After you visit our beautiful country don’t forget to get some
of your money back! As an international tourist or non-resident, you
may be eligible for a tax refund on the GST/HST you paid on hotel accommodations,
tour packages or merchandise you bought to take back home.
You must spend
a minimum of $200 Canadian on goods and/or accommodations to be eligible
for a tax refund.
Non-residents or visitors who wish to claim a refund of the Goods
and Services Tax (GST) and/or the Harmonized Sales Tax must provide
proof of purchase (receipts) that they exported their goods from Canada.
Without a valid receipt you will not be able to claim a refund
Please note that Credit card slips are not considered valid proof
of purchase. You must have the cash register receipt.
You have one year from date of purchase to file your claim.
All refund checks will be made in Canadian funds with the exception
of refund checks made out to visitors from the United States. Checks
made out to citizens from the United States will be made in American
You may not claim any purchases made in Duty Free shops.
If you are a foreigner who is currently residing at a Canadian address,
you may not claim any tax refunds.
Copy the following address: CTR-Canadian Tax Refund, PO Box
42090, Vancouver. BC. V6P 6S6. While travelling, keep all eligible receipts
and upon your return home, send your receipts and completed application
signed and dated.