GST/HST rebates


Claim a GST/HST rebate 

This table lists rebates that may allow you to claim the GST/HST and QST paid on certain goods and services:

GST/HST and QST rebates
Link to specific information Relevant form
Tour packages GST115
Sponsors of foreign conventions, organizers of foreign conventions, and non-resident exhibitors GST386
Amounts paid in error for goods or services purchased on or delivered to a reserve (reason code 1A) GST189
Amounts paid in error (reason code 1C) GST189
Commercial goods and artistic works exported by a non-resident (reason code 4) GST189
Legal aid plan (reason code 5) GST189
Taxable sale of real property by a non-registrant or taxable sale of capital personal property of a municipality or designated municipality who is a non-registrant (reason code 7) GST189
Indian band, tribal council, or band-empowered entity (reason code 8) GST189
Lease of land for residential purposes (reason code 9) GST189
Non-resident recipient of a taxable supply of an installation service – rebate paid or credited by registered supplier (reason code 10) GST189
Non-resident recipient of a taxable supply of an installation service – rebate not paid or credited by supplier (reason code 11) GST189
Goods imported at a place in a non-participating province, or imported at a place in a participating province with a lower HST rate (reason code 12) GST189
Intangible personal property or services acquired in a participating province (reason code 13) GST189
Provincial point-of-sale rebate on qualifying items (reason code 16) GST189
Ontario First Nations point-of-sale relief (reason code 23) GST189
Poppies and wreaths (reason code 24) GST189
Certain investment plans and segregated funds (reason code 25) GST189
Election under subsection 261.31(3) (reason code 26) GST189
Remission order (reason code 99) GST189
New housing – Houses purchased from a builder GST190, RC7190-WS, RC7190-ON, RC7190-NS, RC7190-BC
New housing – Owner-built houses GST191, GST191-WS, RC7191-ONRC7191-BC
New housing – Provincial transitional (for Ontario and Prince Edward Island) RC7000-PE, RC7001-PE, RC7002-PE, RC7003-PE, RC7003-ON
New housing – British Columbia transitional RC7004-BC
New housing – 2006 and 2008 transitional purchasers GST193
Employee and partner GST370
Federal, provincial, and territorial governments GST490
Provincial part of the HST for goods bought in a participating province and brought into a non-participating province or a participating province with a lower HST rate GST495
Foreign representatives, diplomatic missions, consular posts, international organizations, or visiting forces units GST498
Specially equipped motor vehicle GST518
New residential rental property – Single unit residential complex, residential condominium unit or lease of land GST524, RC7524-ON, RC7524-BC
New residential rental property – Co-operative housing corporation and multiple unit residential complex GST525
New residential rental property – 2006 and 2008 transitional GST192
Public service bodies GST66, RC7066-SCH, GST523 (if you are a qualifying NPO), GST284, GST284 SCH
Pension entity rebate and election RC4607
Pension entity rebate election for pension entities that are selected listed financial institutions for GST/HST purposes RC7207
Pension entity rebate election for pension entities that are selected listed financial institutions for GST/HST and QST purposes RC7207-1
General application for rebate of GST/HST and QST for SLFI RC7289

After filing a GST/HST rebate claim

For most GST/HST rebates, your claim will be assessed after the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) receives your application and you will be sent a notice of assessment in one of the following ways:

  • in the mail
  • through mail in My Business Account, for which you will receive an email notification

A notice of assessment explains the assessment of your rebate claim and any changes that were made.

Change your GST/HST rebate claim

To change your rebate claim, you can send your request in writing to the same tax centre you sent your original application (either the Prince Edward Island Tax Centre or the Sudbury Tax Centre).

To change your public service bodies' (PSB) rebate claim, you can sign into My Business Account and select the "Adjust a PSB rebate" option.

Reasons your rebate claim may be delayed or denied

Your rebate claim may be delayed or denied if the:

  • forms are not completed in full
  • rebate calculation is incorrect
  • documents requested are not submitted with your application

To check the status of your public service bodies’ rebate claim, you can sign into My Business Account and select the “View a PSB rebate” option or call 1-800-959-5525.

Refund holds

If you still have to file any returns under the Excise Tax Act, the Income Tax Act, the Excise Act, 2001, or the Air Travellers Security Charge Act, the CRA may hold any GST/HST rebate you are entitled to until you file them.

Note 

The CRA will not withhold refunds or rebates because of outstanding T2 corporate income tax returns under the Income Tax Act for tax-exempt incorporated municipalities, universities, schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations, federal Crown corporations, Indian band councils, and municipal corporations and their subsidiaries.

How to make a voluntary disclosure

The Voluntary Disclosures Program gives you a chance to change a rebate application you previously filed. You can apply to the CRA to ask for relief of prosecution and penalties. For more information, see Voluntary Disclosures Program

Late-filed new housing rebate for owner-built houses

If, due to extraordinary circumstances, you were prevented from filing your rebate application for an owner-built home by the applicable deadline, we will consider a request to accept your late-filed rebate application. For more information on this process and the types of extraordinary circumstances that may be considered, review the Late-filed rebate applications section in Guide RC4028, GST/HST New Housing Rebate.

Note 

This only applies to owner-built homes. It does not apply if you bought a house from a builder, or if you bought or built a rental property.

What to do if you have a complaint

If you are not satisfied with the service you received or you disagree with the CRA, you have different options depending on the nature of your complaint.

If you are not satisfied with the service that you receive from CRA, see Make a service complaint.

If you believe that you have been subject to reprisal, see Reprisal complaint.

If you disagree with an assessment, determination, or decision, see Goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST).

What records to keep

You must keep all documents and other records to support your rebate application for six years from the end of the year to which they relate. If you want to destroy your records earlier, you have to send the CRA a written request and wait for written approval to do so. For more information, see GST/HST Memorandum 15.1, General Requirements for Books and Records

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