QUE­BEC TO ASK OTTAWA TO AL­LOW SIN­GLE TAX RE­TURN

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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.

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