Nova Scotia has announced that it will no longer implement a new tax on residential property owners who are not residents of Nova Scotia. However, the province says it is proceeding with the Non-Resident Deed Transfer Tax as planned. Under this measure, non-Nova Scotia residents are generally subject to a new deed transfer tax of 5% of the value of residential real property purchased in the province, with certain exceptions. This new tax applies to transfers on or after April 1, 2022, unless the agreement of purchase and sale was entered into before that date. The Non-Resident Property Tax and Deed Transfer Tax were both originally announced in Nova Scotia's 2022 budget.

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