Quebec

Solidarity Tax Credit

Easy application

Tax filing not required

The Solidarity Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for lower to middle income families.

The amount you receive through this program will depend on your situation on December 31, of the previous year. For an estimation of the tax credit you may receive, use the Solidarity Tax Credit Payments Estimator.

Please note: You must be registered for direct deposit to get the tax credit.

To claim the Solidarity Tax Credit, you must file Schedule D of your income tax return.

To be eligible for the credit, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • You were 18 or older or, if you are younger than 18:
    • You had a spouse.
    • You were the parent of a child who lived with you; or
    • You were recognized as an emancipated minor.
  • You were a resident of Quebec.
  • You or your spouse was:
    • A Canadian citizen.
    • A permanent resident or a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; or
    • A temporary resident or the holder of a temporary resident permit within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act who had been living in Canada for the last 18 months.

Situations where you are not eligible:

  • You were confined to a prison or similar institution on December 31, 2021, and, in 2021, you were confined for one or more periods totalling more than 183 days.
  • Someone received a family allowance payment from Retraite Québec regarding you for December 2021 (unless you turned 18 during that month).
  • Family income: Even if you meet the eligibility requirements, you will not receive the credit if your family income is equal to or greater than the limit. For more information, click Calculation of the Credit.

Social Insurance Number

  • confirmation of SIN letter
  • plastic SIN card (non-expired)

To receive this Solidarity Tax Credit, you must file Schedule D of your income tax return.

You must be registered for direct deposit to get the tax credit.

For more information regarding the application process, please review the Claiming the Solidarity Tax Credit page.

Last updated: May 19, 2021