TAXES AND FEES

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Running a restaurant or foodservice business comes with a long menu of fees and taxes – from credit card fees to music royalties. Restaurants Canada is a voice for fairness and accountability in this area, and we keep our members informed and up-to-date.

Note: Click here for information on payroll taxes.

RESOURCES

Sales Taxes

CHART: Sales taxes on food and beverages

Credit/Debit Fees

Speak out on credit card fees!

LATEST NEWS

Canada

Game Misconduct: Sportsnet and TSN/RDS Prices Soar for Restaurants (Mar 24/17)

The Pros and Cons of the Federal Budget (Mar 24/17)

New Review of Credit Card Fees (Sep. 22/16)

Alberta

Alberta Members: Relaxed Patio Restrictions are Another Win for Raise The Bar (Aug. 24/16)

British Columbia

Help Us Get the Word Out: Top Three Restaurant Issues in B.C. Election (May 5/17)

Zero Emissions Building Plan Could Hurt Vancouver Restaurants (Dec. 14/16)

B.C. to Consider a Tax on Restaurant Meals? (Nov. 30/16)

New Brunswick

Small Business Taxes Get Better for N.B. Restaurateurs (Apr. 6/17)

Newfoundland and Labrador

N.L.’s Budget Has Tasty Morsels for Restaurant Operators (Apr. 7/17)

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Budget: Some Good News for Restaurateurs (May 5/17)

Ontario

Ontario’s Electricity Price Cut Ignores Businesses (Mar. 8/17)

Prince Edward Island

P.E.I. Budget Could Help Restaurant Sales (Apr. 20/17)

Quebec

Quebec Budget Gets Personal Taxes Right, But Fails on Alcohol (Mar. 29/17)

Saskatchewan

Survey: What Does the Saskatchewan Meal Tax Mean for You? (May 5/17)

Saskatchewan’s 6% Meal Tax Could Cost Our Industry $140 Million in Sales (Mar. 24/17)

Saskatchewan Kills Food Tax Fairness With New 6% Meal Tax (Mar. 22/17)