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Tax obligations for international students

Students should file tax returns, whether they have worked or not.

Understanding your obligations

Find out more by visiting the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec sites.

Student tax clinic

Every year, students from the Société des relations d'affaires – HEC Montréal (SRA) help individuals complete their tax returns (Even if you haven’t earned any money). 

Find out more about the tax clinic


This online summary, dated February 27, 2019, holds no official standing. Changes may occur without notice. Quebec laws and regulations, as well as information emanating from the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, take precedence over this document.

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