Collecting the Municipal Tax for 9-1-1 Service
If you provide telephone services, you must collect the municipal tax for 9-1-1 service from every person that has a subscription to a telephone service or that pays a sum in advance for the service. However, you are not required to collect the tax from any person that purchases a telephone service for the purpose of providing it to someone else as a telecommunications service provider.
At least once a year, you must, by any means you consider appropriate, inform the person:
- that you are collecting the municipal tax for 9-1-1 service on the telephone service
- that the tax, for each telephone service, is $0.46 a month per telephone number or, in the case of a multiline service other than a Centrex service, per outgoing access line
If you are required to refund an amount of tax you collect, refer to Refund of the Municipal Tax for 9-1-1 Service.
- The municipal tax for 9-1-1 service must be included in the cost used to calculate any GST and QST you may be required to collect.
See First Nations Member, Band, Tribal Council or Band-Empowered Entity for the special rules that apply when you provide telephone services to:
- First Nations members
- tribal councils
- band-empowered entities