UPDATE: Beginning with the year ended December 31, 2015 landlords are required to provide tenants with an RL 31 slip which indicates the name of the tenant, the number of tenants at a particular address as well as the address of the tenant. Each individual listed on the lease must be issued an RL 31. Deadline for filing the form is February 28th following the year of residence and is only issued to tenants living at a particular dwelling December 31, 2019. The forms can be filed online through Revenue Quebec and is a fairly straightforward process. Failure to file the form by the landlord can result in a penalty. The form is then required to be used by the tenant to claim the portion of the solidarity tax credit relating to residence.
For Quebec taxpayers who have been trying to locate their RL-4 slips, the slip that your landlord usually provides, or the part on the tax forms or software where you would enter your property taxes (Schedule B), be advised that as of 2011, that this is no longer a specific tax credit. Prior to 2011, both property owners and renters could claim a portion of property taxes paid. This reduced income taxes payable for taxpayers whose total family income was under approximately $50kRead More