Calculation of the Credit

For the period from July 2017 to June 2018, the solidarity tax credit is calculated based on your situation on December 31, 2016. To calculate your credit, we will add the amounts to which you are entitled under each of the three credit components:

The total amount may be reduced on the basis of your family income.

Eligible family income

Your family income is the amount on line 275 of your return plus, if you had a spouse on December 31, 2016, the amount on line 275 of your spouse's return.

If your family income is equal to or greater than the maximum family income shown in the table below, you will not receive the solidarity tax credit. If it is less, complete Schedule D so that we can determine the amount of the tax credit to which you are entitled.


If your principal residence is located in a northern village (This link will open a new window), do not take the table on the next page into account. Simply complete Schedule D.

Maximum family income according to family situation on December 31, 2016
Family situation ($) Additional income for dependent children1 ($) Maximum family income ($)
A B (A+B)
Individual with a spouse 55,828
Single-parent family 51,279
Individual without a spouse 51,279 N/A 51,279

  1. In column B, enter $2,009 for each child for whom you or your spouse received the child assistance payment from Retraite Québec for the month of December 2016. Enter the same amount for each child born (or adopted) in December 2016 for whom you or your spouse received the child assistance payment for the month of January 2017.

For an estimation of the tax credit you may receive, use the Solidarity Tax Credit Payments Estimator.


You can claim the solidarity tax credit even if, on December 31, 2016, you live in a dwelling that is not eligible, such as a dwelling in low-rental housing (HLM). In this case, we will take into account only two components: the QST component and, where applicable, the component for individuals living in a northern village.

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