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For those of you home owners looking to update your home or take care of those final touches, now is the time!

The federal Government has introduced an enticing rebate. The program offers up to a $1,350 tax credit for home owners who spend between $1000 and $10000 in renovations.

Time is running out, so take Advantage of this Government incentive by February 2010 and retain all invoices on file.

ELIGIBLE RENOVATIONS:

  • Kitchen, bathroom or basement Renovations
  • New carpet or hardwood floors
  • Building an addition, garage, deck, garden/storage shed, fence
  • Re-shingling roof
  • New Furnace, wood-stove, boiler, fireplace, water softener or water heater
  • A new driveway or resurfacing a driveway
  • Painting of interior or exterior of a house
  • Window coverings directly attached to the window frame and whose removal would alter the nature of the dwelling
  • Laying new sod
  • Permanent swimming pools - inground or above ground
  • Fixtures - lights, fans, etc
  • Associated costs, such as permits, professional services, equipment rentals and incidental expenses
  • Security systems - provided it is permanently installed and all other requirements of the program are met

 NON-ELIGIBLE RENOVATIONS:

  • Furniture, appliances, audio/visual electronics
  • New tools
  • Carpet cleaning
  • House cleaning
  • Maintenace contracts - furnace cleaning, snow removal, lawn care, pool cleaning) 
  • Financing costs

 For more information on how you can take advantage of The Home Renovation Tax Credit (HRTC) please contact Robert Lusted at 905-898-1211 or rlusted@topproducer.com and we will provide you with a list of qualified contractors and guide you through the process. 

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