Quebec, the home province of Cirque du Soleil and the famous poutine, a corner of Canada that has a little something for everyone!
Québec has a tax system similar to other Canadian provinces, however, Quebec is the only province that requires its residents to prepare and submit “two separate tax returns”.
- The Federal Income Tax and Benefit Return (or T1 General) is completed and submitted to the federal government – Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
- The Quebec Provincial Tax Return (or TP-1) is completed in your tax software at the same time but submitted separately to the provincial government Revenu Quebec (RQ).
Progressive Tax Rate Structure
As with most provinces, Québec uses a progressive tax structure with four different tax brackets. The tax brackets increase each year, based on inflation. Visit Revenu Québec’s Income Tax Rates page for current tax bracket rates.
Québec’s Income Tax Brackets for the 2020 Tax Year
Taxable Annual Income
|15%||on the first $44,545||$44,545|
|20%||on the next $44,535||over $44,545 up to $89,080|
|24%||on the next $19,310||over $89,080 up to $108,390|
|25.75%||on the portion over $108,390||over $108,390|
Québec Provincial Tax Credits
- Solidarity Tax Credit: This is a credit for low and middle-income families. Your income and family make-up help determine your eligibility. Learn more.
For more details on the available credits for Québec residents, please see these links from Revenu Quebec:
There is an allowable amount of income that you can earn before you must start paying taxes. That is called the “basic personal” or “personal amount.” For the 2020 tax year, the Federal Basic Personal Amount (BPA) is $13,229, while the Quebec Basic Personal Amount is $15,532.
This TurboTax article provides more information on the federal tax rates, as well as links to other provinces and tax calculators: An Overview of Canada’s Tax Brackets.
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