Saskatchewan PST Rebate for New Home Construction
The Provincial Sales Tax (PST) Rebate for New Home Construction provides a rebate of up to 42% of the PST paid on the purchase of a new, previously unoccupied home (newly constructed home). This rebate is designed to make home ownership more affordable for Saskatchewan residents.
The PST Rebate for New Home Construction is administered by the Ministry of Finance. Participants of this program may also be eligible for the Secondary Suite Incentive Grant Program (SSI).
The program is available for newly constructed homes with a total price of less than $550,000, before taxes and excluding the value of the land and the price of any furniture, furnishings and appliances, with some exceptions. The amount of the rebate is reduced for homes with a total price between $450,000 and $550,000. Details on how the rebate is calculated are available in this information bulletin.
You may be eligible for the rebate if you:
- purchased a newly-constructed home from a builder for use as your primary place of residence;
- constructed or hired someone else to construct your home for use as your primary place of residence;
- purchased shares in a co-operative housing (co-op) complex for the purpose of using a unit in the co-op for use as your primary place of residence;
- sign a contract for purchase of the home (for homes purchased from a builder) on or after April 1, 2023, and take possession before April 1, 2026;
- sign a contract before April 1, 2023, for purchase of the home (for homes purchased from a builder) for which the new housing start is completed on or after April 1, 2023, and you take possession of the home before April 1, 2026; or
- occupy the home (for owner-built homes) before April 1, 2026, for which a new housing start is completed on or after April 1, 2023.
Note: For more details regarding eligibility under the original program, please see Information Bulletin PST 75, PST Rebate for New Home Construction.
3. How to Apply
An application form, with supporting documentation, must be completed and submitted for all rebate claims under the PST Rebate for New Home Construction, as noted below.
Note: Purchase agreement, statement of account or other supporting documents must clearly state the agreed upon value of the land, PST charged on the sale of the newly constructed home (must be separate line item), any upgrades, remodelling or any charges for alterations from the base model, to determine the rebate amount appropriately.
Where there is more than one purchaser (owner), all parties are required to sign the application form. In addition, you must indicate on the form the party to whom any applicable rebate will be paid.
Homes Purchased from a Builder
To apply for the rebate on a newly constructed home purchased from a builder, please complete and submit the PST Rebate for New Home Construction Application Form April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2026 Builder-Built, along with a copy of the sales contract.
Assignment of Rebate from Purchaser to Builder
The purchaser may assign the entitlement to the rebate over to the builder and the builder must either pay the rebate amount to the purchaser, or credit the amount against the PST collected on the total price to the purchaser.
When the purchaser assigns the rebate to the builder, the builder must submit the PST Rebate for New Home Construction Application Form April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2026 Builder-Built and copy of the sales contract to the Ministry of Finance. Failure to do so will result in the builder being held liable for the rebate amount assigned to you by the purchaser.
After these documents have been submitted to the ministry, the builder may report and submit to the ministry only the net amount collected from the purchaser. This is subject to audit verification.<
Note: The rebate is intended for the purchaser of the newly-constructed home. The builder cannot accept assignment of the rebate unless they are either paying or crediting the rebate amount to the purchaser. Builders will be liable for any amounts accepted through assignment and not provided to the purchaser, including potential penalty and interest charges.
To apply for the rebate on an owner-built home, please complete and submit the PST Rebate for New Home Construction Application Form April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2026 Owner-Built, along with information to verify land ownership, and a summary of the building costs where PST has been paid. You are required to submit certain invoices with the rebate application as outlined in the application form, but all invoices must be maintained in your records and may be requested.
In order for the owner to be eligible for the PST Rebate for New Home Construction, the owner must have paid the tax, as required, on the construction materials and taxable services related to the construction of the owner-built home.
April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2026, program applications for the PST Rebate for New Home Construction must be received by the Ministry of Finance on or before March 31, 2027.