Ontario Trillium Benefit

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Apply for when filing your taxes

The Ontario Trillium Benefit (OTB) helps people pay for energy costs and provides help with sales and property tax.

The Ontario Trillium Benefit is tax-free and combines the following: Ontario Sales Tax Credit, Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit, and Northern Ontario Energy Credit.

You may be eligible if you qualify for at least one of the following credits:

Apply for OTB


  • Based on the information you provided when you filed your tax return, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will send you a notice if you are eligible for the credit.
  • The annual OTB is usually divided by 12 and the payments are issued by direct deposit on the 10th of each month.
    • You also have the option to receive a lump sum at the end of the benefit period in June.

Last updated: September 3, 2021