Free or Subsidized Meals
Free or subsidized meals (such as meals in an employee dining room or cafeteria) that you provide to an employee are a taxable benefit for the employee. The value of the benefit corresponds to the result of the following calculation:
- the cost of the food and, where applicable, the cost of preparing and serving the food (including GST and QST);
- any amount paid by the employee.
You have to include the value of the benefit in boxes A, G and V of the employee's RL-1 slip (see courtesy translation RL‑1‑T).
Special rules apply if you pay compensation for meals and transportation to employees who work overtime.