GST/HST Credit Payment Date 2024, Eligibility, Payout Amount, What if delayed?

The GST/HST credit from CRA helps low and modest-income Canadians offset GST/HST costs on everyday purchases. The credit is paid quarterly to eligible individuals.

GST/HST Credit Payment Date 2024

The GST/HST credit payment dates for 2024 are on the 5th after every quarter:

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

These dates represent the quarterly payment schedule for the GST/HST credit in 2024, with payments being disbursed on these specific dates throughout the year to eligible individuals and families in Canada.

Who is eligible for the GST/HST Credit? 

To be eligible for GST/HST Credit, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Generally, you must be 19 years of age or older on the first day of the quarter to be eligible.
  • You must be a resident of Canada for income tax purposes in the month before the CRA issues the payment and at the beginning of the month the payment is made.
  • To qualify for the GST/HST credit payment, individuals need to file their annual taxes, regardless of whether they have income to report.
  • New residents of Canada can apply for the GST/HST credit without the need to file their first tax return.
  • If you have children, you may be eligible for the GST/HST credit payment. Different forms need to be filled out based on whether you have children or not.
  • Individuals sharing custody may receive half of their child’s GST/HST credit, along with related provincial and territorial credits.
  • Income Threshold: Your adjusted family net income must be below a specific threshold, which varies depending on your marital status and the number of children you have. As of July 2023 (for payments issued between July 2023 and June 2024), the income thresholds are:
  • Single person: $52,255
  • Single parent with one child: $58,755
  • The thresholds increase for families with more children and for couples with or without children
  • Special Cases for Under 19: If you are under 19, you may still qualify if you meet one of the following conditions:
    • You have (or had) a spouse or common-law partner.
    • You are (or were) a parent and live (or lived) with your child.

Claiming the GST/HST Credit for Your Child in Canada

To claim the GST/HST payment, check out the below steps:

  • Check Existing Benefits: If you already receive the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) for your child, you likely are already getting the GST/HST credit portion included.
  • Apply When Needed: In these situations, you’ll need to register your child manually:
    • You haven’t applied for the CCB.
    • You have a new child.
    • A child has come to live with you.
  • Apply Online: Sign in to your CRA My Account https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/digital-services-individuals/account-individuals.html.
  • Application Process:
    • Go to “Apply for child benefits.”
    • Confirm your contact information, marital status, and citizenship.
    • Add your child’s name, gender, date of birth, and place of birth.
  • Track Application Status: You can view the status of your application within your My Account.

GST/HST Credit Payment Amount 2024

The GST/HST credit payment amount for 2024 is based on your income and family situation for the 2022 tax year (payments issued July 2023 to June 2024). 

  • Single with No Children:
    • Up to $496 per year if your net income falls between $20,000 and $40,000. The amount you receive reduces gradually as your income rises above $40,000.
  • Married or Common-Law Partner (No Children):
    • Up to $650 per year if your combined net family income falls below $42,335. Similar to the single rate, the benefit reduces as your income increases.
  • Dependent Children (Under 19):
    • An additional $171 per child is added to the base amount you qualify for (either single or married/common-law).

What to do if I don’t receive a GST/HST Payment?

If you were expecting a GST/HST credit payment but haven’t received it by the expected date (typically 10 business days after the scheduled payment date), here are the steps you can take:

Check for Delays:

  • Delays can happen occasionally. Double-check the payment date on the CRA website https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/child-family-benefits/gsthstc-payment-dates.html to ensure you haven’t missed it by a few days.

Contact the CRA:

  • After waiting 10 business days past the expected payment date and checking the above points, contact the CRA for further assistance. Here are your options:
    • My Account: Sign in to your My Account and look for the “My Benefits” section. You may be able to see the reason for the delay or request a re-issuance of the payment.
    • Phone: Call the CRA’s benefits helpline at 1-800-319-6229. Be prepared with your social insurance number (SIN) and any relevant reference numbers.

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