Marginal note:1992, c. 48 (Sch.)
Consequential Amendment to the Children’s Special Allowances Act
Marginal note:2004, c. 26, s. 18
Marginal note:Release of information
(2) Any information obtained by or on behalf of the Minister in the course of the administration or enforcement of this Act or the regulations or the carrying out of an agreement entered into under section 11 may be communicated to any person if it can reasonably be regarded as necessary for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of this Act, the Income Tax Act, the Canada Disability Savings Act or the Canada Education Savings Act or a program administered under an agreement entered into under section 12 of the Canada Education Savings Act.
Coming into Force
Marginal note:Order in council
INCENTIVE FOR PROVINCES TO ELIMINATE TAXES ON CAPITAL
Marginal note:R.S., c. F-8; 1995, c. 17, s. 45(1)
Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act
TRANSFER PAYMENTS WITH RESPECT TO THE ELIMINATION OF PROVINCIAL CAPITAL TAXES
Definition of “capital tax”
9. In this Part, “capital tax” means a tax that is imposed on one or more of the following:
(a) an element of shareholders’ equity in a corporation such as share capital or retained earnings;
(b) a form of long-term indebtedness owed by a corporation; or
(c) any other element of capital that the Minister considers appropriate.
It does not include
(d) a tax imposed under Part VI.1 of the Taxation Act, R.S.Q., c. I-3;
(e) a tax imposed under section 74.1 of the Corporations Tax Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C-40; or
(f) any tax that the Minister does not consider to be sufficiently similar to a tax imposed under Part I.3 or VI of the Income Tax Act.
Marginal note:Incentive to eliminate capital taxes
10. (1) As an incentive for a province to eliminate capital taxes imposed by the province, the province is eligible to receive a payment under this Part if
(a) before January 2, 2011, it eliminates a capital tax that is imposed under a law of the province that was in force on March 18, 2007; and
(b) any legislation that is required to give effect to the elimination is enacted after March 18, 2007 and before January 2, 2011.
Marginal note:Meaning of elimination
(2) For the purposes of this Part, a capital tax is considered to be eliminated if
(a) under the law of the province, the tax ceases before January 2, 2011 to be imposed on all corporations, except that the tax may continue to be imposed on any corporation that is exempt from tax under any of paragraphs 149(1)(d) to (d.4) of the Income Tax Act on all of its taxable income; or
(b) in the case where the tax is imposed only on financial institutions, the law under which the tax is imposed is amended, before January 2, 2011, to replace the tax with a new capital tax imposed only on financial institutions that meets the following criteria:
(i) no financial institution becomes subject to the new capital tax that was not subject to the replaced tax,
(ii) every financial institution on which the new capital tax is imposed must be permitted to reduce the amount of the new capital tax payable by it for a taxation year by the amount of income tax payable by it to the province for the year and, if the amount of income tax so payable exceeds the amount of the new capital tax so payable, the financial institution must be permitted to apply the amount of the excess to reduce capital tax payable by it in other taxation years in a manner satisfactory to the Minister, and
(iii) the Minister is satisfied that the total amount of revenue that would be raised by the new capital tax from financial institutions if there were no reduction for income tax payable is intended to be broadly commensurate with the total amount of revenue raised from those financial institutions by the province’s income tax.
Marginal note:Separate capital tax
(3) If a province imposes a capital tax that applies to financial institutions as well as corporations that are not financial institutions, the capital tax is deemed to be two separate capital taxes for the purposes of this Part.
Marginal note:Amount of payment
11. (1) The amount that a province may be eligible to receive, in respect of a period fixed by the Minister, is equal to 17% of the estimated foregone revenue for that period.
Marginal note:Preliminary payment
(2) A province is eligible to receive a preliminary payment for a period if the province has provided information in accordance with section 12.01 such that the Minister is able to make a preliminary determination of the estimated foregone revenue for that period. The Minister shall try to make a preliminary payment to the province on or before the last day of the period if the Minister receives the information in a timely manner.
Marginal note:Final determination
(3) After finalized information that is consistent with a province’s public accounts becomes available so as to enable the Minister to make a final determination of the amount under subsection (1) in respect of a period, the Minister shall do so and reconcile the final determination with any preliminary payment paid to the province. If the amount of the final determination is greater than the preliminary payment, the Minister shall, without delay, pay the difference to the province. However, if the amount of the final determination is less than the preliminary payment, the difference may be deducted from any amount payable to the province under this Act or be recovered from the province as a debt due to Her Majesty in right of Canada.
Marginal note:Program time limit
(4) For the purposes of determining the amount of a payment under this Part, a period shall not include a day that is before March 19, 2007 or after January 1, 2011.
Marginal note:Consolidated Revenue Fund
(5) The Minister may pay to a province, out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, any amount that the province is eligible to receive under this Part.
Marginal note:Estimated foregone revenue
12. (1) Except where subsection (2) applies, the estimated foregone revenue for a province in respect of a period is the amount, as determined by the Minister, by which
(a) the estimated base revenue, determined as the estimated amount of revenue in respect of a specific capital tax that the province would have received in respect of the period from corporations that would have been subject to tax under Part I of the Income Tax Act under the laws of the province as they read on March 18, 2007, including any enactment that would be applicable to the period but that had not come into force on or before that date,
(b) the estimated actual revenue, determined as the estimated amount of revenue in respect of the capital tax that the province receives in respect of the period from corporations that are subject to tax under Part I of the Income Tax Act.
Marginal note:Estimated foregone revenue — capital tax on financial institutions
(2) In the case of a capital tax that has been eliminated as described in paragraph 10(2)(b), the estimated foregone revenue for a province in respect of a period is the amount determined by the Minister to be the estimated amount of revenue in respect of the capital tax that the province would have received in respect of the period from financial institutions that would have been subject to tax under Part I of the Income Tax Act under the laws of the province as they read on March 18, 2007, including any enactment that would be applicable to the period but that had not come into force on or before that date.
Marginal note:Provision of information
12.01 (1) No payment may be made to a province under this Part unless the province provides to the Minister all of the information that the Minister considers necessary for the determination of the amount of that payment in accordance with this Part.
Marginal note:Certification by Minister of province
(2) All information provided by a province shall be of the best quality that is available at the time it is provided and shall be certified as such by an appropriate minister of the provincial government.
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