Inflation: Quebecers pay too much tax, according to Minister Girard

Inflation: Quebecers pay too much tax, says minister Girard

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A new one-off financial aid to citizens before the fall is ruled out, despite the very sharp rise in inflation in May. Minister Eric Girard nevertheless sets the table for the elections, acknowledging that Quebecers pay too much tax.

The Minister of Finance is aware that the increase in the price of groceries and gas is affecting Quebecers. And the peak may not have been reached yet. 

“It could be higher in June,” he said Wednesday morning in Quebec City. 

The Minister of Finance, Eric Girard

His government plans to offer another one-time financial aid to citizens in the fall, after the election. No question, however, of another special help during the summer. Mr. Girard recalled that low-income citizens had received a sum of $200 to $275 in January. Not to mention the $500 granted to a majority of Quebecers in the last tax return. 

Everyone pays too much, says Girard

A survey Léger published Wednesday in the pages of the Journalrevealed that a tax cut appears to be the most popular measure among citizens to deal with inflation. 

Minister Girard will await the publication of the pre-election report on the state of finances public before committing themselves. But he is not surprised by the results of the probe.

“Quebecers pay a lot of taxes, especially when compared to Ontario, and we tend to believe that it is Quebecers who make the most money who pay the most taxes, but, all things considered , it's really all Quebecers who pay too much tax, ”he said.

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If we are to believe its leader, a possible tax cut would not apply until next year, however.

Inflation: Quebecers pay too much tax, according to Minister Girard

Inflation: Quebecers pay too much tax, according to Minister Girard

“Overinflation for the year 2022, we have already sent a check for $500 in April and in December, there will be a check to compensate for overinflation. In an average consumption basket for the year 2022, Quebecers will be compensated. For the following years, we do not rule out tax cuts,” François Legault said on Wednesday. current context. “There may be a global recession coming. I prefer to send a check, let [the] people choose “what this sum will be used for, he insisted. 

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