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Extended tax period in Quebec
Article published on 18 March 2020
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The tax filing season will be extended by several weeks for citizens and businesses.

Quebec asked for this flexibility measure to “simplify the lifes” of individuals and businesses who are affected by the consequences of COVID-19, as explained by the Minister of Finance, Éric Girard.

“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

Measures aimed at individuals
• The deadline for producing and filing income tax return is postponed to June 1, 2020.
• For individuals and individuals in business, the deadline for applying balances due related to income tax returns for the 2019 taxation year is postponed to July 31, 2020.
• For those who must pay tax instalments, the payment of the June 15, 2020 tax instalment is suspended until July 31, 2020 (details to come).

Measures aimed at businesses
In the case of businesses, the payment of tax instalments and taxes due as of today is suspended until July 31, 2020. The date and terms of payment will be announced shortly. Businesses will have a reasonable period of time to pay the amounts due.

The terms and conditions of the flexibility measures can be consulted in the Information Bulletin published by the Ministère des Finances at www.finances.gouv.qc.ca.

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