June 1 tax deadline looming, says Revenu Québec

Revenu Québec, the province’s tax-collection authority, has served notice that the deadline for filing 2019 income tax returns electronically is Monday June 1 at 11:59 pm.

The tax ministry says up to 86 per cent of its clients are now filing their tax returns electronically, while adding that doing so speeds up the tax assessment process so that a large number of clients receive refunds up to twice as quickly.

Revenu Québec says that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year they are prioritizing tax returns that pay out refunds. Also because of the pandemic, the usual April 30 filing deadline was postponed to June 1.

The deadline now to pay an amount owing on a 2019 filing is Sept. 1. As well, they say they are not imposing penalties for tax filings made as late as Sept. 1.