Yes, Virginia, that HST cheque actually is in the mail
Ontario is now sending out the second of three Ontario Sales Tax Transition Benefit cheques to those who qualify.
The temporary relief plan was introduced by the McGuinty government to help take some of the sting out of the HST, a controversial tax change that took effect last July, and win back the hearts and minds of Ontario voters.
The benefit goes out in three instalments with a total maximum of $300 for individuals and $1,000 for families, including those headed up by single parents. Most consumers can expect their current cheque to be $100, whereas families will get $335.