Ontario Sales Tax Credit (OSTC)
The program provides a maximum annual credit of $265 for each adult and each child in a family. If you are a single individual with no children, the credit will be reduced by 4% of your adjusted net income over $20,360. If you are a single parent, or are married or living common-law, the credit will be reduced by 4% of your adjusted family net income over $25,450.
- August 10
- November 10
- February 10
- May 10
Northern Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit 1-866-305-1954.
If you are a Northern Ontario resident and want to receive the 2011 NOEC payments, complete Form ON-BEN, Application for the 2011 Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant, the 2011 Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit, and the 2011 Northern Ontario Energy Credit, and file it with your 2010 income tax and benefit return.
The NOEC is issued four times a year, with a maximum annual credit of $132 for single individuals with no children, and $204 for couples and single parents. However, you may be entitled to a lesser amount depending on your adjusted family net income.
- July 27, 2011
- December 9, 2011
- March 9, 2012
- June 8, 2012
Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) 1-800-387-1193
Under the OCB, you may be eligible to receive up to $91.66 per month for each child under 18 years of age. If your adjusted family net income is above $20,000, you may receive a partial benefit.
Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant (OSHPTG) 1-877-627-6664
In its March 2008 budget, the Province of Ontario introduced the Ontario Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant. This grant is intended to help offset property taxes for seniors who own their own home and who have low or moderate incomes. The CRA administers the grant program for Ontario.
Senior homeowners can apply for the current-year OSHPTG when they file their prior-year income tax and benefit return. For example, you would apply for the 2011 grant on your 2010 income tax and benefit return. The first time you could apply for the OSHPTG was on your 2008 income tax and benefit return.
The OSHPTG payment will be issued approximately four to eight weeks after your notice of assessment or reassessment is issued.
The maximum grant is $500 for 2010 and later years. The maximum grant was $250 for 2009.
Ontario Sales Tax Transition Benefit (OSTTB)
Starting on June 10, 2011, the third and final OSTTB payment will be issued to entitled Ontario residents whose 2010 income tax and benefit return was assessed by May 9, 2011. If your 2010 return is assessed after May 9, 2011, your payment will be issued within four to eight weeks after your return is assessed.
(for more information, contact your local Federal Member of Parliament)
CanadaChild Tax Benefit 1-800-387-1193
Goods & Services Tax Credit
- January 10
- April 10
- July 10
- October 10