Take Advantage of Ontario’s Staycation Tax Credit with a Niagara-on-the-Lake Getaway

Ontario Staycation in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Ontario’s new Staycation Tax Credit means there has never been a better time to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake for a luxury getaway. Plan a staycation at one of our premium Vintage Hotels and make the most out of this brand-new incentive as you (re)discover all the reasons to fall in love with the wine country right here in our own backyards. 

What Is the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit?

In an effort to reinvigorate our economy and support local businesses that have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 lockdowns, the Ontario government has announced the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit. This tax credit applies to any accommodation expenses incurred while vacationing in Ontario in 2022. 

Why Niagara-on-the-Lake is the Ideal Getaway Destination

Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect option for your Ontario staycation. Not only is our picturesque town located a convenient distance from Toronto, but it is filled with natural beauty and cultural vibrancy. This area of Ontario specifically caters to discerning visitors who expect upscale accommodations and an inexhaustible list of award-winning amenities.  

Exceptional Dining at Award Winning Restaurants

For too long we have had to rely on takeout dinners and eating at home. Now is the time to dine in some of Niagara region’s best restaurants. Whether you want to engage in the refined ceremony of Afternoon Tea at Prince of Wales or you want to indulge in a multi-course meal overlooking the water at Queen’s Landing, Vintage Hotels seamlessly combines finery with farm-to-table ingredients that represent the very best the Green Belt has to offer. 

Relaxing Spa Experiences

Relinquish the stress of the past two years by allowing yourself to be pampered within Niagara’s most elegant spas. Unwind in a pool or hot spring, receive an invigorating massage or treat yourself to a beautifying treatment that uses only the very best ingredients for more innovative approaches to vitality and refreshment.   

Visit a spa during your Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario Staycation

Great Local Wine & Food

The whole point of the Ontario Staycation is to explore the untold value of our province and its tourism industry. Put an emphasis – and your pride – into supporting and tasting local while visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake. Just steps from your Vintage Hotels property, you will find a number of Canada’s best wineries and eateries. Learn about great local food and wine from award-winning sommeliers and chefs who put their hearts and skill into every sip and bite.

Outdoor Experiences, Events & Landmarks

Regardless of which season you choose to visit us in, Niagara-on-the-Lake always plays host to many of Ontario’s best events, celebrations and experiences. From fruit festivals through to impeccable theatrical performances and every hiking trail in between, you will never run out of things to do during your staycation in our beautiful town.

Historical Niagara Landmarks

Revisit Ontario and Canada’s past while enjoying the best the present has to offer. Spend your staycation visiting various historical landmarks, heritage buildings and galleries to get a full sampling of all the interesting events that have taken place in and near Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Explore historic Niagara-on-the-Lake on your Ontario Staycation

Questions About the Newly Introduced Ontario Staycation Tax Credit?

After two long years of staying inside to protect ourselves and our neighbours, we are delighted to see the Niagara region is opening up and promoting local travel with the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit. Ontarians deserve to get out and enjoy 2022, while feeling safe in knowing they are visiting places that will abide by health and safety best practices. A staycation in Niagara-on-the-Lake is a great way to see the best of our province comfortably and with the added benefit of this tax credit.

  • How Does the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit Work?

    From now until December 2022, you can claim 20 percent of your eligible 2022 accommodation expenses. Each individual may be eligible to claim up to $1,000 while families may claim $2,000. Depending on the amount and nature of your claim, you may receive between $200 to $400.  

  • Who Is Eligible for The Ontario Staycation Tax Deduction?

    This credit can be leveraged by any individuals or families who are residents of Ontario. Over the next year, the government estimates the credit will provide tax relief to nearly 2 million families, totaling $270 million in tourism and hospitality spending. Only one individual per family is able to claim the credit for the year. However, you can claim the expenses of your spouse or children.

  • What Are Eligible Expenses to Receive the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit?

    Eligible expenses include anything related to your stay within an Ontario hotel, inn, resort, cottage or campground. You can either claim accommodation for a single trip or multiple trips. The expenses can be booked directly through the accommodation provider or through an alternative platform. You can claim either the portion of the expense necessary to access/stay in the accommodation or the accommodation portion of a tour package.

    A perfect example of an expense would be your stay with Vintage Hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake, so be sure to save your receipts upon checkout!

  • How Can I Claim the Ontario Staycation Tax Credit on My Taxes?

    You will need a detailed receipt proving the travel accommodation expenses have been paid by you, your spouse or an eligible child. These expenses for your Ontario accommodations will need to have been subjected to Harmonized Sales Tax. You cannot claim the Staycation Tax Credit if you have been reimbursed for your expenses by anyone, including a friend or employer.  

    Ensure your receipt outlines the location of the accommodation, the amount that was paid for the accommodation, the HST paid, the date of the stay and who made the payment. 

Plan Your Ontario Staycation with Vintage Hotels

Bask in all the luxurious amenities you would typically associate with a faraway resort right here in Ontario. Take advantage of the 2022 Staycation Tax Credit without sacrificing any of the best parts of a resort-style vacation. From lounging by the pool through to wining and dining your way through a delicious weekend getaway, you will be absolutely wowed by all our province has to offer.

Book your staycation with Vintage Hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake and reconnect with your loved ones and all the indulgence you had to put on pause for the past two years. We look forward to treating you to a truly unforgettable experience.

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