Talking about fiscalization and the existence of the corresponding rules usually refers to the country-level regulations. However, there is currently a handful of countries which opted for imposing fiscalization obligations only to particular regions. The territorially largest province in Canada, Québec, is one such example. It is the only province in this country with explicit fiscalization legislation, applicable for a certain group of taxpayers.
This is not new, the rules are actually in force for already more than a decade but now a big change is on the horizon.
Authorities in Québec are preparing the environment for implementing a new technological solution which will affect the cash registers used in the restaurant sector.
In accordance with global initiatives and trends of reducing paper usage, Québec also plans to implement a possibility to issue electronic receipts.
In the fall/winter 2023, the project should start with the pilot phase, after which gradual introduction of the appropriate obligation should be implemented.
To make this possible, they are preparing a set of strict rules for the POS (called SRS – sales recording system) which will need to be certified. Additionally, transaction data shall reach the authorities on a regular basis, which is currently not the case.
Participants of the pilot project are actually already gathered and based on their experience and feedbacks, the system will be adjusted and prepared to obligatory enter into force for all affected subjects.
The solution is intended to address the fact that the sales recording module (SRM) currently mandatory to be used is obsolete while reducing red tape for operators.
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