QUEBEC TO ASK OTTAWA TO ALLOW SINGLE TAX RETURN
Quebec will ask Ottawa to allow people in the province to file a single tax return. Finance Minister Carlos Leitao, pictured, says he believes the federal government has shown openness to the idea even if there are certain objections. Members of the legislature adopted a unanimous motion this week calling on Ottawa to allow Quebec to administer a single-tax system. The initiative came a few days after the federal Conservatives in Quebec passed a resolution aimed at combining federal and provincial tax returns into a single form collected and administered by the province. Premier Philippe Couillard said his revenue service would collect federal taxes on two conditions: the province would administer the process and it would maintain its fiscal privileges.