COVID-19 – Increase to the GST credit amount – April 3, 2020

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COVID-19 – Increase to the GST credit amount

You will get the extra payment amount automatically if you normally receive the GST credit and have filed a 2018 tax return. Payments will be issued on April 9, 2020.

This one-time payment will be calculated based on information from your 2018 tax return. Therefore, if you didn’t file taxes for 2018, you won’t receive this payment.

The CRA notes that this credit will double the maximum amounts for payments for the 2019-2020 benefit year. Individuals may receive amounts close to $400, while couples may get nearly $600.

If you have a CRA account, you can log in and check to see whether you will be receiving a GST credit payment in the coming month.