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jamesuzochuks
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Can I get a tax credit for the Ontario trillium benefits for rent paid in 2020?

 
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ayseleren18
Level 4

Can I get a tax credit for the Ontario trillium benefits for rent paid in 2020?

The Ontario Trillium Benefit combines the following three credits to help pay for energy costs as well as sales and property tax:

  • Northern Ontario Energy Credit
  • Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit
  • Ontario Sales Tax Credit

You need to be eligible for at least one of the three credits to receive the benefit.

 

To qualify to get  the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit or  Northern Ontario Energy Credit you must be a resident of Ontario or Northern Ontario on December 31, 2020, and at least one of the following at some time before June 1, 2022:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • have or previously had a spouse or common-law partner
  • a parent who lives or previously lived with your child

and, in  2020, you:

  • paid rent or property taxes for your main residence
  • lived on a reserve and paid for your home energy costs
  • lived in a public long-term care home (e.g., a seniors' home) and you paid for a portion of your accommodation

To qualify for, Ontario sales tax credit,  at some time before June 1, 2022, you must be an Ontario resident and at least one of the following:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • currently or previously married or in a common-law relationship
  • a parent who lives or previously lived with your child

For more information please see our TurboTax article What Is the Ontario Trillium Benefit?

ayseleren18
Level 4

Can I get a tax credit for the Ontario trillium benefits for rent paid in 2020?

Thank you Ginette,

I hope we can meet again.

I really thank you for your all great efforts to help me.

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