Put simply, tax credits allow you to "write off" expenses, deducting money from the amount you owe or adding to the amount you get back from the government. Non-refundable credits help with the former and refundable credits help with the latter, FYI.
You must have paid the amounts to a qualified Canadian journalism organization (QCJO) that does not hold a licence to broadcast. It should be a digital news subscription to content that is primarily original news.
If you shared the subscription with another person, you can split the tax claim. However, the total amount of your claim and the other person’s claim cannot be more than the maximum amount allowed for the credit, the federal government says.
Infertility Treatment (Quebec)
In Quebec, you can claim a refundable tax credit for expenses related to an in vitro fertilization, if you meet the following conditions:
You were resident in Quebec on December 31 of the covered taxation year
You paid the expenses in that taxation year
Neither you nor your spouse had a child before the start of the treatment for the expenses you're claiming
A physician has certified that neither you nor your spouse underwent surgical sterilization by vasectomy or tubal ligation for reasons that are not strictly medical
Revenu Québec says you should not include expenses if you were already reimbursed for them or if you were entitled to a reimbursement — unless the reimbursement is included in your income.
Donations & Gifts (Line 34900)
If you, your spouse or your common-law partner donated money to certain institutions, like a Canadian charity, you may be able to claim non-refundable tax credits.
The federal government website says, generally, you can claim all or part of the eligible amount up to a limit of 75% of your net income.
provincial or territorial government laws similar to those acts
If you don't have taxes to pay for the year you paid the interest, the government says it's to your advantage not to claim it on your return — you can carry the interest forward and apply it on your return for any of the next five years.
You can claim this tax credit if you made donations by cash or cheque to eligible Quebec political parties.
The tax credit applies to donations to:
Official representatives of municipal political parties or independent candidates authorized under Quebec's Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities; and
financial representatives of municipal party leadership candidates authorized under this Act.
You can't claim this provincial credit if you were a political party candidate, independent candidate or leadership candidate of an authorized party and you made contributions for your own benefit or the benefit of the party.
Volunteer Firefighting (Line 31220)
You can claim a $3,000 non-refundable credit for the federal volunteer firefighters' amount (VFA) if you were a volunteer firefighter in 2020.
The services you would have had to perform to claim the SRVA include:
responding to and being on call for search and rescue-related emergency calls as a search and rescue volunteer
attending meetings held by the organization performing the search and rescue
participating in required training related to search and rescue services
Your search and rescue organization can tell you if it is eligible for the SRVA — but the Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada, the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association or the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary are all eligible organizations.
You can also claim a provincial search and rescue volunteers' credit in Quebec.
Having a job is great, but it can really cut into your vacation and travel time. But travelling is expensive, so you need a job to get money (sounds... logical). If only there was a way to work and travel at the same time. Well as it turns out, there are a ton of job opportunities for people who want to work abroad and Montreal is hosting a special job fair expo to help you get all the info you need. .
The Go Global Expo takes place on September 26 at Palais Des Congrès and it's the perfect place to learn everything you need to know about working, studying, exploring, volunteering and teaching in over 100 different countries. You'll be able to access a world of opportunity all in one convenient place. Meet with experts and get all your questions answered. Check out the photography exhibits and discover the different programs that are available.
Universities offering undergraduate and graduate programs
Study exchange programs
International professional certificate programs
International education programs
Teach English overseas
Student and youth work abroad programs
Work and internship abroad providers
Overseas volunteer programs
Non-profit and humanitarian organizations
Placements for professionals
Options for families, including volunteer projects
A pair of good, clean, warm, and comfy socks is an undervalued commodity. Us privileged folks with well-covered feet forget what a solid pair of socks does for your trotters. Many people without homes in Montreal must suffer the woes of winter without any proper feet-warming apparel, which is why a group Montreal restos are joining forces in the "Socks for Bubbly" event.
Started on Tuesday, November 18th and continuing until Saturday, November 22nd, six different Montreal restaurants will be offering all citizens of Montreal a gratis glass of champagne simply for donating a fresh pair of socks which will go to warm the feet of Montreal's homeless population.
Working with the Mission Old Brewery, Dans la rue, and the Sun Youth organization, the Socks for Bubbly charity initiative seeks to raise awareness on the serious lack of proper undergarments and winter-wear that plague people without homes in Montreal. The aforementioned charities will ensure all socks are handed out to the homeless in an efficient manner, so that every pair of socks finds a persons feet.
So if you have some extra socks your grandparents gave you for your bday, or there was a sale at Costco, or you just want to help out a good cause, bring a pair of socks to the following restos and get your free glass of champagne, so you can feel classy while being charitable. Here's the resto list:
Summer has officially arrived and we think it's time that you experience a real Montreal summer. Often, a whole summer will go by and you will not have done half of the things that Montreal has to offer. We’re here to make sure that this doesn’t end up happening again. We’ve created a Summer Guide which will cover any and everything happening in or around the island this summer. You can use this guide to ensure that you get the most out of our vibrant, beautiful city.
As our city gives us more to offer, we'll keep adding to this list - that way, whenever you need to know something, you'll know just where to go.
The amount of festivals happening in the city of Montreal is ridiculous and incredible. You can literally plan a whole, amazing summer around attending all of these festivals - in fact, we think that's exactly what you should be doing right now.
We love food in Montreal and in the summer, it feels like we really get to explore everything the city has to offer. Here are some summery options you definitely have to check out - whether you just want to keep cool or you're really craving a mac n cheese hot dog!
Let's be honest with each other right now - we're a pretty strange city. We have a lot of weird, unique, creative and amazing things going on that really make up Montreal. From an oyster festival to a naked bike ride, our city - like its citizens - will try anything at least once. And if we love it? We'll keep doing it year after year. Take a look at some quintessentially Montreal events happening this summer.
It's really not fun to plan an afternoon with your friends and have it fall apart because you're not familiar with the rules and regulations of the city. We got your back. Everything you need to know about enjoying summer, legally, is right here, with a few not-so-legal additions to make sure you know about everything summer-related.
We only get about 5 seconds of summer (compared to a billion days of winter) in this city, so we need to spend as much time as humanly possible outside. Luckily, Montreal thrives in this department - explore the city and get your tan on while you're at it!
We don't mean to be a drag but, unless you've been extremely blessed in life, you're going to have to find some way to make a little money in order to enjoy summer in the city. Don't worry about it though - we've got you covered.
As much as we love you, Montreal, sometime we just need to get out of town for a little while. We won't be gone long, and we won't wander too far (we couldn't do that to you!) - we just need to take a few days to ourselves. Luckily, the surrounding areas have just as much to offer as the city itself so we can stay close by, while still escaping the chaos of Montreal.