Revenu Québec to Assume Responsibility for Administering the Mining Tax Act Effective September 1, 2015
On September 1, 2015, Revenu Québec will assume responsibility for administering the Mining Tax Act, a responsibility currently held by the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles (MERN). This change means that all mine operators required to file a mining tax return after that date will have to do so with Revenu Québec, which currently administers the Taxation Act and other Québec tax legislation.
Quality service for mine operators
To ensure that knowledge is transferred from the MERN to Revenu Québec as efficiently as possible, we will create a new department to process mining tax returns, which will be staffed by most of the employees formerly responsible for processing the returns at the MERN.
As a result of the change, mine operators' eligibility for tax credits will be determined exclusively by Revenu Québec. In addition, mine operators will have a single point of access for communicating with the government about all tax-related matters, and all relevant tax information will be available from a single source—our website.
Assistance for the mining sector
To help mine operators meet their tax obligations, we will do whatever we can to meet their needs, including providing them with top-notch customer service.
We are working closely with the MERN to make sure that the transition is a smooth one for mine operators. Once complete, the change will make it easier for them to communicate with the government about tax-related matters and to meet their tax obligations.