Filing Your Income Tax Return Online

You can file your own return online or have a person accredited by Revenu Québec file your return for you.

Note Access code

You no longer need an access code to file an income tax return using authorized software. You now have to provide your social insurance number and date of birth and may have to provide the number of the most recent notice of assessment you received. If you are filing an income tax return for someone else, you have to provide their information.

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Note
Income tax filing deadline extended

Since the regular filing deadline (April 30) falls on a Saturday this year, you have until May 2, 2022, to file your 2021 income tax return and pay any income tax you may owe. No interest or penalty will be charged.

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Filing your own return

You can use commercial software authorized by Revenu Québec to complete your income tax return and file it online using the integrated NetFile Québec feature.

When you file your income tax return online, do not send us any paper copies of the return.

Important

When you file your return online, you get a confirmation message containing a reference number. Make sure you get one after filing.

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When can I file my income tax return using NetFile Québec?

2021 income tax return

You can file your 2021 income tax return as of February 21, 2022.

Returns from previous years

You can file your original 2018, 2019 and 2020 income tax returns in the four-year period following the taxation year covered by the return (except during scheduled system closures).

If you did not file an income tax return for the 2018, 2019 or 2020 taxation year, and we sent you a notice of assessment for the year covered by the return, you cannot file an original return using authorized software. You have to mail the return to us.

Amended income tax returns

You can file an amended 2018, 2019, 2020 or 2021 income tax return as of February 21, 2022.

Important

For an income tax return for a year prior to 2018, the request for an adjustment must be made using form TP-1.R-V, Request for an Adjustment to an Income Tax Return, which you must send by mail.

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Returns being processed

If the income tax return that you want to adjust is being processed, you cannot request an adjustment online, so you must:

  • wait until your return has been processed, then use our online services; or
  • complete form TP-1.R-V and mail it to us. 

Having your return filed by an accredited person

You can have a person accredited by Revenu Québec file your return. Note that accredited persons who file more than 10 income tax returns are required to file them online.

Before having an accredited person file your return online, you must complete and sign two copies of the authorization form (TP-1000.TE-V, Online Filing of an Income Tax Return by an Accredited Person).You and the accredited person must each keep a copy of the form for a period of six years from the date on which the tax return was filed. Do not send us a copy unless we ask for it.

Downloading tax data

To download your tax data using authorized software, your tax preparer must have a valid power of attorney or use your download code, which you can get:

Restrictions

If you are in any of the situations described on the following pages, you must file your return by mail, not online:

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

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

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

For more information about filing your return using authorized software, see Information for Software Users: Personal Income Tax Return (IN-413.A-V).

Processing status of your income tax return

To see the status of your income tax return, use the online service in My Account for individuals for viewing income tax return information for the current year or use the Refund Info-Line. If your income tax return has been processed, you will see details for each line of your return.

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