Quebec to begin process in January to collect sales from online services

The provincial government plans to begin developing legislation in January that would require companies that provide online services, like Netflix, to collect Quebec sales tax from their customers, Finance Minister Carlos Leitão said on Monday.
 
He said the legislative changes required will be relatively minor and should be ready in early spring.  
 
“By the time we have the budget in March, by then we can very specifically make public what our legislative changes are and then proceed with a sales tax on those services,” he said. 
 
Online retailers that sell physical goods to Quebecers would not be affected by the change, he said. 
 
Earlier in the day, Québec solidaire MNA Amir Khadir reiterated his call for the province to force online retailers to pass sales tax on to consumers.
 
He has introduced a bill in the National Assembly that would force any business with more than…

Original published: 2017-11-28 01:47:25 Read the full Montreal News here


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