

New Glasgow

1.0%

Bridgewater

1.5%

Yarmouth

1.0%

Kentville

0.0%

On the Service Nova Scotia website, they post the disclaimer that “rate changes are at the discretion of the municipalities and may not be reported to SNS.” Check with your realtor or real estate lawyer.

Nova ScotiaLand Transfer Tax Rebate

There is no land transfer tax rebate for Nova Scotia.

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