Unclaimed Property: Information for owners and right-holders
If, after consulting the register, a person believes that he or she is entitled to unclaimed property, the person must complete the appropriate forms for his or her situation and submit them to the Direction principale des biens non réclamés of Revenu Québec, along with the required documents.
Revenu Québec charges fees for administering unclaimed property. If applicable, the fees are deducted from the amounts paid further to a claim.
Successions (estates)A right-holder may reclaim an unclaimed succession from Revenu Québec within 10 years from the date on which the succession was opened. The date on which a succession was opened generally corresponds to the date of the person’s death. Financial assetsA right-holder may reclaim financial assets at any time. However, the right to claim amounts less than $500 is limited to 10 years from the date the amounts were remitted to the ministère des Finances du Québec.
The time frame for processing a claim varies depending on the complexity of the claim and may extend over a period of months.
To obtain a list of the required documents, refer to the claim forms. The required supporting documents are necessary to prove the claimant’s status and entitlement in respect of the unclaimed property. The required documents vary depending on the claimant’s situation and the value of the property claimed (proof of inheritance, proof of identity, etc.). Any person acting as the representative of a third party must provide proof of that status and of the powers conferred for that purpose. For all information on the documents that must be provided, contact the Direction principale des biens non réclamés of Revenu Québec.
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