Tax Relief

Quebec provides revenue tax relief measures for individuals who have obtained pandemic advantages

MONTREAL – Quebecers who have received government grants related to COVID-19 could take a little break on their next income tax return.

Those who qualify will not be required to pay interest on the balance of their 2020 tax return for a period of one year ending April 30, 2022, according to Revenue Quebec.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, our government has tried to help those affected by the crisis,” Treasury Secretary Eric Girard said in a press release. “This measure will help citizens who have received benefits by giving them more time to pay their tax credits.”

The measure applies in particular to Quebec residents who have received any of the following benefits and who are also required to pay a balance on their 2020 tax return:

  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)

  • Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)

  • Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB)

  • Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB)

  • Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB)

  • Employment insurance (EI) benefits (including maternity and paternity benefits)

  • Incentive program to retain key employees (IPREW)

To be eligible, an individual’s total taxable income must be $ 75,000 or less in 2020 and their income tax return must be filed by April 30, 2021 at the latest to avoid adding a late filing penalty to their balance.

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