Income Tax Act

Version of section 244.1 from 2014-06-19 to 2017-06-16:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Part.



cash means coins referred to in section 7 of the Currency Act, notes issued by the Bank of Canada pursuant to the Bank of Canada Act that are intended for circulation in Canada or coins or bank notes of countries other than Canada. (espèces)



casino means an entity that is licensed, registered, permitted or otherwise authorized to do business under any of paragraphs 207(1)(a) to (g) of the Criminal Code and that conducts its business activities in a permanent establishment

  • (a) that the entity holds out to be a casino and in which roulette or card games are carried on; or

  • (b) where there is a slot machine, which, for the purposes of this definition, does not include a video lottery terminal.

A casino does not include an entity that is a registered charity and is licensed, registered, permitted or otherwise authorized to carry on business temporarily for charitable purposes, if the business is carried out in the establishment of the casino for not more than two consecutive days at a time under the supervision of the casino. (casino)



client means a particular entity that engages in a financial transaction or activity with a reporting entity and includes an entity on whose behalf the particular entity is acting. (client)

credit union central

centrale de caisses de crédit

credit union central means a central cooperative credit society, as defined in section 2 of the Cooperative Credit Associations Act, or a credit union central or a federation of credit unions or caisses populaires that is regulated by a provincial Act other than one enacted by the legislature of Quebec. (centrale de caisses de crédit)

electronic funds transfer


electronic funds transfer means the transmission  —  through any electronic, magnetic or optical device, telephone instrument or computer  —  of instructions for the transfer of funds, other than the transfer of funds within Canada. In the case of Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication messages, only SWIFT MT 103 messages are included. (télévirement)



entity means an individual, a body corporate, a partnership, a fund or an unincorporated association or organization. (entité)



funds means cash, currency or securities, or negotiable instruments or other financial instruments, in any form, that indicate an entity’s title or interest, or for civil law a right, in them. (fonds)

money services business

entreprise de transfert de fonds ou de vente de titres négociables

money services business means an entity engaged in the business of foreign exchange dealing, of remitting funds or transmitting funds by any means or through any entity or electronic funds transfer network, or of issuing or redeeming money orders, traveller’s cheques or other similar negotiable instruments except for cheques payable to a named entity. (entreprise de transfert de fonds ou de vente de titres négociables)

reporting entity

entité déclarante

reporting entity means an entity that is

  • (a) an authorized foreign bank within the meaning of section 2 of the Bank Act in respect of its business in Canada, or a bank to which that Act applies;

  • (b) a cooperative credit society, savings and credit union or caisse populaire regulated by a provincial Act;

  • (c) a financial services cooperative regulated by An Act respecting financial services cooperatives, R.S.Q., c. C-67.3, or An Act respecting the Mouvement Desjardins, S.Q. 2000, c. 77;

  • (d) an association regulated by the Cooperative Credit Associations Act;

  • (e) a company to which the Trust and Loan Companies Act applies;

  • (f) a trust company regulated by a provincial Act;

  • (g) a loan company regulated by a provincial Act;

  • (h) a money services business;

  • (i) a casino, including a casino owned or controlled by Her Majesty;

  • (j) a department or an agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada or of a province that is engaged in the business of accepting deposit liabilities in the course of providing financial services to the public; or

  • (k) a credit union central in respect of financial services it offers to an entity, other than an entity that is referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (g) and (j) and is a member of that credit union central. (entité déclarante)

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. 2014, c. 20, s. 29.
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