Finance & Taxation

The viability of any retail business is grounded in managing the numbers.

Retail Council of Canada works with retail audit, taxation, operations and finance professionals and policymakers to help establish industry benchmarks and best practices.  Our members also enjoy unique opportunities to network and collaborate with industry colleagues.

Retail By The Numbers

A monthly report that provides a summary of key performance measures for retail trade by sales sector and province.

Key Issues

Payment and Credit Card Fees
Payment and Credit Card Fees

As more Canadians opt for credit card payment, whether chip-and-PIN, contactless, or online, Canada must lower its interchange fees to align with other international jurisdictions to support businesses in Canada.

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Tariffs and Trade
Tariffs and Trade

RCC advocates for agreements and requirements that are clear and fair for both retailers and consumers.

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CFO Network Committee

CFO Network Committee members are senior finance executives involved not only in day-to-day operations, but who also play a strategic role in their organization’s overall operations. Each quarter, the committee meets to receive a comprehensive public affairs report on key issues impacting the retail industry, including developing issues related to privacy, competition, PCI, recycling, chip cards, organized crime, etc. Participants also receive an in-depth briefing on RCC’s Retail Conditions report, allowing for discussion with peers on trends. Join this committee

Payments Committee

The Payments Committee works on government policy, regulatory and administrative issues as well as the business issues that relate to payments (credit/debit card transactions and associated costs). The committee identifies the government actions that affect retailers and their transactions with customers; analyses the implications of these actions, guides and participates with RCC staff to develop, present and advance retailer views on these matters to the appropriate bodies; identifies the business issues that arise in the area of payments (especially with respect to relationships with financial institutions, credit card companies and processors); and, represents the interests of the trade to financial institutions, bodies that represent and/or oversee financial institutions, other payments organizations, governments and other interested parties. Join this committee


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