The Federal government gives GST cheques to those who have qualifying incomes. What will happen in Ontario when the taxes merge?
Nothing significant will happen. The program will continue to operate as before.
The GST/HST Credit program sends cheques to people with low and modest incomes whether residing in a province with GST (such as Ontario before July 1, 2010) or a province with HST (such as Ontario after July 1, 2010.)
For additional information on the GST/HST Credit program, please consult:
- GST/HST Credit at Service Canada.
- Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) credit at Canada Revenue Agency.