11. What are the tax implications of registering (with a Quebec enterprise number and business number) my sole proprietorship?

If you register your sole proprietorship with Quebec, Quebec may not know that the business is being operated by a status Indian and consequently that the business may be entitled to certain tax exemptions.  As such, Quebec will treat the sole proprietorship as any other business in Quebec and may assess the business for certain taxes, fees, contributions and levees for which the sole proprietorship may be exempt.  In this case it will be up to the sole proprietorship to prove it is entitled to the particular exemption claimed.

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