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View of Byward Market from Copper Spirits and Sights, Andaz

Staycation in Ottawa and save with Ontario Tax Credit

Not only is Ottawa an affordable destination, but this year, Ontario residents can get a tax credit on accommodation costs! Plus, you can feel good knowing that your visit helps the tourism and hospitality sectors recover from the devastating impacts of COVID-19.

With the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit, Ontarians can claim 20% of their eligible expenses for leisure stays at establishments including hotels, motels, cottages, campgrounds, lodges, resorts, and B&Bs. The incentive is valid for everything from overnight getaways to weekend trips and extended stays of up to one month between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022.

The year-long offer is the perfect excuse to plan an Ottawa trip with family, friends, or by yourself. Experience special events such as March Break, the Canadian Tulip Festival in May, the many summer music festivals, fall colours and holiday highlights. Or take advantage of the region’s wide variety of seasonal outdoor activities, cultural sites, tours and culinary scene.

To ensure your accommodation costs can be claimed on your personal Income Tax, review the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit terms and conditions. Then book your Ottawa hotel and get ready for an unforgettable getaway in 2022!

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