Filing Your Income Tax Return

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You can file your return online or by mail, or have a person accredited by Revenu Québec file it for you. (Note that accredited persons who file more than 10 income tax returns for clients are required to file them online.)


Regardless of how you file your return, do not send us the following:

  • your RL slips
  • your federal information slips (except those for income earned outside Québec)
  • your receipts and other supporting documents (unless otherwise indicated)

However, you must keep them in case we ask for them.

Advantages of filing your return online

When you file online, your return is processed faster because certain steps (such as mailing and manual processing) are eliminated. Also, you receive quick confirmation that your return has been received.

How long do we have to review your return?

When we receive your income tax return, we carry out a cursory review and send you a notice of assessment.

We generally have three years from the date of the notice of assessment to carry out a more in-depth review and, if necessary, issue a notice of reassessment (interest will be calculated on any balance owing at that time). You must keep all documents substantiating the information provided in your return (RL slips, information slips, receipts and supporting documents), as we may ask for them if such a review is carried out.

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