Claiming Ontario Staycation in 2022

The government of Ontario has provided for a new tax credit for 2022. It is the Ontario Staycation.

This credit is for Ontario residents who stay at an Ontario Hotel, Motel, Resort, Cottage, Campground, Bed and Breakfast, or a Vacation Rental Property.

You will need to obtain the appropriate receipts to claim this credit. This are not your bank statements, credit card statements, nor your credit card transaction slips.

To claim this credit, you need to have a receipt which includes the following items:

  • The Name and Location of the place that you stayed at,
  • The date or dates that you stayed at the place,
  • The amount that is related to the accommodation (as opposed to food, activities, rental of equipment, etc.,) and
  • The amount of the GST/HST that you paid.

Only those receipts which are for accommodation between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 qualify.