Gather up all the documents you’ll need to complete your return (tax slips, supporting documents, etc.). You should have received most of your slips by the end of February. The instructions on the slips will tell you where on the return to enter the amounts from the slips. (Québec tax slips are in French only. English courtesy translations are available on our website.)
Send us your completed return online or by mail. If you send it online, you don’t have to mail it or any other documents. If you mail it, include the forms and schedules but not your tax slips or receipts.
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You will need:
your tax slips, like the RL-1 slip (employment and other income), the RL-2 slip (retirement income and annuities) and the RL-3 slip (investment income)
your supporting documents, like statements for your registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) and receipts for your childcare expenses, medical expenses (medication, dental expenses, eyeglasses, medical treatment, etc.) and tuition fees
You don’t have to include these documents with your return. However, you do have to keep them in case we ask for them.
Most of them! Fees for medical and dental services, prescription drugs, premiums under the Québec prescription drug insurance plan or a private insurance plan, and prescribed devices and equipment are all eligible.
When you file online, your return is processed faster because certain steps (such as mailing and manual processing) are eliminated. Also, you receive quick confirmation that your return has been received.
Since the regular filing deadline (April 30) falls on a Saturday this year, you have until May 2, 2022, to file your 2021 income tax return and pay any income tax you may owe. No interest or penalty will be charged.
If you or your spouse had a business, the deadline is extended to June 15. Regardless of which deadline applies, you must pay any income tax due by April 30. Interest will accrue on any unpaid balance as of May 1.
Direct deposit lets you get the amounts you’re entitled to more quickly. There are four ways to sign up:
using the online services in My Account for individuals
using your financial institution’s online services
enclosing a voided cheque with your name and social insurance number on it with your tax return
use the same software you used to file your return (2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 only).
Even if you have no income tax to pay, you should file a return to take advantage of social programs and other tax benefits.
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 and deductions
List of tax credits
Some tax credits are paid to you even if you don’t have any income tax to pay, while others simply reduce or cancel your income tax.