Eligibility Requirements for the Solidarity Tax Credit

You can claim the solidarity tax credit for the payment period from July 2016 to June 2017 if, on December 31, 2015, you met all the following requirements:

  • You were 18 or older or, if you are under 18, you:
  • You were resident in Québec.
  • You or your spouse was: 
    • a Canadian citizen; 
    • a permanent resident or protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; or
    • a temporary resident or holder of a temporary resident permit within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who had been living in Canada for the preceding 18 months.

However, you are not entitled to the solidarity tax credit if either of the following situations applies to you:

  • On December 31, 2015, you were confined to a prison or similar institution and were so confined in 2015 for one or more terms totalling more than 183 days.
  • Someone received the child assistance payment from Retraite Québec (formerly the Régie des rentes du Québec) with regard to you for December 2015 (except if you turn 18 in December).
Note
If, on December 31, 2015, you had a spouse who lived with you, only one of you can claim the solidarity tax credit for both of you.
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