20. Every person who deducts, withholds or collects any amount under a fiscal law is deemed to hold it in trust for Her Majesty in right of Québec.
Any such amount must be kept by the person who deducted, withheld or collected it, distinctly and separately from his own funds and, in the event of a winding-up, assignment or bankruptcy, an amount equal to the amount thus deducted, withheld or collected must be considered to form a separate fund not forming part of the property subject to the winding-up, assignment or bankruptcy, whether or not the amount has in fact been held separately from the patrimony of that person or from his own funds.
However, the person may, when he files a return with the Minister under section 468 or 470 of the Act respecting the Québec sales tax (chapter T-0.1), withdraw from the total funds held separately and distinctly from his own funds, the amounts that he is entitled to deduct and that he has actually deducted in the calculation of the amount to be remitted.
1972, c. 22, s. 20; 1978, c. 25, s. 7; 1991, c. 67, s. 565; 1993, c. 79, s. 39.