GST/HST credit – Eligibility



You are generally eligible for the GST/HST credit if you are:

CRA normally makes GST/HST credit payments in July, October, January, and April.

Example – Eligibility period as a new resident

Marceline turned 19 years old in September and became a resident that month. She applied for the GST/HST credit when she arrived to Canada. Now in October, Marceline wants to know if she is eligible to get a payment for the month.

Because Marceline turned 19 in September and was a resident in that month, if she is still a Canadian resident at the beginning of October, she will be eligible to receive a payment for the month.

Go to Payment dates for more information.

Parents in a shared custody situation may be eligible for half of the GST/HST credit for that child. This also applies to any related provincial and territorial credit. Go to Custody arrangements and your benefits for more information.

If, however, a child welfare agency is legally, physically, or financially responsible for a child, you are not generally eligible for the GST/HST credit for that child.

Leaving an abusive or violent situation? Get benefit and credit payments without putting yourself, or your family, in danger. For more information, go to Getting benefits and credits when in an abusive or violent situation.

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