An Act to amend the Customs Act and to make related amendments to other Acts (S.C. 2001, c. 25)

Assented to 2001-10-25

Marginal note:R.S., c. 1 (2nd Supp.), s. 207; 1994, c. 47, s. 178

 Section 62.1 of the Act is repealed.

 Sections 91 to 98 apply in relation to goods of a NAFTA country as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Special Import Measures Act.

R.S., c. T-2Tax Court of Canada Act

Marginal note:1990, c. 45, s. 55

 Subsection 2.2(2) of the Tax Court of Canada Act is replaced by the following:

  • Definition of “amount in dispute”

    (2) For the purposes of this Act, the “amount in dispute” in an appeal means

    • (a) in the case of an appeal under Part V.1 of the Customs Act, the total of all amounts assessed by the Minister of National Revenue under section 97.44 of that Act; and

    • (b) in the case of an appeal under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act,

      • (i) the amount of tax, net tax and rebate, within the meaning of that Part, that is in issue in the appeal,

      • (ii) any interest or penalty under that Part that is in issue in the appeal, and

      • (iii) any amount of tax, net tax or rebate, within the meaning of that Part, that is likely to be affected by the appeal in any other appeal, assessment or proposed assessment of the person who has brought the appeal.

Marginal note:1996, c. 23, s. 188
Marginal note:1990, c. 45, s. 58

 Subsection 18.18(2) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Calculation of time limits

    (2) For the purpose of calculating a time limit for the purposes of section 18.3003 or 18.3005, the following periods shall be excluded:

    • (a) the period beginning on December 21 in any year and ending on January 7 of the next year; and

    • (b) the period during which proceedings are stayed in accordance with subsection 106(3) of the Customs Act, in the case of an appeal under Part V.1 of that Act, or subsection 327(4) of the Excise Tax Act, in the case of an appeal under Part IX of that Act.

Marginal note:1998, c. 19, s. 295(2)

 Subsection 18.29(3) of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:1998, c. 19, s. 296(1)

 Section 18.3001 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Application — Customs Act and Excise Tax Act

18.3001 Subject to section 18.3002, if a person has so elected in the notice of appeal for an appeal under Part V.1 of the Customs Act or Part IX of the Excise Tax Act or at such later time as is provided in the rules of Court, this section and sections 18.3003 to 18.302 apply, with any modifications that the circumstances require.

Marginal note:1990, c. 45, s. 61

 Subsection 18.3002(3) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Costs

    (3) The Court shall, on making an order under subsection (1), order that all reasonable and proper costs of the person who has brought the appeal be borne by Her Majesty in right of Canada where

    • (a) in the case of an appeal under Part V.1 of the Customs Act, the amount in dispute is equal to or less than $10,000; and

    • (b) in the case of an appeal under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act, the amount in dispute is equal to or less than $7,000 and the aggregate of supplies for the prior fiscal year of that person is equal to or less than $1,000,000.

Marginal note:1993, c. 27, s. 222

 Subsection 18.3003(1) of the English version of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Time limit for reply to notice of appeal
  • 18.3003 (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister of National Revenue shall file a reply to a notice of appeal referred to in section 18.3001 within sixty days after the day the Registry of the Court transmits to that Minister the notice of appeal, unless the person who has brought the appeal consents, before or after the sixty day period has elapsed, to the filing of that reply after the expiration of those sixty days or the Court allows the Minister, on application made before or after the expiration of those sixty days, to file the reply after that period.

Marginal note:1990, c. 45, s. 61

 Subsection 18.3007(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Costs
  • 18.3007 (1) The Court may, if the circumstances so warrant, make no order as to costs or order that the person who brought an appeal be awarded costs, notwithstanding that under the rules of Court costs would be adjudged to Her Majesty in right of Canada, or make an order that that person be awarded costs, notwithstanding that under the rules of Court no order as to costs would be made if

    • (a) an order has been made under subsection 18.3002(1) in respect of the appeal;

    • (b) the appeal is not an appeal referred to in subsection 18.3002(3); and

    • (c) in the case of an appeal

      • (i) under Part V.1 of the Customs Act, the amount in dispute in the appeal is equal to or less than $50,000, and

      • (ii) under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act, the amount in dispute in the appeal is equal to or less than $50,000 and the aggregate of supplies for the prior fiscal year of the person who brought the appeal is equal to or less than $6,000,000.

Marginal note:1990, c. 45, s. 61

 Paragraphs 18.3008(a) and (b) of the Act are replaced by the following:

  • (a) in the case of an appeal under Part V.1 of the Customs Act, the amount in dispute was equal to or less than $10,000; and

  • (b) in the case of an appeal under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act, the amount in dispute was equal to or less than $7,000 and the aggregate of supplies for the prior fiscal year of that person was equal to or less than $1,000,000.

Marginal note:1998, c. 19, s. 298

 Subsection 18.3009(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

Marginal note:Costs — appeal under Customs Act or Excise Tax Act
  • 18.3009 (1) If an appeal referred to in section 18.3001 is allowed, the Court shall reimburse to the person who brought the appeal the filing fee paid under paragraph 18.15(3)(b) by that person and may award costs, in accordance with the rules of Court, to that person if

    • (a) in the case of an appeal under Part V.1 of the Customs Act, the amount in dispute in the appeal was equal to or less than $10,000 and was reduced by more than one half by the judgement of the Court; and

    • (b) in the case of an appeal under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act,

      • (i) the amount of tax, net tax, rebate, interest or penalty in issue in the appeal was reduced by more than one half by the judgement of the Court,

      • (ii) the amount in dispute was equal to or less than $7,000, and

      • (iii) the aggregate of supplies for the prior fiscal year of that person was equal to or less than $1,000,000.

 
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