Solidarity Tax Credit – Tax Credits
A number of important changes are being made to the solidarity tax credit.
As of January 1, 2016, the credit will be calculated based on your situation on December 31. Therefore, in order to be entitled to the credit for the period from January to June 2016 and for the period from July 2016 to June 2017, you must meet all the eligibility requirements on December 31, 2015.
For more information, see Solidarity Tax Credit under Tax News.
To receive this tax credit, you must be registered for direct deposit. If you have not already registered, you can do so:
- by using the Register for Direct Deposit online service. If you are already registered for our online services, you can register for direct deposit immediately. To register for our online services, click Register for My Account;
- by enclosing with your return a blank cheque marked “VOID” on the front and bearing your name and social insurance number (the cheque must be from an account at a financial institution that has an establishment in Canada);
- by completing a Request for Direct Deposit (form LM-3.Q-V or LM-3.M-V), and including it in your income tax 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. The only difference between the two is the address to which you must send the form.
We will advise you of the amount of your tax credit and provide you with the information used to calculate it. The credit will be paid monthly starting in July 2015 and ending in June 2016.