Goods and services tax payment dates are four dates annually on which the Canada Revenue Agency makes payments to low- and moderate-income individual taxpayers and families, states the Canada Revenue Agency. The GST payment dates are typically in January, April, July and October, notes the Government of Canada.
The tax-free payments offset some or all of the taxes on goods and services the taxpayers paid previously. As of 2015, the CRA notifies taxpayers that they qualify to receive the payment once they file their 2014 tax returns, and they no longer need to file a separate application, explains the CRA. When both spouses or common-law partners in a family are eligible for the payment, only one can receive it. No matter which family member receives the payment, the amount is the same. The CRA pays the person whose return it processes first.