GST/HST credit - How much you can expect to receive

New proposed Grocery Rebate

In Budget 2023, the government proposed a one-time Grocery Rebate to provide financial support to eligible individuals and families. The rebate is scheduled to be issued July 5, 2023 along with the next regular quarterly GST/HST credit payment.

More information will follow in the coming weeks.

How much you can expect to receive

Your GST/HST credit payments are based on the following:

  • your family net income
    • If you're single, the amount from line 23600 of your income tax return, or the amount that it would be if you completed one
    • If you have a spouse or common-law partner, your net incomes are combined to get your family net income
  • the number of children under 19 years old that you have registered for the Canada child benefit and the GST/HST credit

For the 2021 base year (payment period from July 2022 to June 2023), you could get up to:

  • $467 if you are single
  • $612 if you are married or have a common-law partner
  • $161 for each child under the age of 19

Be sure to keep your personal information updated to avoid underpayments or overpayments. An increase of your 2021 adjusted family net income could affect your payments starting in July 2022. Go to GST/HST credit income levels and the GST/HST credit payments chart to find out if you are entitled to receive the GST/HST credit for the 2021 base year. You can also use the child and family benefits calculator to get an estimate of your GST/HST credit.

What can affect your payment amount

The Canada Revenue Agency could recalculate your GST/HST credit payment when:

  • a reassessment of either your or your spouse or common-law partner's tax return results in a change to your family net income
  • your eligible child turns 19 years of age
  • your marital status changes
  • the number of eligible children in your care changes
  • a recipient dies
  • you start, or stop, sharing custody of a child

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