Quebec delaying tax-filing deadline until the summer

Mar 17 2020, 9:05 am

Quebecers will now have an extension when it comes to filing their taxes.

Eric Girard, the province’s Finance Minister, made the announcement on Tuesday, stating that the government is pushing back the deadline to ease the pressure on Quebecers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deadline for Quebecers to file taxes is moved from the usual April 30 to June 1, 2020.

Taxes owed won’t need to be paid until July 31, 2020.

Girard said citizens should still try to file their taxes by April 30, especially those who are expecting a tax return.

Taxes filed before the end of April will be returned on time, he said.

While it is not yet known if the federal government will adopt similar changes, Girard said additional measures to help Quebec businesses will be announced in the “coming days.”

Note: With coronavirus on the rise, Quebec Public Health is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.