Quebec is further extending the employer contribution credit to the Health Services Fund (HSF credit) for employees on paid leave during COVID-19. Employers with an establishment in Quebec that qualify for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) for a qualifying period can now claim HSF credits until August 28, 2021 (previously scheduled to expire June 5, 2021).
Quebec announced this latest extension in Information Bulletin 2021-4, published on May 28, 2021.
This HSF credit is available to "specified employers" who can benefit from the CEWS and who maintain an establishment in Quebec. The credit applies to employees on paid leave during a qualifying period and is intended to offset an employer's HSF contributions, which are not covered by the CEWS.
The latest extension of the HSF credit follows Finance's extension of the CEWS to August 28, 2021 for furloughed employees. The employer contribution credit to the HSF was previously extended to June 5, 2021, following Finance's earlier CEWS extension.
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