Celebrating Ten Years of the Solidarity Tax Credit
Ten years ago today, on July 5, 2011, the very first solidarity tax credit payments were made to households across Québec. A new refundable tax credit designed to better meet the population's needs, it replaced the refundable Québec sales tax credit, the property tax refund and the refundable tax credit for individuals living in northern villages.
We know just how important the solidarity tax credit is to those who need it. That's why we've gone to great lengths throughout the pandemic to make sure that eligible taxpayers continue receiving their payments and that no one is unjustly penalized.
Our motto: Always do better!
We are constantly looking to improve our services. With that in mind, we've been improving the solidarity tax credit since day one, making it more accessible by simplifying the related forms and communications.
The solidarity tax credit was created to improve Quebecers' quality of life and protect households' purchasing power. In 2011–2012, we made $1.09 billion in solidarity tax credit payments to 2.3 million households. For the fiscal year ended on March 31, 2021, the figure rose to $1.7183 billion paid to nearly 3 million households. That's nearly $16.6 billion in the last ten years.
We'd like to thank the partners that help us administer the credit, including landlords who file RL-31 slips and the other government departments and bodies that share information with us.
To learn more about the credit, click Solidarity Tax Credit.