GST/HST credit – Apply


In most cases, all you have to do to receive the GST/HST credit each year is file your taxes, even if you have no income to report.

New residents of Canada must complete a form to apply for the credit

You do not need to do your first tax return before you can get the GST/HST credit.

If you are a new resident of Canada, follow the steps below to apply for the GST/HST credit:

  1. Complete one of the following forms:
  2. Mail the completed form to your tax centre

Claim the GST/HST credit for your child

If you applied for the Canada child benefit (CCB) you may already be receiving the child portion of the GST/HST credit. However, If you did not apply for the CCB, had another child or a child starts to live with you, you will need to manually register the child to receive the GST/HST credit:

  1. Sign in to My Account.
  2. Go to “Apply for child benefits.”
  3. Confirm your contact information, your marital status and your citizenship.
  4. Add your child’s name, gender, date and place of birth.

After you apply, you can view the status of your application in My Account.

Other ways to register a child for the GST/HST credit

  1. Fill out and sign Form RC66, Canada Child Benefits Application.
  2. Mail the completed form to your tax centre.

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