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Ontario’s Staycation 2022 Tax Credit

Ontario’s Staycation 2022 Tax Credit

staycation tax credit 2022

If you live in Ontario, did you know you can get money back for having a staycation this year? That’s right, Ontario residents can claim 20% of their eligible accommodations expenses when filing their 2022 personal income tax and benefits return. The temporary Ontario Staycation Tax Credit for 2022 aims to encourage Ontario families to explore the province, while helping the tourism and hospitality sectors recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can claim eligible expenses up to $1000.00 per individual or $2000.00 if you have a spouse, common law partner or eligible children – as long as the accommodation expenses were in Ontario. Note that only one individual per family can claim the credit for the year

You can claim the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit for accommodation expenses for a leisure stay of less than a month in Ontario, at a short-term accommodation or camping accommodation, such as a:

  • hotel
  • motel
  • resort
  • lodge
  • bed-and-breakfast establishment
  • cottage
  • campground

The tax credit only applies to leisure stays between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022, regardless of the timing of payment for the stays. The tax credit does not apply to business travel.

The accommodation expenses must also:

  • have been paid by you, your spouse or common-law partner, or your eligible child, as set out on a detailed receipt
  • have been subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST)/Harmonized Sales Tax (HST), as set out on a detailed receipt
  • not have been reimbursed to you, your spouse or common-law partner, or your eligible child, by any person, including by a friend or an employer

How to claim the credit

You can claim the credit on your personal Income Tax and Benefit Return for 2022. You must keep your detailed receipts for any eligible expenses you incur. Those receipts should include at least all the following information:

  • the location of the accommodation
  • the amount that can reasonably be for the accommodation portion of a stay
  • the GST/HST paid
  • the date of the stay
  • the name of the payor

For more information about the temporary Ontario staycation 2022 tax credit, please reach out to one of our lawyers.

Ontario Staycation Tax Credit. (2021, December 9). Retrieved March 16, 2022, from

-Vanessa Cecatini

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The above provides information of a general nature only. This does not constitute legal advice. All transactions or circumstances vary, and specified legal advice is required to meet your particular needs. If you have a legal question you should consult with a lawyer.

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