Claiming the Credit

To receive the basic amount and the spouse's portion of the QST component, you do not have to file Schedule D. However, to ensure that you receive the full amount you are entitled to for all the components of the solidarity tax credit, you must file Schedule D of your income tax return. You may also be entitled to other amounts, such as the additional amount for individuals who lived alone throughout the year (part of the QST component), the housing component or the component for individuals living in northern villages. For help completing Schedule D, watch our instructional YouTube video.

As a rule, you must be registered for direct deposit to receive the solidarity tax credit.

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

Spouse

If, on December 31, 2018, you had a spouse 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, 2018, 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 2018, you must complete Schedule D of your 2018 income tax return to claim the solidarity tax credit for the period from July 2019 to June 2020.

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.

Making changes to Schedule D

If any of the information on your Schedule D is incorrect, you must file a new, corrected Schedule D as well as form TP-1.R-V, Request for an Adjustment to an Income Tax Return. You can also contact us.

Did you forget to claim the credit?

To receive the full amount of the solidarity tax credit you are entitled to for a period, you must file a complete claim no later than December 31 of the fourth taxation year following the one for which you are claiming it.

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

2017 income tax return

If, when you filed your 2017 income tax return, you did not claim the solidarity tax credit for the period from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, you have until December 31, 2021, to claim it by completing Schedule D for 2017 and form TP-1.R-V, Request for an Adjustment to an Income Tax Return. If you did not file a 2017 income tax return, complete one and file it along with Schedule D.

2016 income tax return

If, when you filed your 2016 income tax return, you did not claim the solidarity tax credit for the period from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, you have until December 31, 2020, to claim it by completing Schedule D for 2016 and form TP-1.R-V, Request for an Adjustment to an Income Tax Return. If you did not file a 2016 income tax return, complete one and file it along with Schedule D.

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 have until December 31, 2019, to claim it by completing Schedule D for 2015 and 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.

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