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Was this your principal residence when living in Canada?
Are you a resident of Canada?
I need to figure out a bit more in terms of the timing. When did your mother move to the UK?
Where was your father living at the time of the sale of the home?
That doesn't make any sense then. The CRA is the Canada revenue agency and given that this was the principal residence of your parents who are the owners and your mother moved just two weeks before the house was sold it makes absolutely no sense for there to have been a hold back by the buyer of the house.
Your mother should be able to get a full refund of the hold back because at the very most she would have to include 1/4 of the capital gains incurred over the two weeks in her income for tax purposes. So it would be notional or essentially nothing. Your mother may need to retain an accountant instead of filing her own taxes this year.
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Brother is 100% incorrect. That is nonsensical. She gets it back as soon as she files her tax return.
Your brother is 100% incorrect. That is nonsensical. She gets it back as soon as she files her tax return.
That is bizarre about your father as he had not moved.
I am sorry for your loss.
Your father's executor files the return and will get the refund just as your mother did.
One of you has to apply to administer his estate but you have to be living in Canada to do that.
The power of attorney is void because your dad died. Someone has to retain an estate lawyer and apply to administer your dad's estate.
If your mother didn't owe the money the government will give it back. So if it was from the principal residence she gets it back. If it's not from the principal residence she doesn't get it back but later on if she has a capital loss she could use a capital gain to write off the capital loss possibly.
Clearly your mother needs to retain an experienced accountant in Canada to review all of what has gone on and to rectify any errors.
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