New measures concerning the QST rebate for prescribed new hybrid vehicles
Increase in the maximum QST rebate
In the 2007-2008 Budget Speech, the Québec Minister of Finance announced amendments to the QST system in order to increase the maximum QST rebate for hybrid vehicles to $2,000 for any such vehicle purchased, leased for a long term (at least 12 months) or brought into Québec after February 20, 2007, and before January 1, 2009.
Form VD-403.H-V, Rebate of the QST Paid on a Hybrid Vehicle, will be revised to take these amendments into account. In the meantime, that form must still be used to apply for this rebate.
The other terms and conditions of the rebate remain the same. Moreover, in the case of the lease of such a vehicle after February 20, 2007, an application for the first instalment of the rebate may be filed as soon as $1,000 of QST has been paid in respect of the vehicle.
Two new vehicles added to the list
The list of prescribed new hybrid vehicles has just been updated to include the 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid and the 2007 Toyota Prius. You may be entitled to a QST rebate if the vehicle was purchased, leased for a long term or brought into Québec after March 23, 2006, and before January 1, 2009.