Marginal note:Overpayment of refunds, etc.
36. (1) If an amount is paid to, or applied to a liability of, a person as a refund under this Act and the person is not entitled to the amount or the amount paid or applied exceeds the refund or other payment to which the person is entitled, the person shall pay to the Receiver General an amount equal to the refund, payment or excess on the day the amount is paid to, or applied to a liability of, the person.
Marginal note:Effect of reduction of refund, etc.
(2) For the purpose of subsection (1), if a refund or other payment has been paid to a person in excess of the amount to which the person was entitled and the amount of the excess has, by reason of section 34, reduced the amount of any other refund or other payment to which the person would, but for the payment of the excess, be entitled, the person is deemed to have paid the amount of the reduction to the Receiver General.
Records and Information
Marginal note:Keeping records
37. (1) Every person who collects or is required to collect a charge shall keep all records that are necessary to determine whether they have complied with this Act.
Marginal note:Minister may specify information
(2) The Minister may specify in writing the form a record is to take and any information that the record must contain.
Marginal note:Language and location of record
(3) Unless otherwise authorized by the Minister, a record shall be kept in Canada in English or French.
Marginal note:Electronic records
(4) Every person required under this Act to keep a record who does so electronically shall ensure that all equipment and software necessary to make the record intelligible are available during the retention period required for the record.
Marginal note:Inadequate records
(5) If a person fails to keep adequate records for the purposes of this Act, the Minister may, in writing, require the person to keep any records that the Minister may specify, and the person shall keep the records specified by the Minister.
Marginal note:General period for retention
(6) Every person who is required to keep records shall retain them until the expiry of six years after the end of the year to which they relate or for any other period that may be prescribed.
Marginal note:Objection or appeal
(7) If a person who is required under this Act to keep records serves a notice of objection or is a party to an appeal or reference under this Act, the person shall retain every record that pertains to the subject-matter of the objection, appeal or reference until the objection, appeal or reference is finally disposed of.
Marginal note:Demand by Minister
(8) If the Minister is of the opinion that it is necessary for the administration or enforcement of this Act, the Minister may, by a demand served personally or by registered or certified mail, require any person required under this Act to keep records to retain those records for any period that is specified in the demand, and the person shall comply with the demand.
Marginal note:Permission for earlier disposal
(9) A person who is required under this Act to keep records may dispose of them before the expiry of the period during which they are required to be kept if written permission for their disposal is given by the Minister.
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