The only way to make sure you get the full amount of each component of the solidarity tax credit you’re eligible for is to file your tax return, along with Schedule D, and sign up for direct deposit. If you’re eligible for the credit but don’t complete Schedule D, you’ll only get the basic amount of the QST component.
Yes, but no later than four years following the end of the taxation year used to calculate the credit for the period in question. For example, if you forgot to claim the credit when you did your taxes for 2018 (for the period from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020), you have until December 31, 2022, to claim it.
The only way to make sure you get the full amount of the work premium you’re eligible for is to file your tax return and Schedule P. You can also apply for advance payments. Go to our website to find out how.
You must meet the basic conditions, and your work income for the year must be greater than $2,400 or $3,600, depending on whether or not you had a spouse. There is also a limit on family income based on your situation (single person, childless couple, single parent or couple with one or more children).
The shelter allowance program provides financial assistance for low-income individuals and families who spend the bulk of their budget on housing. You may be eligible if you’re in one the following situations:
You live alone and are 50 or over.
You have a spouse and one of you is 50 or older.
You are part of a low-income household (composed of workers, students, social assistance recipients, etc.) with at least one dependent child.
Limits based on your situation apply to both your monthly rent and family income. Your monthly rent must meet the minimum and your family income must not exceed the maximum.
Yes. If you have a modest income and a simple tax situation, you may be eligible for the income tax assistance program, where a volunteer will help you complete your tax returns free of charge so that you can get the tax credits you’re entitled to.
Tax credits, deductions and programs for low-income individuals and families
Refundable tax credit
Solidarity tax credit
The solidarity tax credit is a refundable tax credit for low- and middle-income individuals and families. It is based on your situation on December 31 and paid over a 12-month period beginning on July 1 of the following year.
The amount for a person living alone reduces your income tax. You may be eligible if, throughout the year, you lived alone or only with people under 18 or your children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren 18 or over who were full-time students pursuing vocational training at the secondary level or post-secondary studies.
The Work Premium, Adapted Work Premium and Supplement to the Work Premium (IN-245-V)
This publication provides information about the work premium, adapted work premium and supplement to the work premium, which are refundable tax credits you can claim in the income tax return under certain conditions.