GST/HST Credit For Individuals (aka Goods and Services Tax / Harmonized Sales Tax Credit)

Provided by: Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency (aka CRA)

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Contact Details

Toll-Free: 1-800-387-1193
Benefit Inquiries * Canada and United States

Individual Tax Account Balance Automated Service: 1-866-474-8272
Provides information about your tax account balance, as well as your last payment amount and date

TTY: 1-800-665-0354
General Inquiries * Toll Free Across Canada

Toll-Free: 1-800-267-6999
Across Canada * TIPS (Tax Information Phone Service) Automated Information System

Service Website: http://www.canada.ca/gst-hst-credit

Website: http://www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax/personal-income-tax.htm

Service Description

A tax-free quarterly payment that helps individuals and families with low or modest incomes offset all or part of the GST or HST that they pay.

Eligibility

You are eligible for this credit if you are a resident of Canada for income tax purposes in the month prior to and at the beginning of the month in which the GST/HST credit is issued and at least one of the following applies:

* You are 19 years of age or older before the month in which the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) issues a quarterly payment
* You have (or previously had) a spouse or common-law partner
* You are (or previously were) a parent and live (or previously lived) with your child

* If you have a spouse or common-law partner, only one of you can receive the credit. The credit will be paid to the person whose return is assessed first. The amount will be the same, regardless of who (in the couple) receives it.

Service Info

Toll-Free:
1-800-387-1193
Benefit Inquiries * Canada and United States

Hours of Operation:
Automated service is a 24-hour service * Telephone agents are available Monday-Friday (except holidays), 9am-5pm (local time)

Service Website:
http://www.canada.ca/gst-hst-credit

Application Process:
You no longer have to apply for the GST/HST credit. The Canada Revenue Agency will automatically determine your eligibility when you file your next income tax and benefit return for the 2014 and later tax years.

If you are a new resident of Canada and you want to apply for the GST/HST credit, complete Form RC151, GST/HST Credit Application for Individuals Who Become Residents of Canada, for the year that you became a resident of Canada.

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French

Coverage Area:
Canada

Locations

Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency


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Individual Tax Account Balance Automated Service:
1-866-474-8272
Provides information about your tax account balance, as well as your last payment amount and date

TTY:
1-800-665-0354
General Inquiries * Toll Free Across Canada

TollFree:
1-800-267-6999
Across Canada * TIPS (Tax Information Phone Service) Automated Information System

Website:
www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax/personal-income-tax.htm

Hours of Operation:
Hours for telephone services vary

Accessibility:
Not applicable

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Government of Canada - Canada Revenue Agency (aka CRA)

Site Info

Individual Tax Account Balance Automated Service:
1-866-474-8272
Provides information about your tax account balance, as well as your last payment amount and date

TTY:
1-800-665-0354
General Inquiries * Toll Free Across Canada

Toll-Free:
1-800-267-6999
Across Canada * TIPS (Tax Information Phone Service) Automated Information System

Website:
http://www.canada.ca/en/services/taxes/income-tax/personal-income-tax.htm

Hours of Operation:
Hours for telephone services vary

Accessibility:
Not applicable

Coverage Area:
Canada

Service Info

Toll-Free:
1-800-387-1193
Benefit Inquiries * Canada and United States

Hours of Operation:
Automated service is a 24-hour service * Telephone agents are available Monday-Friday (except holidays), 9am-5pm (local time)

Service Website:
http://www.canada.ca/gst-hst-credit

Application Process:
You no longer have to apply for the GST/HST credit. The Canada Revenue Agency will automatically determine your eligibility when you file your next income tax and benefit return for the 2014 and later tax years.

If you are a new resident of Canada and you want to apply for the GST/HST credit, complete Form RC151, GST/HST Credit Application for Individuals Who Become Residents of Canada, for the year that you became a resident of Canada.

Fees:
No fees

Languages:
English * French

Coverage Area:
Canada

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