The province of Quebec requires Turo to collect Quebec Sales Tax (QST) from hosts for all trips taken in all vehicles listed in Quebec*. If your vehicle is listed in Quebec and is booked by any guest -- from Quebec or from anywhere in or outside of Canada -- you’ll incur this tax. Vehicles listed in other Canadian provinces are not subject to this tax.
How is this sales tax calculated?
The sales tax is calculated at 9.975% of the Turo Fee for a trip. The Turo Fee (Turo’s take rate of the earnings) ranges from 10% to 25%**, depending on the protection plan you select for your vehicle. It applies to the:
- Trip price (your vehicle’s listed rate multiplied by the trip length, minus discounts)
- Airport delivery fee
- Excess distance charges
- Additional use fees and late fees
Host earnings statement
The Quebec sales tax will appear as a separate line item on your Trip Receipt for each transaction.
If you submit a post-trip reimbursement request for excess distance, the sales tax applied to this payment amount will show as a second, separate line item on your earnings receipt.
*This tax is effective January 1, 2019 and applied to all trips booked on and after that date.
**Turo takes 25% for trips booked under the Standard protection plan, and 10% for Commercial Host trips. These are the only two host protection plan options available in Canada at this time.