Deceased’s Principal Residence – But I thought it wasn’t taxable!

Tax treatment of a principal residence after the owner dies is discussed.

Most Canadian homeowners are aware that generally they are not taxed on the increase in value of a property that qualifies and is designated as their principal residence. There are a number of criteria to be met in order for a property to qualify as a principal residence for all years owned which I will not be going into detail here. I would specifically like to discuss how a person’s principal residence is taxed after death where the property is sold and the cash proceeds distributed to the beneficiaries.

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