Quebec: State one-time amounts will be paid in the next few days
Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard announced on November 9 that his government would send an amount ranging from $400 to $600 to 6, 5 million taxpayers to help them absorb the rising cost of living.
Revenu Québec announces on Friday that the distribution of one-time amounts paid by the provincial government to help Quebecers cope with a higher than expected inflation rate will begin ;by early December.
Financial assistance payments will be made to more than 6.5 million taxpayers.
People with a net income of $50,000 or less will receive one-time assistance of $600, while those with a net income between $50,000 and $100,000 will be eligible for a minimum amount of $400. People with a net income between $100,000 and $104,000 will receive a lower amount, based on their income.
This new non-taxable one-time amount will be based on income for the year 2021 and Revenu Québec will automatically pay it by direct deposit or by check to people who have submitted their 2021 income tax return.
Citizens therefore do not have to take any steps to obtain financial assistance.
Taxpayers who have not yet produced their 2021 tax return have until June 30, 2023 to do so and take advantage of this new measure.
People who received financial assistance from the last recourse on December 31, 2021 and who benefit from the automatic payment of the component relating to the Quebec sales tax (QST) of the solidarity tax credit do not have to file an income tax return to be eligible for this measure.
Revenu Québec also urges citizens to be cautious. Fraudulent text messages and emails are currently circulating, dangling the possibility of obtaining a payment of $400 to $600.
Revenu Québec never offers refunds or installments this way.