GST/HST credit - Overview

COVID-19: Extended benefit payments

GST/HST credit: Eligible Canadians will continue to receive the quarterly GST/HST credit payments until the end of September 2020, however if your 2019 tax return has not yet been assessed, the payment amounts will be based on information from your 2018 return(s). You’re still required to file your 2019 tax return as soon as possible. If your return has not been filed and assessed by early September 2020, your estimated GST/HST credits will stop in October 2020 and you may have to repay the estimated amounts that were issued to you as of July 2020.


The goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit is a tax-free quarterly payment that helps individuals and families with low and modest incomes offset all or part of the GST or HST that they pay. It may also include payments from provincial and territorial programs.

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