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

If, on December 31, 2017, 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, 2017, 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 2017, you must complete Schedule D of your 2017 income tax return to claim the solidarity tax credit for the period from July 2018 to June 2019.

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 2017, you must claim it 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.

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.

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

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