Excise Tax Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. E-15)

Act current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-07-01. Previous Versions

SUBDIVISION B.3Information Returns

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The following definitions apply in this section and section 284.1.

    actual amount

    montant réel

    actual amount means any amount that is required to be reported in an information return that a person is required to file under subsection (3) for a fiscal year of the person and that is

    • (a) a tax amount for the fiscal year or a previous fiscal year of the person; or

    • (b) an amount calculated using only tax amounts for the fiscal year or a previous fiscal year of the person, unless all of those tax amounts are required to be reported in the information return. (montant réel)

    tax amount

    montant de taxe

    tax amount for a fiscal year of a person means an amount that

    • (a) is tax paid or payable (other than tax paid or payable under Division II), or is tax that is deemed under this Part to have been paid or become payable, by the person at any time during the fiscal year;

    • (b) became collectible or was collected, or is deemed under this Part to have become collectible or to have been collected, by the person as or on account of tax under Division II in a reporting period of the person in the fiscal year;

    • (c) is an input tax credit for a reporting period of the person in the fiscal year;

    • (d) is an amount that is required to be added or that may be deducted in determining net tax for a reporting period of the person in the fiscal year; or

    • (e) is required under this Part to be used in calculating or determining any amount described in paragraph (b) or (d), other than

      • (i) an amount that is consideration for a supply,

      • (ii) an amount that is the value of property or a service, or

      • (iii) a percentage. (montant de taxe)

  • Marginal note:Reporting institution

    (2) For the purposes of this section and section 284.1, a person, other than a prescribed person or a person of a prescribed class, is a reporting institution throughout a fiscal year of the person if

    • (a) the person is a financial institution at any time in the fiscal year;

    • (b) the person is a registrant at any time in the fiscal year; and

    • (c) the total of all amounts each of which is an amount included in computing, for the purposes of the Income Tax Act, the person’s income, or, if the person is an individual, the person’s income from a business, for the last taxation year of the person that ends in the fiscal year, exceeds the amount determined by the formula

      $1,000,000 × A/365

      where

      A
      is the number of days in the taxation year.
  • Marginal note:Information return for reporting institution

    (3) A reporting institution shall file an information return with the Minister for a fiscal year of the reporting institution in prescribed form containing prescribed information on or before the day that is six months after the end of the fiscal year.

  • Marginal note:Estimates

    (4) Every reporting institution that is required to report, in an information return filed under subsection (3), an amount (other than an actual amount) that is not reasonably ascertainable at the time on or before which the information return is required to be filed shall provide a reasonable estimate of the amount in the information return.

  • Marginal note:Ministerial exemption

    (5) The Minister may exempt any reporting institution or class of reporting institutions from the requirement, under subsection (3), to provide any prescribed information or may allow any reporting institution or class of reporting institutions to provide a reasonable estimate of any actual amount that is required to be reported in an information return under that subsection.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. 2010, c. 12, s. 76.
Marginal note:Electronic funds transfer

 For greater certainty, information obtained by the Minister under Part XV.1 of the Income Tax Act may be used for the purposes of this Part.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. 2014, c. 20, s. 49.

SUBDIVISION CAnti-avoidance

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this section,

    tax benefit

    avantage fiscal

    tax benefit means a reduction, an avoidance or a deferral of tax or other amount payable under this Part or an increase in a refund or rebate of tax or other amount under this Part; (avantage fiscal)

    tax consequences

    attribut fiscal

    tax consequences to a person means the amount of tax, net tax, input tax credit, rebate or other amount payable by, or refundable to, the person under this Part, or any other amount that is relevant to the purposes of computing that amount; (attribut fiscal)

    transaction

    opération

    transaction includes an arrangement or event. (opération)

  • Marginal note:General anti-avoidance provision

    (2) Where a transaction is an avoidance transaction, the tax consequences to a person shall be determined as is reasonable in the circumstances in order to deny a tax benefit that, but for this section, would result, directly or indirectly, from that transaction or from a series of transactions that include that transaction.

  • Marginal note:Avoidance transaction

    (3) An avoidance transaction means any transaction

    • (a) that, but for this section, would result, directly or indirectly, in a tax benefit, unless the transaction may reasonably be considered to have been undertaken or arranged primarily for bona fide purposes other than to obtain the tax benefit; or

    • (b) that is part of a series of transactions, which series, but for this section, would result directly or indirectly in a tax benefit, unless the transaction may reasonably be considered to have been undertaken or arranged primarily for bona fide purposes other than to obtain the tax benefit.

  • Marginal note:Provision not applicable

    (4) For greater certainty, subsection (2) does not apply in respect of a transaction where it may reasonably be considered that the transaction would not result, directly or indirectly, in a misuse of the provisions of this Part or in an abuse having regard to the provisions of this Part (other than this section) read as a whole.

  • Marginal note:Determination of tax consequences

    (5) Without restricting the generality of subsection (2),

    • (a) any input tax credit or any deduction in computing tax or net tax payable may be allowed or disallowed, in whole or in part,

    • (b) any such credit or deduction or a part thereof may be allocated to any person,

    • (c) the nature of any payment or other amount may be recharacterized, and

    • (d) the tax effects that would otherwise result from the application of other provisions of this Part may be ignored,

    in determining the tax consequences to a person as is reasonable in the circumstances in order to deny a tax benefit that would, but for this section, result, directly or indirectly, from an avoidance transaction.

  • Marginal note:Request for adjustments

    (6) If, with respect to a transaction, a notice of assessment, reassessment or additional assessment involving the application of subsection (2) with respect to the transaction has been sent to a person, any person (other than a person to whom such a notice has been sent) is entitled, within 180 days after the day of sending of the notice, to request in writing that the Minister make an assessment, a reassessment or an additional assessment, applying subsection (2) with respect to that transaction.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (7) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Part, the tax consequences to any person following the application of this section shall only be determined through a notice of assessment, reassessment or additional assessment involving the application of this section.

  • Marginal note:Duties of Minister

    (8) On receipt of a request by a person under subsection (6), the Minister shall, with all due dispatch, consider the request and, notwithstanding subsections 298(1) and (2), assess, reassess or make an additional assessment with respect to the person, except that an assessment, a reassessment or an additional assessment may be made under this subsection only to the extent that it may reasonably be regarded as relating to the transaction referred to in subsection (6).

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. 1990, c. 45, s. 12;
  • 2010, c. 25, s. 136.
 
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