first time home buyer

Can I choose not to claim FTHB for my first home(which is a fairly inexpensive mobile) and use it when I possibly purchase a more expensive place, or can I only claim it now?

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It appears you can only claim it in the future if you go 4 years without owning a home:  http://actionplan.gc.ca/en/initiative/first-time-home-buyers-tax-credit

My personal rule of thumb when receiving money back from the government is "money today is worth more than money tomorrow", so max out on all eligible credits in the current year.  Also, there is no guarantee that the credit will still exist in the future, so you may not have another opportunity to take advantage of it.

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