There are many tax laws and these laws have an impact on the daily lives of all Quebecers.
Are you buying or selling property?
Is the transaction taxable (GST and PST), untaxed or exempt? When do taxes have to be paid? Who is responsible for the payments to the government? Are you entitled to input tax credits or to a partial refund of taxes paid?
How much will the charges/duties on transfers payable to the municipality come up to? Will that charge be waived? When must that tax be paid?
Is the seller considered a non-resident according to the Income tax Act and Tax Act? How can the buyer be protected with respect to taxes owed by the seller?
Applicable laws have provisions that protect tax authorities and that guarantee the payment of amounts owed to them: interest, penalties, legal mortgages, etc. These laws include provisions with respect to the imprisonment of a person who fails to comply with his/her obligations related to GST payments.
Your notary will be able to answer all your questions on these issues.
Are you the executor of a will?
You must ensure that all tax returns of the deceased in the year of death and for previous years were produced.
You must file the income taxes for the estate if the execution/liquidation carries on beyond the year following the death.
You will have to obtain the certificates authorizing the distribution of assets from tax authorities before the payment of debts, payments to heirs, and remaining divisions between heirs.
Did you know that you are personally responsible for taxes, interest amounts and penalties due, up to the value of the assets that must be distributed, before obtaining the distribution certificates?
Tax authorities are well protected. For your own protection
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