The province of Quebec requires Turo to collect Quebec Sales Tax (QST) from hosts for 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.
Sales tax calculation
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 20% to 30%*, 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)
- 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 (see below). If you submit a reimbursement request for excess distance, the sales tax applied to this payment amount will show as a second, separate line item on the receipt.
*Turo takes 30% for trips booked under the Standard protection plan, and 20% for Commercial Host trips. These are the only two host protection plan options available in Canada at this time.