Description: Desperate times call for desperate measures. With unvaccinated citizens having a much higher probability of being hospitalized by contracting Covid-19 than vaccinated citizens, the Government of Quebec responded this week by announcing its intent to begin assessing penalties upon the unvaccinated. Premier Legault said $50 or $100 would not be enough. It remains to be seen if the move will survive anticipated court challenges.
Date: January 12, 2022
1) Does your university have a vaccine mandate? How is it enforced?
2) Are you in favour of the proposal by the Province of Quebec?
3) Starting on page 9-16 of Wiley’s Understanding Financial Accounting is a section dealing with employers’ responsibilities to remit income taxes deducted from employees to the government. Collecting this “No-vax Tax” may be quite a bit more difficult. If you were an accountant working for the Government of Quebec, what sort of program would you advise to identify and collect this levy?