A solidarity tax credit recipient must notify Revenu Québec not only of a change of address, but also of any change in situation, as a change could affect the amount of the credit.
Therefore, Revenu Québec must be notified of the following changes of situation, for example:
- the recipient's union has ended and the separation has lasted at least 90 days;
- the recipient's spouse (see the definitions) has died;
- the recipient has a new spouse;
- the recipient moved to a northern village, or ceased living in one;
- the recipient moved into a dwelling (eligible or not for the solidarity tax credit);
- the recipient became the only person eligible for the solidarity tax credit living in the dwelling, or ceased being the only person eligible for the solidarity tax credit living in the dwelling;
- the recipient is confined to a prison or similar institution;
- the recipient left Québec permanently;
- the number of co-tenants living in the recipient's dwelling has changed.
If the recipient must move because of a change in situation, he or she must notify Revenu Québec
of the change of address and of the change in situation as well.
Notifying Revenu Québec of a change of address
To notify Revenu Québec of a change of address, do one of the following:
- Use the Service québécois de changement d'adresse, directly online or with the help of a Services Québec information officer (by phone or at a service outlet);
- Use the online change of address service, available on the Revenu Québec website;
- Provide the new address to Revenu Québec by phone or by mail.
Notifying Revenu Québec of a change in situation
To notify Revenu Québec of a change in situation, do one of the following:
- Use the Give Notification of a Change in Situation – Solidarity Tax Credit online service;
- Complete the Notice of Change in Situation – Solidarity Tax Credit form and send it to Revenu Québec.
A person who receives child assistance payments under the Québec Pension Plan may only need to notify Retraite Québec of a change of family situation, if that change does not affect the amount of the solidarity tax credit. However, the person must first find out from Revenu Québec whether that is the case.