As per the information on CRA website, the eligibility for GST/HST credit is met if any one of the below are true:

  • You are 19 years of age or older before the month in which we make a quarterly payment;
  • You have (or previously had) a spouse or common-law partner; or
  • You are (or previously were) a parent and live (or previously lived) with your child.

For me, the first one is true, but last year I remember getting a note from CRA that I do not qualify for the credit because I am not in the proper income bracket. I am confused because the website does not mention the proper income bracket.

What income bracket(s) are eligible for the GST/HST credit in Ontario?


The CRA's GST/HST information page links to a page titled "Income Levels", which states:

If your family net income amount is equal to or exceeds the amount indicated in the table below, you will not be entitled to a GST/HST credit payment.

For a single person, you aren't eligible for the credit if your income exceeds $42,641, per the table in the second link. Other family structures have different income limits:

Single person                                       $42,641
Single parent with one child                        $47,941
Single parent with two children                     $50,721
Single parent with three children                   $53,501
Single parent with four children                    $56,281
Married/common-law couple with no children          $45,161
Married/common-law couple with one child            $47,941
Married/common-law couple with two children         $50,721
Married/common-law couple with three children       $53,501
Married/common-law couple with four children        $56,281
  • For posterity, note that these numbers are inflation adjusted and updated annually, at the link provided. – Grade 'Eh' Bacon Dec 2 '16 at 17:27

It now: (for 2015 filing) - For a single person, you aren't eligible for the credit if your income exceeds $44,346

This info is from Revenue Canada website.

protected by Chris W. Rea Dec 2 '16 at 19:05

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