Sept 1, 2009:  The country’s top tax man, also known as Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue, was in beautiful Nova Scotia yesterday.  He dropped off a cheque for $121,000 to a local company, and he was also dropping hints that there may be an extension to the Home Renovation Tax Credit.

“It is going very, very well,” Blackburn told The Chronicle Herald’s editorial board Tuesday.

“It started on Jan. 28 and it will stop on 31 January (2010) but I may say we already have many requests asking us to postpone it for one more year, so I am sure the minister of finance will look at that carefully.”

You can read the full story here:  http://thechronicleherald.ca/Columnists/1139389.html

EDIT by David Boese, January 28, 2010: Well, it’s not looking so good for that extension, folks.  The Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty, is telling us that the credit is scheduled to stop January 31, 2010.  Or, is he just building suspense for his March 2010 budget?  Probably not, but we’ll see.

Remember, if you have your supplies purchased and paid for by the end of January, they’ll qualify for the HRTC, even if you don’t have everything installed by that date.

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