The Quebec government may also choose to reduce or completely eliminate the Quebec sales tax (QST) as part of the offensive aimed at encouraging purchases here.
This was stated by Minister Pierre FitzGibbon during a press briefing in Anjou Borough, Montreal yesterday morning.
The Legalt government estimates that many Cubans struggling with the high risk of high inflation and recession need state help. We are therefore exploring avenues in this direction, which will involve Revenue Minister Eric Girard.
“We are sensitive to the fact that Quebecs are in trouble,” said Minister FitzGibbon. How do we do that now? By sales tax deduction? Or through other incentives? The minister thought hard. “It’s a possibility. But there are others. We’ll see them right now.”
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In the months leading up to the election, such action would have the benefit of reviving the CAQ government’s two objectives, which are to help Cubans in financial distress, while at the same time encouraging them to purchase products from Quebec manufacturers or retailers.
One thing is for sure, the minister explained that the government should intervene in the current situation. “Something has to be done, that’s for sure,” he said. We will look into all the possibilities. ”
The minister said he was “very pleased” that the Blue Basket, which would soon become a transaction, could encourage local businesses to become more digital.
“In any case at the MEI level – maybe something like that is going to help us. But right now everything is on the table. I think we’ve finally made the right decision.”