Thanks to financing from income tax, children, teens and adults have access to affordable elementary, secondary, college and university education. Here are examples of the actual cost of some services:
One year of high school costs about $10,000.See note 1
Construction of a 32-classroom high school costs about $35 million.See note 2
Note 2 MINISTÈRE DE L’ÉDUCATION ET DE L’ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR. Plan québécois des infrastructures 2020-2030 – Plus de 806 M$ pour la construction, l’agrandissement et la rénovation d’écoles à Montréal, [Online], September 17,2020 [www.education.gouv.qc.ca] (Viewed on October 25, 2021).
There you have it!
Now you know a bit more about the public services and social programs that your taxes help pay for.
At Revenu Québec, our role is to make sure that everyone pays their fair share so that we can all enjoy the quality of life we know today.