Reporting and Remitting the Tobacco Tax – Retail Vendors (Retailers)
As a rule, you are not required to file a return with Revenu Québec concerning the tax collected from consumers, or to remit the amount collected, provided that, in conformity with the Tobacco Tax Act, you paid your supplier an amount equal to the tobacco tax at the time you acquired the tobacco products.
If the amount of tobacco tax you collected from consumers is higher than the amount you paid to your supplier, you must file a return and remit the difference in tax to Revenu Québec no later than the fifteenth day of the month following the one in which the retail sale took place. You must also file a return and remit an amount equal to the tobacco tax if you did not pay that amount to your supplier.
Also, if you brought tobacco into Québec with the intention of selling it at retail, you must file a return and remit the amount of tobacco tax collected.
Contact us if you have any questions about filing a return concerning the tobacco tax you collected from consumers.
In no case may a person make retail sales of tobacco for a price lower than the total tax applicable to tobacco, that is, the excise duty and the tobacco tax, plus the GST calculated on the excise duty and tobacco tax.