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Quebec extends payment deadline for restaurants


January 25, 2013
By CRFA

Jan. 25, 2013, Quebec – The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
(CRFA) says it welcomes Quebec’s decision to give restaurant owners a year to
pay the retroactive tax increase on beverage alcohol announced in its
Nov. 20 budget.

Jan. 25, 2013, Quebec – The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
(CRFA) says it welcomes Quebec’s decision to give restaurant owners a year to
pay the retroactive tax increase on beverage alcohol announced in its
Nov. 20 budget. Restaurateurs now have until Nov. 21, 2013, to pay Revenue Quebec the
additional tax on their existing inventory.

The CRFA says it has strongly opposed Quebec’s decision to raise alcohol taxes, especially on restaurants’ existing inventory.

“We wrote to Minister Marceau urging him to meet with us and
better understand how this tax impacts our industry,” said Garth Whyte, president of the CRFA, in a press release.
“We’re pleased that he is open to keep talking with our restaurant
operators. It’s imperative he understands how this tax will squeeze our
industry, which is already operating on a narrow pre-tax profit margin
of just 4.4 per cent.”

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