Q: Does an investor pay tax each year on the appreciation of equity in an investment property? If so, would I owe tax on the equity I have in a property? Would that increase as I pay down the mortgage debt?
— When are taxes owed, Guelph, Ont.
Ayana Forward is a certified financial planner in Ottawa:
Capital gains taxes are only due when there is a disposition of property (deemed or real). You do not pay tax each year on the appreciation of equity in an investment property.
Ayana Forward is a real estate investor who also holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation. Ayana is fee-based Financial Planner with Ryan Lamontagne Inc in Ottawa, ON.