Homebuyers outside Toronto no longer have to worry about paying thousands of dollars in local land transfer taxes.

Municipal Affairs Minister Ted McMeekin shut down speculation in early December that cities and towns would be given permission to bring in their own such levy in addition to the provincial land transfer tax.

“There has been no call, at all, for a municipal land transfer tax, nor is there any legislation before the House that would allow this,” McMeekin said in the legislature’s daily question period. To read more click here.