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How to pay Revenue Quebec using Tangerine?

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Jul 6, 2016
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How to pay Revenue Quebec using Tangerine?

I owe Revenue Quebec some money, but I can't find the payee to pay in Tangerine. What payee do I use to pay money I owe for 2016 taxes?
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Jul 28, 2012
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When searching for a payee, make sure you type "MRQ" or "Revenu Quebec" (not "Revenue").

For 2016 personal income tax owing, you would choose "MRQ-IMPOT PARTICULIERS 2016".
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Dec 12, 2016
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You would be amazed by how impossible it is to find this information on either federal/provincial sites. Thank you very much.
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Jul 17, 2008
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Completely agree. The only explanation you get the Revenu Quebec website about direct payment is a link to Tangerine... I have to admit that Tangerine's system to pay bills is awful. Worst I've seen. You never know what to search for, you cannot get a complete list of their payees, and they always ask about an "account number" without providing any informations whatsoever on where to find it. For example, for Revenu Quebec, what number should I use? I have like 4 different numbers on my last "avis de cotisation", but none of them work. Entering my SIN did the trick, but I called Tangerine to ask them if that's the number I should, but the guy on the phone said he did not know because he does not live in Quebec... Anyone have done this successfully in the past and can confirm the "account number" should be my SIN? That would be appreciated.

EDIT: just found this tweet that confirms that the "account number" should be the SIN:

I'll leave the post here in case it helps anyone.
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johnnycage1 wrote:
Apr 26th, 2017 12:00 am
EDIT: just found this tweet that confirms that the "account number" should be the SIN:

I'll leave the post here in case it helps anyone.
That tweet says nothing related to the account number.
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johnnycage1 wrote:
Apr 26th, 2017 12:00 am
Anyone have done this successfully in the past and can confirm the "account number" should be my SIN? That would be appreciated.
AFAIK, the account number format for a given payee is the same at all banks. (After all, it is the payee, not the bank, that needs this information. The bank sends all payments in bulk to the payee at the end of each business day.)

With this in mind, the account number required to pay personal income tax via online banking is indeed the SIN, both for Revenu Québec and the CRA.
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hvwozq wrote:
Apr 26th, 2017 4:10 am
That tweet says nothing related to the account number.
johnnycage1 embedded the first tweet. If you click on the date/time of that first tweet, you can see the whole conversation.

This is the particular tweet about the SIN:
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Jul 17, 2008
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airodyssey wrote:
Apr 26th, 2017 8:41 am
johnnycage1 embedded the first tweet. If you click on the date/time of that first tweet, you can see the whole conversation.

This is the particular tweet about the SIN:
Exactly. Thanks airodyssey!
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I was stressed about that because I used "SIN" as account number and did find nothing on their site... it worked, saw my payment couple of days later on Revenu Québec website.
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Hi there,

SIN number as in my Social Insurance Number?

Ju Leon...
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inferno_gn wrote:
May 3rd, 2017 10:44 pm
Hi there,

SIN number as in my Social Insurance Number?

Ju Leon...
Yes, 9 digit number.

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