Income Tax Return – New Residents
If you were resident in Québec on December 31 of a given taxation year, you must file an income tax return with the governments of Québec and Canada.
Note that certain rules apply if you have income from foreign investments, if you receive a pension from a foreign country or if you decide to sell property you owned on the day you became a resident of Canada.
Consult the Income Tax Return section to see how to complete your Québec income tax return.
Why file a return?
Even if you have no income to report or income tax to pay, you must file an income tax return each year to take advantage of any tax credits, deductions and assistance programs for which you may be eligible.
For information about your federal tax obligations, contact the Canada Revenue Agency.
Always be careful if you have a family member or someone you trust file your income tax return. Provide only the necessary information to minimize your risk of identity theft, information theft or phishing attempts. See our security tips on how to protect your personal information.
Remember to enter the date you arrived in Canada on your income tax return.