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Income Tax Regulations (C.R.C., c. 945)

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Regulations are current to 2019-07-01 and last amended on 2019-06-25. Previous Versions

PART LIDeferred Income Plans, Investments in Small Business (continued)

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), for the purposes of this Part and paragraph 149(1)(o.3) and paragraph (b) of the definition small business property in subsection 206(1) of the Act, a corporation is a small business investment corporation at any time if it is a Canadian corporation incorporated after May 22, 1985 and at all times after it was incorporated and before that time

    • (a) all of the shares, and rights to acquire shares, of the capital stock of the corporation were owned by

      • (i) one or more registered pension plans,

      • (ii) one or more trusts all the beneficiaries of which were registered pension plans,

      • (iii) one or more related segregated fund trusts (within the meaning assigned by paragraph 138.1(1)(a) of the Act) all the beneficiaries of which were registered pension plans, or

      • (iv) one or more persons prescribed by section 4802 for the purposes of clause 149(1)(o.2)(iv)(D) of the Act;

    • (b) its only undertaking was the investing of its funds and its investments consisted solely of

      • (i) small business securities,

      • (ii) interests of a limited partner in small business investment limited partnerships,

      • (iii) interests in small business investment trusts,

      • (iv) property (other than a small business security) that is

        • (A) a share of the capital stock of a corporation (other than a share that is issued to the corporation and that is either a share described in section 66.3 of the Act or a share in respect of which an amount has been designated under subsection 192(4) of the Act), or

        • (B) a put, call, warrant or other right to acquire or sell a share described by clause (A),

      • (v) specified properties, or

      • (vi) any combination of properties described in any of subparagraphs (i) to (v)

      and, except as provided in subsection 5104(1), with respect to properties referred to in any of subparagraphs (i) to (iii), the corporation was the first person (other than a broker or dealer in securities) to have acquired the properties and the corporation has owned the properties continuously since they were so acquired;

    • (c) it has complied with subsection (2);

    • (d) it did not hold, and no group of persons who did not deal with each other at arm’s length and of which it was a member held, more than 30 per cent of the outstanding shares of any class of voting stock of a corporation, except where

      • (i) all or any part of those shares were acquired in specified circumstances within the meaning of subsection 5104(2), or

      • (ii) those shares were of any class of voting stock of a venture capital corporation described in section 6700;

    • (e) it has not borrowed money except from its shareholders; and

    • (f) it has not accepted deposits.

  • (2) Every small business investment corporation shall at all times hold properties referred to in subparagraphs (1)(b)(i) to (iii), the aggregate of the cost amounts of which is not less than 75 per cent of the amount, if any, by which

    • (a) the aggregate of all amounts each of which is the amount of consideration for the issue of shares of its capital stock or debt to its shareholders or the amount of a contribution of capital by its shareholders received by it more than 90 days before that time

    exceeds

    • (b) the aggregate of

      • (i) all amounts paid by it before that time to its shareholders as a return of capital or a repayment of debt, and

      • (ii) the amount, if any, by which the aggregate of its losses from the disposition of properties disposed of before that time exceeds the aggregate of its gains from the disposition of properties disposed of before that time.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsection (2), where a small business investment corporation disposes of a property referred to in subparagraphs (1)(b)(i) to (iii), it shall be deemed to continue to hold the investment for a period of 90 days following the date of the disposition.

  • (4) For the purposes of paragraph 149(1)(o.3) of the Act, where a small business investment corporation holds an interest in a partnership or trust that qualified as a small business investment limited partnership or small business investment trust, as the case may be, when the interest was acquired and that, but for this subsection, would cease at a subsequent time to so qualify, the interest in the partnership or trust shall be deemed to be an interest in a small business investment limited partnership or small business investment trust, as the case may be, for the 24 months immediately following the subsequent time.

  • [NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text
  • see relevant amending Acts and regulations.]
  • SOR/86-390, s. 5
  • SOR/90-606, s. 5
  • SOR/92-51, s. 8
  • SOR/94-471, s. 5
  • SOR/94-686, ss. 78(F), 79(F)
  • SOR/2001-289, s. 7
  • SOR/2005-264, s. 11
  •  (1) For the purpose of this Part, a partnership is a small business investment limited partnership at any particular time if at all times after it was formed and before the particular time

    • (a) it had only one general partner;

    • (b) the share of the general partner, as general partner, in any income of the partnership from any source in any place, for any period, was the same as his share, as general partner, in

      • (i) the income of the partnership from that source in any other place,

      • (ii) the income of the partnership from any other source,

      • (iii) the loss of the partnership from any source,

      • (iv) any capital gain of the partnership, and

      • (v) any capital loss of the partnership

      for that period, except that the share of the general partner, as general partner, in the income or loss of the partnership from specified properties may differ from his share, as general partner, in the income or loss of the partnership from other sources;

    • (c) the share of the general partner, as general partner, in any income or loss of the partnership for any period was not less than his share, as general partner, in the income or loss of the partnership for any preceding period;

    • (d) the interests of the limited partners were described by reference to units of the partnership that were identical in all respects;

    • (e) no limited partner or group of limited partners who did not deal with each other at arm’s length held more than 30 per cent of the units of the partnership and, for the purposes of this paragraph,

      • (i) a small business investment corporation that has not borrowed money and in which no shareholder or group of shareholders who did not deal with each other at arm’s length held more than 30 per cent of the outstanding shares of any class of voting stock shall be deemed not to be a limited partner, and

      • (ii) the general partner shall be deemed not to hold any unit of the partnership as a limited partner;

    • (f) its only undertaking was the investing of its funds and its investments consisted solely of

      • (i) small business securities where, except as provided in subsection 5104(1), the partnership was the first person (other than a broker or dealer in securities) to have acquired the securities and it has owned the securities continuously since they were so acquired,

      • (ii) property (other than a small business security) that is

        • (A) a share of the capital stock of a corporation (other than a share that is issued to the partnership and that is either a share described in section 66.3 of the Act or a share in respect of which an amount has been designated under subsection 192(4) of the Act), or

        • (B) a put, call, warrant or other right to acquire or sell a share described by clause (A),

      • (iii) specified properties, or

      • (iv) any combination of properties described in any of subparagraphs (i) to (iii);

    • (g) it has complied with subsection (2);

    • (h) it has not borrowed money except for the purpose of earning income from its investments and the amount of any such borrowings at any time did not exceed 20 per cent of the partnership capital at that time; and

    • (i) it has not accepted deposits.

  • (2) The aggregate of the cost amounts to a small business investment limited partnership of small business securities held by it at any time shall not be less than the amount, if any, by which the aggregate of

    • (a) 25 per cent of the amount, if any, by which

      • (i) the aggregate of all amounts received by it more than 12 months before that time and not more than 24 months before that time as consideration for the issue of its units or in respect of its units

      exceeds

      • (ii) the aggregate of all amounts paid by it before that time to its members and designated by the partnership as a return of the consideration referred to in subparagraph (i),

    • (b) 50 per cent of the amount, if any, by which

      • (i) the aggregate of all amounts received by it more than 24 months before that time and not more than 36 months before that time as consideration for the issue of its units or in respect of its units

      exceeds

      • (ii) the aggregate of all amounts paid by it before that time to its members and designated by the partnership as a return of the consideration referred to in subparagraph (i), and

    • (c) 75 per cent of the amount, if any, by which

      • (i) the aggregate of all amounts received by it more than 36 months before that time as consideration for the issue of its units or in respect of its units

      exceeds

      • (ii) the aggregate of all amounts paid by it before that time to its members and designated by the partnership as a return of the consideration referred to in subparagraph (i),

    exceeds 75 per cent of the amount, if any, by which the aggregate of its losses from the disposition of properties disposed of before that time exceeds the aggregate of its gains from the disposition of properties disposed of before that time.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsection (2), where a small business investment limited partnership disposes of a small business security it shall be deemed to continue to hold the investment for a period of 90 days following the date of the disposition.

  • [NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text
  • see relevant amending Acts and regulations.]
  • SOR/86-390, s. 5
  • SOR/90-606, s. 6
  • SOR/94-471, s. 6
  • SOR/94-686, ss. 58(F), 78(F), 79(F)
  • SOR/2005-264, s. 12
 
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