Planning an Ontario Staycation to Niagara Falls? Find out how to get up to 20% back on accommodation expenses.
The 2022 Ontario Staycation Tax Credit encourages Ontario families to explore the province, while helping the tourism and hospitality sectors recover from the financial impacts of the pandemic.
This is the perfect opportunity for Ontario residents to visit (and re-visit) Niagara Falls. Without having to travel far, an Ontario Staycation gives you and your family a chance to enjoy the sights, attractions and hidden gems in your own backyard!
Signature Experiences in Niagara Falls
With this new tax credit, there has never been a better time for Ontarians to embrace a staycation. Uncover what Niagara Falls has to offer and make new memories at an international bucket list destination without taking a trip to the airport. With so much to see and do in every season from relaxing at a spa to experiencing world-class attractions and dining at award-winning local restaurants, the wonder of Niagara Falls goes beyond the Falls themselves. Discover what everyone around the world is waiting to visit, right here close to home.
Where to Stay
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada offers accommodation options to suit every visitor. From high rise hotels with views of the Falls and budget friendly motels within walking distance of attractions and restaurants to the casino resort and camping or cottage facilities, the options are unlimited!
You can claim the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit for accommodation expenses in 2022 for a leisure stay of less than one month in Ontario, at a short-term accommodation or camping accommodation, such as a:
- Bed-and-breakfast establishment
How Does It Work?
Ontario residents can claim 20% of their eligible 2022 accommodation expenses, up to the maximum expense limit of $1,000 as an individual or $2,000 as a family, when filing their personal Income Tax and Benefit Return for 2022.
You must keep your detailed receipts for any eligible expenses. Receipts should include all of the following information:
- the location of the accommodation
- the amount that can reasonably be considered to be for the accommodation portion of a stay
- the GST/HST paid
- the date of the stay
- the name of the payor
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.
To find out who is eligible, conditions, and how to claim the credit, you can visit the Government of Ontario’s website.