What is the HST credit? Am I eligible?

The HST credit is a tax-free payment for individuals and families in Ontario who have low or modest incomes.

You pay Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) on most goods and services in Ontario. The HST credit repays some of this sales tax to individuals and families in Ontario who have low or modest incomes. It is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Eligibility

To receive the GST credit you have to be a resident of Canada for tax purposes, and at least 1 of the following applies, you:

  • Are 19 years of age or older;
  • Have (or previously had) a spouse or common-law partner; or
  • Are (or previously were) a parent and live (or previously lived) with your child.

View the full list of eligibility requirements.

How to Apply

You apply for the credit when you file your income tax return.

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Last updated: March 29, 2016 4001375