HST & Ontario Trillium Benefit - Am I cheating the system ?
I left Canada on Feb 1 , 2017 . So almost 9 months I am out of the country. I am not planning to come back till Januray, 2018. So pretty much the whole 2017, except for Jan 2017 I am out of the country.
So pretty much the whole of 2017, I am out of Canada. I have NO income in Canada either, but I have a house, a bank account, Drivers License, Credit cards and health card in Canada.
So when I file my Canadian taxes for 2017, will I be eligible for the monthly Ontario Trillium Benefit and quarterly HST benefit, since my income in Canada and abroad will be NIL.
Should I claim that and am I still eligible for it ? Even though I was & will be out of the country for 11 months in 2017.
Do you have to be physically present in Canada in 2017 to collect the OTB monthly payments and HST qtryl payments in 2018, which are based on your 2017 income ?
I do have significant ties to Canada like a house, bank account, etc although almost the whole year, I was out.