Payment of the Solidarity Tax Credit

If you are eligible for the solidarity tax credit, we will send you a notice of determination showing the amount of your credit for the period from July 2017 to June 2018 and the information we took into consideration to calculate it.

Payment frequency

[The amount of the credit will determine how often it is paid.]

Amount of the credit Payment frequency
$800 or more Monthly (from July 2017 to June 2018)
More than $240 but less than $800 Quarterly (July and October 2017, and January and April, 2018)
$240 or less Lump-sum (July 2017)

You will receive the payment within the first five days of each month of payment.

Monthly payment calendar from July 2016 to June 2017
2016 2017
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 Thursday, January 5, 2017
Friday, August 5, 2016 Friday, February 3, 2017
Friday, September 2, 2016 Friday, March 3, 2017
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Friday, November 4, 2016 Friday, May 5, 2017
Monday, December 5, 2016 Monday, June 5, 2017
Monthly payment calendar from July 2017 to June 2018
2017 2018
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Friday, January 5, 2018
Friday, August 4, 2017 Monday, February 5, 2018
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Monday, March 5, 2018
Thursday, October 5, 2017 Thursday, April 5, 2018
Friday, November 3, 2017 Friday, May 4, 2018
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Direct deposit

As a rule, monthly payments of the tax credit are deposited directly into your bank account. Accordingly, you must inform us of any changes to your banking information. Note that you will lose your entitlement to the tax credit for the payment period from July 2017 to June 2018 if we are unable to deposit the tax credit by January 1, 2021.

You are not registered for direct deposit.

If you are not registered for direct deposit, you can do so by:

  • using the Register for Direct Deposit online service (you must be registered for My Account to use this service);
  • enclosing with your income tax return a voided cheque bearing your name and social insurance number (the cheque must be from an account at a financial institution that has an establishment in Canada); or
  • completing a Request for Direct Deposit (form LM-3.Q-V or LM-3.M-V) and enclosing it with your return (if you live closer to Québec City, file form LM-3.Q-V; if you live closer to Montréal, file form LM-3.M-V).
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