Money As April deadline looms, only 40% of Quebecers have filed income tax returns

07:56  10 april  2018
07:56  10 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Three weeks before the deadline only 40 per cent of Quebec tax payers have filed their tax returns , according to Revenue Quebec. Of the 6.5 million declarations expected, only 2.6 million have been submitted.

Monday is the deadline to file income tax returns , and that means many tax preparers were open for business this weekend. The usual deadline for returns is April 15, but it falls on Emancipation Day this year due to a technicality with the federal calendar.

Students at UQAM helped low-income Montrealers prepare their income tax returns, as less than half of all expected filings have been submitted to Revenue Québec so far this year.© Radio-Canada Students at UQAM helped low-income Montrealers prepare their income tax returns, as less than half of all expected filings have been submitted to Revenue Québec so far this year.

As the yearly end-of-April deadline looms, Quebecers appear to be in no rush to file their provincial income taxes.

About 2.6 million income tax returns have been submitted to Revenue Québec so far this year.

With about three weeks left before the April 30 deadline, that's 40 per cent of the 6.5 million tax returns that are expected to be filed in the province.

Over the weekend, students at UQAM offered to help low-income Montrealers prepare their returns.

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Three weeks before the deadline only 40 per cent of Quebec tax payers have filed their tax returns , according to Revenue Quebec. Of the 6.5 million declarations expected, only 2.6 million have been submitted.

The Tax Department expects nearly 420,000 returns to be filed ahead of the extension deadline . Eligible taxpayers can e- file both their federal and New York State income tax returns for free through software on our website.” E- file —Join the 92% of New Yorkers who e- file .

Organizers of the event expected about 800 people to take advantage of the free service, which was offered on Saturday and Sunday at the university.

"We want to help the community," said Xavier Chartrand, a UQAM student and one of the event organizers.

Chartrand said most of the volunteers were accounting students and they were helped by their professors.

a group of people standing in a room: About 6.5 million income tax returns are expected to be filed in the province.© Radio-Canada About 6.5 million income tax returns are expected to be filed in the province.

File before April 30

About 90 per cent of income tax filings in the province are submitted to Revenue Québec through their intermediary online service ImpôtNet Québec.

Using the web service means that your case will be processed in under three weeks, Geneviève Laurier, a spokesperson for Revenue Québec, told The Canadian Press.

If you choose to submit your return through the mail instead, it will be processed in up to six weeks.

Quebec income tax returns must be filed by midnight on April 30 if to avoid a penalty.

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