Are you one of the thousands of people who have not received their “$400 to $600”?

Are you one of the thousands of people who have not received their “$400 to $600”?
Are you one of the thousands of people who have not received their “$400 to $600”?

Do you think you are one of the thousands of people who have still not received their $400 to $600 tax credit? Here’s how to find out, and what you need to do between now and June 30 if you’re concerned.

A refundable tax credit

This is the famous “check” of $400 to $600 that the Legault government granted to each eligible taxpayer shortly after the 2022 elections, to compensate for the sharp increase in the cost of living.

Who are the people affected?

In January, the government estimated that 65,000 taxpayers had still not seen the color of this money. He therefore asked Revenu Québec to extend by one year, to June 2024, the deadline which had initially been set at June 2023 to be entitled to this credit.

At that time, Revenu Québec sent the $400 to $600 to approximately 30,000 people who had filed their 2021 tax return between June 2023 and January 2024.

Thus, the people who have not yet received this amount are those who simply do not file their tax return from one year to the next, often because they live in poverty or do not do not have the capacity to do it on their own.

Haven’t you seen the color of this money?

1. It is absolutely necessary to file your 2021 income tax return and file it with Revenu Québec, either online or in one of Revenu Québec’s offices.

2. Revenu Québec will carry out the calculations of the amount to which you will be entitled, based on your net income for 2021. Even if you had no income to declare in 2021, you must file your return .

3. If you filed your 2021 tax return, but after June 2023, you should have already received the amount from Revenu Québec. If in doubt, consult your file on the Revenu Québec website and the history of your bank deposits.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible, you had to file your income tax return for the 2021 tax year and declare a net income for the year 2021 of less than $104,000.

The following conditions also had to be met as of December 31, 2021:

– Be aged 18 or over as of December 31, 2022;

– Be a Canadian citizen and reside in Quebec. Permanent and temporary residents who have been in Quebec for more than 18 months at that time are also eligible.

Have you received it yet?

If you have already filed your 2021 return, you have most likely already received your $400 to $600 if your income was less than $104,000.

If you’re not sure if you received your money, just check your bank accounts. Revenu Québec sent a deposit notice to all those who received the famous amount of the refundable credit.

$400 or $600?

The amount of the credit is established based on your income in your 2021 return. If it was less than $50,000, you are entitled to $600. Between $50,000 and $54,000, the credit was adjusted downward, and between $54,000 and $104,000, the credit amount was $400.

Penalty for latecomers

If a person owes a debt to Revenu Québec, they are exposed to penalties if they file their income tax return late. This penalty corresponds to 5% of the unpaid balance on the scheduled date of filing the tax return. Added to this is an additional penalty of 1% per full month of delay, for a maximum period of 12 months. However, this will not affect the amount of $400 to $600.

Contact details for Revenu Québec

Quebec

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3800, rue de Marly

CP 25555, Terminus branch

Quebec (Quebec) G1A 1B9

Telephone: 418 266-1016

Montreal

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CP 2500, Place-Desjardins branch

Montreal (Quebec) H5B 1A3

Telephone: 514 940-1481

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