Get back up to 20% of your eligible 2022 Ontario accommodation expenses when you file your personal income tax return for the tax year 2022 (filed in 2023).

Ontario residents can claim 20% of their eligible 2022 accommodation expenses, for example, for a stay at a hotel, cottage or campground, when filing their personal Income Tax and Benefit Return. You can claim eligible expenses of up to $1,000 as an individual or $2,000 if you have a spouse, common-law partner or eligible children, to get back up to $200 as an individual or $400 as a family.

Eligibility: Must be an Ontario resident on December 31, 2022.

Eligibility Period: January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022

Eligible Expenses: 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 n’ breakfast establishment
  • Cottage
  • Campground

Short-term accommodation would generally not include timeshare agreements, or a stay on a boat, train or other vehicle that can be self-propelled.

To be Eligible:

  • paid by you/your spouse
  • subject to HST
  • not reimbursed by anyone

You must keep your detailed receipts for any eligible expenses you incur. Those receipts should include at least all of the following information:

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

The Ontario Staycation Tax Credit is a refundable personal income tax credit claimed on your 2022 personal Income Tax and Benefit Return for 2022. This means that if you are eligible, you can get this tax credit regardless of whether you owe income tax for 2022.

We have attached for your ease, some Ontario Cottage rental sights: