The introduction of short-term rentals has led governments to apply proper taxation in this new industry, more specifically in the province of Quebec.
Unlike other platforms where you have to personally remit the 3.5% Tax on Lodging, Airbnb collects it automatically through its platform and remits it directly to the Quebec government. Read also Airbnb's article on Quebec regulations.
In the case that your income from Airbnb exceeds C$ 30,000 in the last four calendar quarters, or in any single calendar quarter, you must register for the GST and QST and remit it to the Quebec government.
The moment your income exceeds C$ 30,000 within the 4 quarter period, you’ll have 29 days from the first day of the second month to register.
There are three ways to register for the GST and QST:
- Calling Revenu Québec (fastest way).
- Visiting one of the offices of Revenu Québec.
- Sending by mail the registration form.
Revenue Québec's contact information can be found by clicking here.
Luckey is committed to regularly informing its property owners of any and all changes relating to short-term rental regulations, to make their renting experience as simple and easy as possible.
We recommend that you do your own research as this article isn’t comprehensive, and doesn’t constitute legal or tax advice. Also, as we don’t update this article in real time, please check each source and make sure that the information provided hasn’t recently changed.