ONTARIO ENERGY & PROPERTY TAX CREDIT
This credit helps low-to moderate-income individuals with property taxes and the sales tax on energy. The credit is part of a single benefit called the Ontario Trillium Benefit.
How much money could I receive?
For the 2014 benefit year, you could get:
- up to $973* if you are a non-senior ($757* to help with property taxes and $216* to help with sales tax on energy)
- up to $1,108* if you are a senior ($892* to help with property taxes and $216* to help with sales tax on energy)
- up to $ 216* if you live on a reserve or in a public long-term care home $25 for the time you lived in a designated college, university or private school residence in 2013
*These amounts are adjusted for inflation each year.
Do I qualify?
You may qualify for the 2014 credit if, on December 31, 2013, you resided in Ontario, and:
- Rent or property tax for your principal residence was paid by or for you for 2013;
- You lived in a student residence;
- You lived in a long-term care home, or;
- You lived on a reserve and home energy costs were paid by or for you for your principal residence on the reserve for 2013, and;
- At the beginning of the payment month, you are:
- A resident of Ontario, and;
- 18 years of age or older, or have or previously had a spouse or common-law partner, or are a parent who lives or previously lived with your child.