Canada: More time for employers to claim health services fund credits (Quebec)

Canada: More time to claim health services fund credits

Eligible employers are being given more time—until 13 March 2021—to claim Quebec’s health services fund credits for employees on paid leave during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


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Employers with an establishment in Quebec that qualify for the Canada emergency wage subsidy (CEWS) for a qualifying period can now claim health services fund credits until 13 March 2021—to match the recent extension of the CEWS to 13 March 2021.

  • Quebec’s health services fund credit is available to "specified employers" that can benefit from the CEWS and that maintain an establishment in Quebec. The credit applies to employees on paid leave during the COVID-19 pandemic and is intended to offset an employer's health services fund contributions that are not covered by the CEWS.
  • The employer contribution credit to Quebec’s health services fund was previously extended to 19 December 2020, following the Department of Finance's earlier CEWS extension.
  • The new extension of the health services fund credit follows Finance's recent extension of the CEWS to 13 March 2021. Read TaxNewsFlash

Read a January 2021 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Canada

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