GST Payment Dates 2024: How Much GST/HST Credit Will You Get?

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The Goods and Services Tax (GST) credit is a tax-free benefit paid out every quarter to eligible Canadians with low-modest incomes.

In some provinces, this tax credit is referred to as the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) credit.

The GST/HST credit program is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Depending on your province of residence, your quarterly GST payments may be combined with other provincial or territorial benefits.

Read on to learn about the GST and HST credit, payment dates, amounts, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.

GST Payment Dates in 2024

The payment dates for GST and HST this year are:

  • January 5, 2024
  • April 5, 2024
  • July 5, 2024
  • October 5, 2024

Payments can be received through direct deposit to your bank account or via a cheque in the mail.

If you want to update your bank information or the number of children in your care, you can do so through your CRA My Account.

If you don’t receive your credit payment on the above dates, wait for at least 10 business days before contacting the CRA at 1-800-387-1193.

How Much is The GST/HST Refund?

The GST/HST amount you receive varies with your family’s net income and the number of minor children under your care.

You can use the CRA’s benefits calculator to estimate your credit amount.

In general, the following GST/HST credit payments apply.

 GST/HST creditJuly 2023 – June 2024
Credit for each qualified child under 19$171
Credit if you are married or have a common-law partner$650
Supplement for single adults$496
Source: Canada.ca

To receive the GST/HST credit, you should file an income tax return even if you don’t have any income to report.

For the July 2023 to June 2024 payment period, CRA uses your 2022 tax return to assess your eligibility. For the July 2024 to June 2025 payments period, your 2023 tax return applies.

What is the GST/HST Credit?

The GST/HST credit refunds sales taxes to Canadians with a low or modest income.

While most provinces and territories have distinct sales taxes (i.e. the federal GST and/or provincial PST), some provinces combine both taxes, resulting in the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST).

Provinces where only the 5% federal GST is applicable are:

  • Alberta
  • Northwest Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Yukon

Provinces that pay HST are:

  • New Brunswick: 15%
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 15%
  • Ontario: 13%
  • Nova Scotia: 15%
  • Prince Edward Island: 15%

Residents of British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec, and Saskatchewan pay separate GST and provincial sales taxes.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive the GST/HST credit, you must be considered to be a resident of Canada for income tax purposes.

At least one of the following must also apply:

  • You are 19 years of age or older
  • You have (or previously had) a spouse or common-law partner
  • You are (or previously were) a parent and live (or prematurely lived) with your child

Income Threshold For HST/HST Credit

When your family net income exceeds the threshold amounts below, you become ineligible for the GST or HST credit (for the July 2023 – June 2024 period):

Family structureAdjusted family net income
Single person$52,255
Single parent with 1 child$58,755
Single parent with 2 children$62,175
Single parent with 3 children$65,595
Single parent with 4 children$69,015
Married/common-law couple with no children$55,335
Married/common-law couple with 1 child$58,755
Married/common-law with 2 children$62,175
Married/common-law with 3 children$65,595
Married/common-law with 4 children$69,015

How To Apply For The GST/HST Credit

The CRA automatically assesses your eligibility for the GST/HST credit when you file your taxes.

If you are a newcomer to Canada, you can apply as follows:

  • Complete Form RC66 if you have children. This application also includes Canada Child Benefits.
  • Complete Form RC151 if you don’t have children.

Mail the completed form to the tax nearest to you.

GST/HST credit payments may be combined with some of your provincial benefits programs.

Examples of combined payments include:

  • BC Climate Action Tax Credit
  • PE Sales Tax Credit
  • SK Low-Income Tax Credit (SLITC))
  • Yukon Government Carbon Price Rebate-Individuals (YGCPRI)
  • NS Affordable Living Tax Credit
  • NWT Cost of Living Offset
  • NL Income Supplement
  • NL Disability Amount
  • NL Seniors’ Benefit

GST/HST FAQs

Is the GST credit increasing?

GST credit recipients recently received a top-up increase of up to $467 for single individuals and a bit more for couples. There will be another increase in July 2024.

Who qualifies for the GST rebate?

Canadians with a low or moderate income who are residents for tax purposes and are at least 19 years old.

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29 thoughts on “GST Payment Dates 2024: How Much GST/HST Credit Will You Get?”

  1. Since I became a widow in 2006 I have always received the GST rebate. I did receive the rebate in Oct. 21/Jan22/and Apr/22. I have not received any in July. I did file my Income Tax and paid taxes.
    What is wrong?

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  2. If GST went up in July 2022…why didn’t I get the increase???
    Can you please also explain amounts in a quarter-monthly amount instead of yearly.. it’s quite confusing.

    Thanks

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    • @Elizabeth: The $467 per single adult is for the benefit year that runs from July 2022 to July 2023.So, quarterly, you could receive $116.75 in January, April, July, and October. Based on the increased benefit of 50% for 2022, eligible single adult recipients can expect an additional $233.50 before the end of this year. You can apply the same analogy to your situation (e.g. couple, number of children, etc.). Hope this helps.

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      • I am still confused. I got my normal gst credit today. What happened to the increase?
        Are you saying I won’t see the increase until the end of the fiscal year (July/03)?
        Very confusing

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        • @Wilbert: You will get the extra payment before the end of 2022, as per the government’s website. I assume they were unable to get it processed alongside the regular October quarterly payment.

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  3. According to Canada Revenue we are to receive the top up of the GST in December. It was not passed by the government before the Oct. payment date. Whoever said double GST for October was WRONG. It will be a one time payment according to the CRA.

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  4. What is the annual wage limit (for a single individual, no children) to get the increase? I read on one site that you get the gst (normal) if you make under 49K, but you won’t get the extra payment if you make over 39K? I’m confused.

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  5. I only received the gst for July 2022 after I had my 2021 taxes filed. I am a widow and also a senior. Do I Qualify for any other gst now that the government has introduced a new funding to help in these financial hardships, that are impacting all of us.

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  6. hi i am just wondering when i will get my gst before i complain to cra about i did not get my gst yet in my bank account i always get my gst ontime this time it is not in my bank account when can i get it then please let me know as soon as possible

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