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Revenu Québec to Maintain Solidarity Tax Credit Payments Until September 2020

Québec City, May 15, 2020. – Revenu Québec is announcing that individuals who are unable to file their 2019 income tax return before the June 1 deadline will continue to be paid some of the benefits and tax credits they are entitled to. The goal is to ensure that no one is penalized by the exceptional situation caused by COVID-19.

Today's announcement on the solidarity tax credit is in addition to the relief measures announced in March regarding the tax credit for home-support services for seniors and the shelter allowance program.

Solidarity tax credit

For individuals who are unable to file their 2019 income tax return on time, the solidarity tax credit will be calculated using their 2018 income tax return and the information in Revenu Québec's files. The individuals in question will continue to receive payments until September 2020, unless Revenu Québec determines that they are no longer entitled to them.

Tax credit for home-support services for seniors and shelter allowance program

Individuals receiving the tax credit for home-support services for seniors were given an extension to apply for renewal of their advance payments. This measure will remain in effect until Revenu Québec decides otherwise, depending on how the current situation evolves. Advance payments of the tax credit will continue in the meantime, even if a 2019 income tax return was not filed. However, Revenu Québec may end the payments following a review of the applicable information.

With regard to the shelter allowance program, the deadline for filing a renewal application has been extended by two months. The new deadline is therefore December 1, 2020. There will be no impact on program beneficiaries if they file their 2019 income tax return by October 1, 2020.

Individuals should still file their 2019 income tax return by June 1 to receive the amounts they are entitled to. In addition, the deadline for paying a balance has been extended to September 1, 2020.

See our website for information on all relief measures as well as our FAQ for individuals.

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Revenu Québec's mission is to ensure that all taxpayers contribute their fair share toward the funding of public services. Its goal is to maintain tax fairness in the interest of all.

Fair. For all.

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