Ontario

Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit

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Tax filing required

The Ontario Energy and Property Tax credit (OEPTC) helps with property taxes and the sales tax on energy. The amount is based on the amount of rent or property tax you paid for your principal residence in Ontario, the amount of energy costs paid for your principal residence on a reserve in Ontario, or the amount you paid for living in a public long-term care home in Ontario.

The maximum 2020 OEPTC is:

  • $1,095 for non-seniors
  • $1,247 for seniors

The OEPTC has two components: 1) an energy component and 2) a property tax component. You should apply for the OEPTC if you are eligible for either component.

You may be eligible for the energy component if:

  • You were a resident of Ontario and one of the following conditions applies:
    • You will be 18 years of age or older before June 1 of the year you’re applying for.
    • You had a spouse or common-law partner.
    • You are a parent who lives or previously lived with your child.
  • At least one of the following conditions applies to you:
    • Rent for your principal residence, which was subject to Ontario municipal or education property tax, was paid by or for you.
    • Property tax for your principal residence in Ontario was paid by or for you.
    • You lived on a reserve in Ontario and home energy costs (for example, electricity, heat) for your principal residence on the reserve were paid by or for you or,
    • You lived in a public or non-profit long-term care home in Ontario and an amount for accommodation was paid by or for you.

You may be eligible for the property tax component if:

  • you were a resident of Ontario and one of the following conditions applies:
    • You will be 18 years of age or older before June 1 of the year you’re applying for.
    • You had a spouse or common-law partner.
    • You are a parent who lives or previously lived with your child and
  • At least one of the following conditions applied to you:
    • Rent for your principal residence, which was subject to Ontario municipal or education property tax, was paid by or for you.
    • Property tax for your principal residence was paid by or for you or,
    • You lived in a designated Ontario university, college, or private school residence.

Social Insurance Number

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

Apply for OEPTC

Last updated: September 3, 2021