QUEBEC - The Quebec government will formally ask Ottawa to allow people in the province to file a single tax return.

Finance Minister Carlos Leitao says he believes the federal government has shown openness to the idea even if there are certain objections.

It is not clear when Quebec will send a letter to Ottawa to make the formal request but Leitao says it will be soon.

Members of the legislature adopted a unanimous motion this week calling on Ottawa to allow Quebec to administer a single-tax system.

The initiative came a few days after the federal Conservatives in Quebec passed a resolution aimed at combining federal and provincial tax returns into a single form collected and administered by the province.