Ontario Staycation Tax Credit for 2022

ONTARIO RESIDENTS CAN CLAIM 20% OF THEIR ELIGIBLE 2022 ACCOMMODATION EXPENSES 

When you travel in Ontario, Ontario residents can claim 20% of their eligible 2022 accommodation expenses.

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.

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 for 2022. 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.

The credit will provide an estimated $270 million in support to about 1.85 million Ontario families.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

You are eligible to claim the credit if you are an Ontario resident on December 31, 2022.

Only one individual per family can claim the credit for the year. Your claim can include the eligible expenses of your spouse or common-law partner and your eligible children. An eligible child is not entitled to claim the credit on their personal Income Tax and Benefit Return for 2022.

If you do not have a spouse or common-law partner, or eligible child, you can claim your own eligible expenses for the credit.

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES

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

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

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.

For more information, read through the full Staycation Tax Credit Information Package.