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Revenu Québec: Response to COVID-19 and Taxes

Last updated April 3, 2020

Québec Tax Deadline Extensions and more

The Québec government is harmonizing its measures with some of the federal government assistance programs.

For individuals and self-employed individuals:

The filing deadline for individuals has been postponed to June 1, 2020; the deadline for self-employed individuals is not noted as changed, it is currently June 15, 2020.

Deadline for applying balances due for the 2019 taxation year income tax returns has been postponed to August 31, 2020 (update March 18, 2020).  This applies to both individuals and self-employed individuals.

Tax installment deadlines have been moved as well; the June 15, 2020 payment is now moved to August 31, 2020 (updated March 18, 2020).

Also, there will be a 25% reduction in the minimum withdrawal of RRIF amounts for seniors.

For businesses:

Tax installment deadlines and any taxes due as of March 17, 2020, are suspended until September 1, 2020.

QST returns and payment filings, for the periods of March 31, April 30 and May 31, are postponed until June 30, 2020, without interest of penalties.

 

The Québec government recommends that citizens still file their taxes as soon as they are able, especially if you are expecting a refund.

Payments for social programs will not be disrupted.

 

For more information on the assistance programs offered by the province of Quebec, please click HERE for a direct link to their website.

 

“The flexibility measures announced today seek to afford taxpayers respite during this
turbulent period during which priority must be given to compliance with the directives
of the Direction de la santé publique. They are part of an array of economic measures
that will be implemented in the coming days to help workers and businesses to get
through this unprecedented crisis.”
Eric Girard, Minister of Finance