GST/HST Tax Credit & Payments
The goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit is a tax-free quarterly payment that is based on family income.
In Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island the GST is blended with the provincial sales tax and is called the harmonized sales tax (HST).
To receive the GST/HST credit, including any related provincial credit, you have to apply for it, even if you received it last year. To apply, you have to file a tax return for each year you want the credit, even if you have no income to report.
GST/HST credit payment dates
January 5, 2017
April 5, 2017
July 5, 2017
October 5, 2017