What is the Ontario Trillium Benefit (OTB) and who can claim it?
The Ontario Trillium Benefit is a benefit payment, delivered monthly, that combines the payments of the Ontario Sales Tax Credit, Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit (OEPTC), and Northern Ontario Energy Credit.
The Ontario Trillium Benefit is intended to help people pay for energy costs and provides relief for sales and property tax.
In prior years, the Ontario Provincial return showed a credit received for Rent/Property tax paid. The OEPTC is now sent, as part of the new Trillium Benefit, to qualifying individuals on a monthly basis.
Try out the Ontario Ministry of Finances calculator to see if you qualify: https://www.ontario.ca/page/tax-credit-calculator
To claim the Ontario Trillium Benefit:
- In the upper-right corner of your screen, select Find*.
- In the Find window, type Provincial Tax.
- From the list below, select Provincial Tax Credit Profile and select Go.
- From the Provincial Tax Credit Profile step, select Continue until you reach the You may qualify for the Ontario Trillium Benefit step (in TurboTax online editions) or the Apply for Ontario energy credits step (in TurboTax CD/download editions).