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The Ontario Trillium Benefit

white trillium flowerIf you are receiving any of the 3 Ontario tax credits below, they have been rolled into the new Ontario Trillium Benefit. Your money will be coming to you every month, rather than having to wait until after you file your tax return.

Starting July 2012,

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

are being combined, into the Ontario Trillium Benefit (OTB) as one monthly payment - by direct deposit or by mail. More frequent payments are part of Ontario’s plan to help you and your family.

Get Your Money - It’s Easy!

Even if you don’t have income to report or haven’t filed for a few years, filing a tax return is the smart thing to do. Ontario has many credits and benefits, but you need to file your tax return to get them.

Use the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) Telefile to file your simple tax return by phone or use an online tax software package. You can also sign up for direct deposit – the fastest and easiest way to receive your benefits. For more information about tax filing and direct deposit, visit the CRA at or call 1.800.959.8281.

To see if you are eligible for Ontario credits, visit or call 1.800.337.7222.

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Last updated:
Monday, August 14, 2017
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