Payments of the QST Component of the Solidarity Tax Credit for Recipients of Last-Resort Financial Assistance

As of the payment period beginning after June 30, 2019, an amount corresponding to the basic amount and the spousal amount, if applicable, of the QST component of the solidarity tax credit will automatically be paid to individuals receiving last-resort financial assistance on December 31 of the previous year if, on September 1 of the current year, they did not file their income tax return for the previous year.

Example of automatic payment

Peter was receiving last-resort financial assistance on December 31, 2021. If, on September 1, 2022, he has not yet filed his 2021 income tax return, he will still receive a payment corresponding to the basic amount and the spousal amount, if applicable, of the QST component of the solidarity tax credit.

Peter could receive additional amounts if he is entitled to other components of the tax credit. To receive the additional amounts, he must file his 2021 income tax return, including Schedule D.

Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program

If you're eligible, a volunteer will complete your income tax returns for free so you can get the amounts and credits you're entitled to. To learn more, click Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program.

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