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Quebec   ->   QC Budgets ->   2010 Budget

Quebec 2010 Budget - March 30, 2010

Full details of the budget can be found on the Finance Quebec website, with the tax changes found in the Additional Information on Budgetary Measures (pdf file).

Some tax measures introduced relating to individuals:

bullet As of 2011, the Solidarity Tax Credit will replace the following:
bullet QST credit,
bullet property tax refund, and
bullet tax credit for individuals living in a northern village
bullet The tax credit for home support is being enhanced through relaxation of rules regarding eligibility for certain services.
bullet Longer prison sentences for tax evasion.
bullet Introduction of a health contribution as of July 1, 2010, in the amount of $25 per adult for 2010, $100 for 2011, and $200 for 2012.
bullet Improvements to the QST New Housing Rebate for the purchase of new housing.

Consumption tax:

bullet Increase in the rate of the Québec sales tax (QST) from 8.5% to 9.5% as of January 1, 2012 (increasing to 8.5% as of January 1, 2011).
bullet Gradual rise in the fuel tax:
bullet fuel tax on gasoline and diesel fuel will increase by 1 cent per litre per year, starting April 1, 2010, with the last increase effective April 1, 2013.
bulletIntroduction of a fuel tax increase of up to 1.5 cents per litre to fund public transit, if the metropolitan communities of Montréal and Québec so request.

Revised: September 20, 2017

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