Solidarity tax credit Personal income tax tips 2018
Tax credit for your Spouse
If, on December 31, 2017, you had a spouse and he or she lived with you, only one of you can complete Schedule D to claim the solidarity tax credit for both of you.
If, on December 31, 2017, you had a spouse but he or she did not live with you (for example, if one of you permanently lives in a residential and long-term care centre [CHSLD]), each of you must complete a separate Schedule D to claim the solidarity tax credit.
Tax credit for New Residents
If you became resident in Québec in 2017, you must complete Schedule D of your 2017income tax return to claim the solidarity tax credit for the period from July 2018 to June 2019.
The solidarity tax credit for the period from July 2018 to June 2019 is based on your situation on December 31, 2017.
The solidarity tax credit is a refundable tax credit for low- and middle-income families.
Since it is based on your situation on December 31 of the previous year, the amount of your credit for the period from July 2018 to June 2019 will be based on your situation on December 31, 2017.
To receive the credit, you must claim it when you file your income tax return
Solidarity Tax Credit
Solidarity Tax Credit is refundable tax credit that is given to low to middle income individuals, couples or families. Only one spouse can claim this credit.
The maximum amount of this credit that can be claimed is $1,140. However, the amount can be reduced based on the family income or income of the individual.
These credits can be paid out monthly or quarterly depending on the amount of the credit based on the individual’s income
This credit is based on your situation at December 31st of the tax year in relevance.
The credit is calculated from the period of (example) July 2018 to June 2019. And is based on your situation at December 31st 2017.
In order to claim this credit, you must claim it when filing your personal income tax return.
For individuals renting a residence, it is important to request an RL-31 from your landlord. This slip must be applied to your income tax return.
Another important factor to keep in mind in regards to this credit, is that the you must have direct deposit with Revenue Quebec in order to obtain this credit.