Quebec Finance Minister releases relief measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

On March 17 and 18, 2020, Quebec released Information Bulletins 2020-3 and 2020-4 announcing tax relief measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the measures is the postponement to June 1, 2020 of the personal income tax return filing due-date for the 2019 taxation year and the postponement to May 1, 2020 of the income tax return filing due-date for trusts (other than specified investment flow-through or “SIFT” trusts) that had to file returns by March 30, 2020.

The payment of the following balances is extended to September 1, 2020: (i) any balance of tax due by individuals in respect of the 2019 taxation year; (ii) instalment payments to be made by individuals for the 2020 taxation year; (iii) Québec Pension Plan, Québec Parental Insurance Plan, Health Service Fund, and Québec drug insurance plan contributions for the 2019 taxation; and (iv) payment of Quebec corporate income tax instalments and the balance of tax otherwise due between March 18, 2020, and September 1, 2020.

For more information visit the Finances Quebec website at

Prepared by: Vivian Esper

Vivian is an is an associate working out of the Vancouver office of Thorsteinssons LLP. Vivian’s practice focuses on tax dispute resolution with the Canada Revenue Agency and Tax Court of Canada.  Her practice also includes tax planning involving individuals,… more »