​April GST Credit Payments Are Delayed Due To 'Technical Issues' — Here's When To Expect Your Money​

Ontario's Trillium Benefit has also been affected.

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The Canada Revenue Agency headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario.

The Canada Revenue Agency headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario.

A technical issue led the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to announce delays for Canadians expecting to receive the Goods and Services Tax Credit and/or Ontario's Trillium Benefit (OTB), both of which should already have been paid to eligible taxpayers.

The CRA has responded to the delays by writing that it's in "solution mode," per an April 9 tweet. That's somewhat encouraging!

In the same thread, the CRA confirmed that "Canadians who are signed up for direct deposit can expect their payment as early as April 14, 2023." Canadians receiving cheques by mail can expect their money the following week.

The CRA also posted that it regrets any financial inconvenience these delays may cause and "encourage[d] anyone experiencing significant financial hardship as a result of this situation to contact the CRA at 1-800-387-1193 (1-866-426-1527 in Yukon, NWT and Nunavut) to discuss their options."

The GST Credit provides payments to families with net incomes below $39,826 to offset the cost of the federal sales tax. Single Canadians can receive a maximum of $467, married Canadians a maximum of $612, and an additional $161 for each child under the age of 19.

Willa Holt
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Willa Holt is a Creator for MTL Blog, often found covering weird and wonderful real estate and local politics from her home base in Montreal.