438 – Annual registration fee for the enterprise register

If you are registered in the enterprise register under the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises, you must update the information in your file and pay an annual registration fee.

Check your information in the enterprise register, on the Registraire des entreprises website.

If the information in the enterprise register is correct, check “Yes” on line 436 of your return and enter your Québec enterprise number (NEQ) on line 437.

If any of the information is incorrect, or if you declared bankruptcy, check "No" on line 436, enter your Québec enterprise number (NEQ) on line 437 and use the appropriate online service available on the Registraire des entreprises website to file your Déclaration de mise à jour annuelle (annual updating declaration). The service and onscreen instructions are in French only, but you can consult courtesy translation RE-401-T for information purposes.

If you have ceased your business operations in Québec, you must use the appropriate online service available on the Registraire des entreprises website to file a Déclaration de radiation (declaration of cancellation). The service and onscreen instructions are in French only, but you can consult courtesy translation RE-600-T for information purposes. If you were still listed in the enterprise register on January 1, 2018, you must pay the annual registration fee. However, if you filed a declaration of cancellation before January 1, 2018, you do not have pay the fee.

Annual registration fee

Enter the annual registration fee for a sole proprietorship for 2018 on line 438 of your return. To find out how much the fee is, see the Fees and Methods of Payment section on the Registraire des entreprises website. You do not have to pay a fee for the year in which you registered for the first time or for the following year.

For more information, call Entreprises Québec at 418 644-0075 (Québec City area), 1 800 644-0075 (toll-free elsewhere in Québec) or 1 418 644-0075 (fees apply outside Québec).

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