EXPLANATORY NOTE

The Bill amends the Taxation Act, 2007 to provide for a non-refundable tax credit of up to $1,000 for residents of Ontario for travel in Ontario for the purposes of tourism.

Bill 21 2021

An Act to amend the Taxation Act, 2007 to provide for a non-refundable tax credit to encourage tourism within Ontario

Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

1 Subsection 16 (2) of the Taxation Act, 2007 is amended by striking out “21.1 and 22” at the end and substituting “21.1, 22 and 103.1.3”.

2 The Act is amended by adding the following section:

Travel Ontario tax credit

103.1.3  (1)  An eligible person who is an individual and who was resident in Ontario on the last day of a taxation year ending after December 31, 2019 may deduct from the amount of tax otherwise payable for the year under Division B of Part II an Ontario tourism tax credit not exceeding $1,000.

Regulations

(2)  The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing any rules the Lieutenant Governor in Council considers necessary or advisable for the purposes of the proper administration of the credit under this section, including rules respecting the receipts and other information a person may be required to provide in connection with this section.

Commencement

3 This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

4 The short title of this Act is the Taxation Amendment Act (Travel Ontario Tax Credit), 2021.