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Objections: Tax Credits, Tax Reduction, GAINS and CSBIF

This publication is provided as a guide only. It is not intended as a substitute for the Taxation Act, 2007 and Regulations.

Ontario Tax Credits and Ontario Tax Reduction

If you did not receive Ontario tax credits or an Ontario tax reduction to which you believe you are entitled, if you receive less than expected, or if you have been asked to repay a credit under an assessment or reassessment made by the federal government, you should contact the Canada Revenue Agency for an explanation. If you are still not satisfied, you may make a formal objection to the Canada Revenue Agency by following the process set out in their Notice of Assessment or Reassessment.

Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS)

If you are not satisfied with a decision regarding your GAINS entitlement, you may contact the Ontario Ministry of Finance for an explanation. If you are still not satisfied, you may file an objection with the ministry by completing a Notice of Objection form. The notice must be sent to the ministry's Objections and Appeals Branch within 90 days from the day the Minister's decision was mailed.

Community Small Business Investment Fund (CSBIF)

If you are not satisfied with a decision regarding the Community Small Business Investment Fund program, you may contact the Ontario Ministry of Finance for an explanation. If you are still not satisfied, you may file an objection with the ministry by completing a Notice of Objection form. The notice must be sent to the ministry's Objections and Appeals Branch within 60 days from the day the Minister's decision was mailed.

How to obtain a Notice of Objection form

Notice of Objection forms for the above programs are available by calling the toll-free numbers listed below or from the nearest ministry Tax Office. You must complete the form within the specified time limitations and return it to:

Ministry of Finance
c/o Director, Objections, Appeals and Services Branch
33 King St W
PO Box 699, Stn A
Oshawa ON L1H 8S6

The Minister will evaluate your objection and notify you of the decision. There is no appeal from the Minister's decision on an objection for the above programs unless the dispute involves the legislation or its interpretation.

More information

To obtain the most current version of this publication, or additional information, visit our website at ontario.ca/finance or contact the Ministry of Finance at:

Updated: April 11, 2022
Published: April 06, 2022