Keeping things hidden


Let’s say you are buying a house, but you are an extremely private person. Can you hide the price you paid for the house so that no one can find out?

The short answer is, yes. If you truly do not want to show your purchase price, you can pay your Land Transfer Tax in advance and show the purchase price on the deed as zero. You will need to send the Land Transfer Tax down to the ministry office, have them approve the amount, and then have them enter a statement onto the deed to indicate that the tax has been paid. If you have enough time before your closing and truly want this hidden, you can do so.