Federal, provincial, and territorial government rebate (Form GST490)

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As a result of systems maintenance, this service will not be available from 10:45 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021, until 6 am on Monday, May 17, 2021 (Eastern time).

Form GST490, GST/HST Rebate Application for Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Governments, can be sent to us quickly and easily using our web form. Please review the information below and select "Continue" when you are ready to complete the form.

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  • I have completed my rebate application in Canadian funds.
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Access code

To file your rebate you will need to enter the six-character access code you received in the mail. This access code is permanent - you can continue to use it to file future GST490 rebates. However, it cannot be used to file other types of rebates or returns.

If you have misplaced your access code or would like to change it, call Business Enquiries at 1-800-959-5525.

Confirmation of receipt

After you successfully submit your rebate application, you will receive a confirmation number. This confirmation number is your proof that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has received your application. Print the page with your confirmation number and keep it with your records. Do not mail paper copies of forms that you have submitted electronically.

After you've submitted your rebate application, we may have to contact you for more information. Keep all supporting documents for six years after the end of the year to which the documents relate. 


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