Annual Registration Fee for the Enterprise Register (Québec)

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What is this?

This is the annual registration fee that you must pay if you are registered in the enterprise register under the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises.

The enterprise register at Registraire des entreprises contains information pertaining to enterprises and persons doing business in Québec. Upon registration, the Registraire des entreprises assigns a 10-digit Québec enterprise number (NEQ) to the enterprise. All enterprises (such as sole proprietorships) that are registered must file, with their income tax, an Annual Updating Declaration and pay the annual registration fee.

To determine the amount of annual registration fee you must pay for your sole proprietorship, go to Fees and Methods of Payment section on the Registraire des entreprises website. Enter this amount on line 438 of your income tax return.

Note: You don’t have to pay an annual registration fee for the year in which you registered for the first time or for the following year.

 

Am I eligible?

If you are a sole proprietor and are registered in the enterprise register, you must pay an annual registration fee. You must also update your information with the Registraire des entreprises. Check the enterprise register first to see if the information on file is correct. If so, select Yes on your return. If your information is not up to date, select No on your return and use the online service on the Registraire des entreprises website to file your Annual Updating Declaration.

 

Where do I claim this?

Follow these steps in H&R Block’s tax software to file your 2015 taxes:

Important: Before you begin, ensure that you told us that you lived in QUÉBEC on December 31st of the 2015 tax year, in H&R Block’s tax software. To do this:

  1. Click the HOME tab.
  2. Click the ABOUT YOU icon, and click the Your residence link. You will find yourself here:

Once you have confirmed your residence location, claim the Québec annual registration fee for the enterprise register by following these steps:

  1. Click the PREPARE tab.
  2. Click the YOUR YEAR IN REVIEW icon. You will find yourself here:
  3. Click the checkbox labelled I worked for myself then select the province or territory of self-employment from the dropdown menu.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Continue.
  5. You will find yourself on the PREPARE tab under the EMPLOYMENT icon.
  6. Under the BUSINESS AND SELF-EMPLOYMENT heading, click the checkbox labelled Québec annual registration fee for the enterprise register.
  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Continue.

When you arrive at the Québec annual registration fee for the enterprise register page, enter your information into the tax software.

 

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