How is the municipal tax for 9-1-1 collected?

Telephone service providers must, in their capacity as mandataries of the municipalities, collect the tax from their clients and remit it to Québec Revenue Agency (Revenu Québec), which in turn remits it to the Agence municipale de financement et de développement des centres d’urgence 9-1-1 du Québec. The Agency apportions the tax among the municipalities… Read more »

How much is the municipal tax for 9-1-1?

For any telephone service that allows the user to dial 9-1-1, the tax is $0.46 per month per telephone number or, in the case of a multiline telephone service other than a Centrex service, per outgoing access line, beginning August 1st, 2016 . This is a minimal amount bearing in mind that it provides access… Read more »

Are prepaid airtime cards covered by the municipal tax for 9-1-1?

Yes. When a client who has purchased a prepaid airtime card decides to use it, the telephone service provider must then collect the tax when it supplies the service for the first time in a given month. To obtain additional information, clients should contact their service provider.

Why is the municipal tax for 9-1-1 replacing the municipal levy for the service?

A municipal levy of $0.47 per month, in some municipalities, funded 9-1-1 emergency centres until November 2009. However, not all telephone service providers collected this levy, but only those that had concluded agreements for this purpose with the municipalities. Most wireless telephone service providers did not conclude such agreements, which means that only some telephone… Read more »

What is the purpose of the municipal tax for 9-1-1?

The 9-1-1 emergency call centres receive 9-1-1 calls from individuals in distress, determine the nature of the emergency and dispatch the calls to the appropriate emergency services such as the police, firefighters and ambulance services. The Civil Protection Act assigns to all the municipalities responsibility for ensuring that a 9-1-1 emergency centre serves their territory. The… Read more »