COVID-19: FAQ Concerning Unclaimed Property
Revenu Québec's unclaimed property activities have resumed and are being performed by employees working remotely.
The 10-year limit for recovering amounts less than $500 from the Minister of Finance has been temporarily suspended until the health emergency is lifted (Order 2020-4251 dated March 15, 2020).
Activities related to the administration and liquidation of unclaimed successions have resumed and are being performed by employees working remotely.
The processing of claims for financial assets and unclaimed successions has resumed and is being performed by employees working remotely.
Yes. The deadline by which a holder must remit unclaimed property to the Minister of Revenue has been extended to August 31, 2020, where the property became unclaimed in the period from December 17, 2019, to May 30, 2020. The deadline is normally the end of the first quarter following the fiscal period in which the property became unclaimed. No interest or penalty will apply to such property if it is remitted to the Minister before September 1, 2020. The extension does not apply to remittances made after the August 31, 2020, deadline.
Audit activities are resuming gradually and will be back to normal by October 5, 2020. Audit procedures have been adapted.