Claiming the Credit

Complete Schedule D of your income tax return to claim the solidarity tax credit. If you are not registered for direct deposit, you must register when you claim the credit.

Spouse

You have a spouse

If, on December 31, 2016, you had a spouse (This link will open a new window) and he or she lived with you, only one of you can complete Schedule D to claim the solidarity tax credit for both of you.

If, on December 31, 2016, you had a spouse but he or she did not live with you (for example, if one of you permanently lives in a residential and long-term care centre [CHSLD]), each of you must complete a separate Schedule D to claim the solidarity tax credit.

New resident

If you became resident in Québec in 2016, you must complete Schedule D of your 2016 income tax return to claim the solidarity tax credit for the period from July 2017 to June 2018.

Bankruptcy

If you declared bankruptcy, you must claim the solidarity tax credit in your return for the period following the bankruptcy. When we calculate the amount of you credit, we will use your income for the same period.

Did you forget to claim the credit?

If you would like to receive the solidarity tax credit for a period beginning after June 2016, you must claim the credit no later than December 31 of the fourth taxation year following the one for which you are claiming it.

Note that you must also register for direct deposit by this date, if you have not already done so.

2015 income tax return

If, when you filed your 2015 income tax return, you did not claim the solidarity tax credit for the period from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, you can still claim it by completing Schedule D for 2015, as well as form TP-1.R-V, Request for an Adjustment to an Income Tax Return. If you did not file a 2015 income tax return, complete one and file it along with Schedule D.

2014 income tax return

If, when you filed your 2014 income tax return, you did not claim the solidarity tax credit for the period from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, you can still claim it by filing Schedule D for 2014 and form TP-1.R-V, Request for an Adjustment to an Income Tax Return. However, you will not receive the credit for every month in that period, since you must file a complete request within 11 months of a given month that precedes July 2016.

Solidarity tax credit for the period that ended on June 30, 2016
Date of your complete request Month(s) for which you may receive the credit How to claim the credit
January 1–31, 2017 February to June 2016

Complete and send us Schedule D for 2014, as well as form TP-1.R-V, Request for an Adjustment to an Income Tax Return.

If you did not file a 2014 income tax return, complete one and file it along with Schedule D.

February 1–28, 2017 March to June 2016
March 1–31, 2017 April to June 2016
April 1–30, 2017 May and June 2016
May 1–31, 2017 June 2016

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

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