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GST Payment Dates In Canada In 2024

Introduction to GST Payment Dates

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a crucial part of the Canadian tax system. Implemented to provide financial relief to low and middle-income families, the GST credit is distributed quarterly to eligible recipients. In this blog post, we’ll explore the GST payment dates in Canada, helping you stay informed about when to expect your credit payments. We’ll also cover the basics of the GST credit and how to determine if you’re eligible.

What is the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Credit?

The GST credit is a tax-free payment provided by the Canadian government to help offset the Goods and Services Tax that low and middle-income individuals and families pay on their purchases. The amount received depends on your income, marital status, and the number of children in your family. The credit is distributed quarterly, with payments typically made in January, April, July, and October.

Canadian GST Payment Dates for 2024

To help you keep track of the GST payment dates, we’ve created a simple chart for the 2023 schedule:

QuarterPayment Date
January – MarchApril 5, 2024
April – JuneJuly 5, 2024
July – SeptemberOctober 4, 2024
October – DecemberJanuary 5, 2024

Please note that these dates are subject to change. We recommend checking the official CRA website for the most up-to-date information on GST payment dates.

GST payment date reminder

Are You Eligible for the GST Credit? To be eligible for the GST credit, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a resident of Canada
  2. Be at least 19 years old or have a spouse or common-law partner, or be a parent who lives with your child
  3. Have filed a tax return for the previous year

The amount of your GST credit will depend on your net income and family size. Generally, individuals who do not have low incomes will not be eligible for the GST credit. To calculate your GST credit eligibility and amount, you can use the online GST/HST Credit Calculator provided by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

As of 2021, if your adjusted family net income meets or surpasses the threshold specified in the table below, you will not be eligible for a GST credit payment.

Adjusted Family Net Income for GST Payment Eligibility

Adjusted Family Net Income for GST Credit Eligibility

Family Structure Adjusted Family Net Income
Single person $49,166
Single parent with one child $55,286
Single parent with two children $58,506
Single parent with three children $61,726
Single parent with four children $64,946
Married/common-law couple with no children $52,066
Married/common-law couple with one child $55,286
Married/common-law couple with two children $58,506
Married/common-law couple with three children $61,726
Married/common-law couple with four children $64,946

How to Ensure You Receive Your GST Payments To receive your GST payments, make sure you:

  1. File your taxes every year, even if you had no income. The CRA uses your tax return to determine your eligibility and payment amount.
  2. Keep your personal information up to date with the CRA, including your address, marital status, and the number of children in your care.
  3. Sign up for direct deposit to have your payments deposited directly into your bank account. This ensures you receive your payments promptly and reduces the risk of lost or stolen cheques.
Canadian GST Payment Dates 2024

Canadian GST Payment Dates 2024

Quarter Payment Date
January – March April 5, 2024
April – June July 5, 2024
July – September October 4, 2024
October – December January 5, 2024

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