Trudeau nixes idea of single tax return for Quebecers

Tax return

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is nixing the idea of Quebecers filing one tax return that would be administered by the province.

Trudeau says it is not a decision to be made lightly and that it is not a priority for his government.

The Quebec legislature unanimously passed a motion two weeks ago seeking the change.

The debate was sparked when 89 per cent of delegates at a meeting of federal Conservatives in Quebec voted in favour of a resolution to combine federal and provincial tax returns into a single form collected and administered by Quebec

Quebec is the only province to have a tax department that is completely independent and distinct from the federal government's.

The province has collected the GST in Quebec for the federal government since the early 1990s.