Effective April 1 2007 a new GST/HST rebate program, called the Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program, replaced Canada’s old GST/HST Visitor Rebate Program. 

Tax rebates are no longer available for tax paid on personal goods bought after March 31, 2007. In some very limited circumstances claims for a tax rebate may still be made under the old Visitor Rebate Program for short term accommodation.  Contact the Canada Revenue Agency – website: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/bsnss/tpcs/gst-tps/rbts/vstrs/fctp-eng.html- for further information about the new Foreign Convention and Tour Incentive Program, as well as eligibility requirements for making a claim under the old Visitor Rebate Program.