LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
July 18: In 2016, women in Québec earned 89% of the hourly wages of men for equivalent work, according to a new government report. That’s not good but it’s at least an improvement from 1998 when the ratio was 85%; it’s also higher than the corresponding ratios in several other provinces, including Alberta and BC.
2019 QPIP Contribution Rates
|Maximum insurable earnings||$74,000|
|Employee premium rate||0.526%||0.548%|
|Employer premium rate||0.736%||0.767%|
|Self-employer premium rate||0.934%||0.973%|
July: Proposed regulations provide for small increases in medical assistance payments under workers’ comp:
- Acupuncture treatment: From $27 to $36 per session
- Chiropractic treatment (including X-rays): From $32 to $40.50 per session
- Home care chiropractic treatment: From $50 to $63 per session
- Podiatric care: From $32 to $54 per session
- Psychology, psychotherapy and neuropsychology care: From $86.60 to $94.50 hourly rate.
Jan. 1: The 2019 average Occupational Health and Safety Fund contribution rate will remain at $1.79 per $100 assessable payroll. Maximum annual insurable earnings will increase from $74,000 to $76,500 and maximum weekly insurable earnings will go from $1,419.26 to $1,467.20.
Aug.: New RQ forms and publications (so far):
- ADM-597-V, Charter of Taxpayers’ and Mandataries’ Rights
- CO-17.SP.G-T, Sociétés sans but lucratif – Guide de la déclaration de revenus et de renseignements (English courtesy translation)
- FP-2111-V, Financial Institution GST/HST and QST Annual Information Return.