Credits, Benefits and Incentives

For Businesses

The 2018 Ontario Fall Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review made a technical amendment to remove a spent provision that provided one‑time support to businesses during the transition to Harmonized Sales Tax in 2010 (Retail Sales Tax Act). The Minister of Finance will stop re‑issuing stale‑dated cheques for Small Business Transition Support payments on December 31, 2018.

For more information, see Schedule 37 of Bill 57, Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act, 2018.

If you have a stale‑dated cheque for the small business transition payment, contact the Ministry of Finance at 1‑866‑668‑8297.

A number of tax credits and incentives are available to businesses in Ontario to help lower costs, hire/train workers, compete in the marketplace and support various sectors.

Below you'll find a list of tax credits and incentives available to businesses and learn more about how to receive them.


Refundable tax credits are available to employers who hire and train apprentices in certain skilled trades and eligible university or college students enrolled in a recognized post-secondary co‑operative education program.

Cultural Media

The Ontario Government offers a suite of cultural media tax credits. The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) assesses and certifies company and product eligibility for the cultural media tax credits.


Research and Innovation

Other Tax Credits and Incentives

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