Claiming the Solidarity Tax Credit

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To be eligible for this credit, you must file your income tax return and meet all the applicable requirements. To receive all the amounts you could be entitled to for each component of the solidarity tax credit, you must claim the credit by filing Schedule D of your income tax return. If you are eligible for the credit but do not complete Schedule D, we will pay only the basic amount and the spousal amount, if applicable, of the QST component.

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, 2019, 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, 2019, 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 2019, you must complete Schedule D of your 2019 income tax return to claim the solidarity tax credit for the period from July 2020 to June 2021.

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.

2018 income tax return

If, when you filed your 2018 income tax return, you did not claim the solidarity tax credit for the period from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020, you have until December 31, 2022, to claim it by completing Schedule D for 2018 and form TP-1.R-V, Request for an Adjustment to an Income Tax Return. If you did not file a 2018 income tax return, complete one and file it along with Schedule D.

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.

You may be entitled to the solidarity tax credit even if you lived in a dwelling that is not eligible, such as a dwelling in low-rental housing (HLM), on December 31, 2019. In such a case, we take into account only two components of the credit: the QST component and, where applicable, the component for individuals living in a northern village.

Viewing your file

To stop receiving solidarity tax credit notices by mail and consent to only receiving them online, you can:

  • change your communication preferences in My Account for individuals; or
  • check the box provided for this purpose when you file your income tax return using authorized software.

Regardless of how you claimed your solidarity tax credit, you can use the online service in My Account for viewing a solidarity tax credit file to see the date and the amount of the last payment made by direct deposit and the notices sent to you.

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