Goods and services tax/Harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit

Possible postal disruption

Starting in early July 2016, mail delivery in all regions across Canada may be interrupted or delayed by a possible postal disruption at Canada Post. In the event of a labour disruption, some CRA services will be affected; however, you are still required to meet your tax obligations.  We encourage you to use our online services to manage your tax matters. Visit our postal disruption web page for more information.

Want to find out how much and when your next GST/HST credit payment is?

View your personalized goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax credit information anytime, anywhere with the MyBenefits CRA mobile application or My Account.

The GST/HST credit is 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.

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 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 there same, regardless of who (in the couple) receives it.

Provincial programs related to the GST/HST credit


Calculation and payments

Application and eligibility

When to contact the Canada Revenue Agency

Marital status

Shared custody

Validating your eligibility for benefits and credits

Balance owing - benefits overpayment

Where to mail your forms


Online services

My Account
Allows you to manage your benefits and credits, and apply for the CCTB online.

MyBenefits CRA mobile application
View your GST/HST credit information anytime, anywhere!

Automated Benefits Application
A joint partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency and the Vital Statistics Office of the participating provinces.

How to apply for direct deposit
It's your money. Get it fast and enrol in direct deposit now!

Benefit and credit payment dates reminders
Subscribe to the benefit and credit payment dates reminders electronic mailing list to be notified when the next payments will be issued.

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