In Québec, the goods and services tax (GST) and the Québec sales tax (QST) are collected on sales or supplies (This link will open a new window) of most property and services.
The harmonized sales tax (HST) replaces the QST and GST in certain provinces.
Refer to the basic rules to find out if you are required to register your business for the GST and QST and for information about types of sales and the consumption taxes that apply depending on the place of sale. The rules also contain information about your obligations regarding the application of consumption taxes.
You may be required to:
- register your business for the GST and QST;
- collect the taxes from your clients;
- calculate any input tax credits and input tax refunds you may be entitled to; and
- file GST and QST returns for every reporting period.
There are special cases under the GST/HST and QST systems. You are required to follow different application rules for each one.