Income Tax Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp.))

Act current to 2017-06-19 and last amended on 2017-06-19. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) The definitions in subsection 163.3(1) apply in this section.

  • Marginal note:Offences

    (2) Every person that, without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on the person,

    • (a) uses an electronic suppression of sales device or a similar device or software in relation to records that are required to be kept by any person under section 230,

    • (b) acquires or possesses an electronic suppression of sales device, or a right in respect of an electronic suppression of sales device, that is, or is intended to be, capable of being used in relation to records that are required to be kept by any person under section 230,

    • (c) designs, develops, manufactures, possesses for sale, offers for sale, sells, transfers or otherwise makes available to another person an electronic suppression of sales device that is, or is intended to be, capable of being used in relation to records that are required to be kept by any person under section 230,

    • (d) supplies installation, upgrade or maintenance services for an electronic suppression of sales device that is, or is intended to be, capable of being used in relation to records that are required to be kept by any person under section 230, or

    • (e) participates in, assents to or acquiesces in the commission of, or conspires with any person to commit, an offence described in any of paragraphs (a) to (d),

    is guilty of an offence and, in addition to any penalty otherwise provided, is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than $10,000 and not more than $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Prosecution on indictment

    (3) Every person that is charged with an offence described in subsection (2) may, at the election of the Attorney General of Canada, be prosecuted on indictment and, if convicted, is, in addition to any penalty otherwise provided, liable to a fine of not less than $50,000 and not more than $1,000,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years, or to both.

  • Marginal note:Penalty on conviction

    (4) A person that is convicted of an offence under this section is not liable to pay a penalty imposed under any of sections 162, 163, 163.2 and 163.3 for the same action unless a notice of assessment for that penalty was issued before the information or complaint giving rise to the conviction was laid or made.

  • Marginal note:Stay of appeal

    (5) If, in any appeal under this Act, substantially the same facts are at issue as those that are at issue in a prosecution under this section, the Minister may file a stay of proceedings with the Tax Court of Canada and, upon that filing, the proceedings before that Court are stayed pending final determination of the outcome of the prosecution.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. 2013, c. 40, s. 86.

Definition of taxable obligation and non-taxable obligation

  •  (1) In this section, taxable obligation means any bond, debenture or similar obligation the interest on which would, if paid by the issuer to a non-resident person, be subject to the payment of tax under Part XIII by that non-resident person at the rate provided in subsection 212(1) (otherwise than by virtue of subsection 212(6)), and non-taxable obligation means any bond, debenture or similar obligation the interest on which would not, if paid by the issuer to a non-resident person, be subject to the payment of tax under Part XIII by that non-resident person.

  • Marginal note:Interest coupon to be identified in prescribed manner — offence and punishment

    (2) Every person who, at any time after July 14, 1966, issues

    • (a) any taxable obligation, or

    • (b) any non-taxable obligation

    the right to interest on which is evidenced by a coupon or other writing that does not form part of, or is capable of being detached from, the evidence of indebtedness under the obligation is, unless the coupon or other writing is marked or identified in prescribed manner by the letters “AX” in the case of a taxable obligation, and by the letter “F” in the case of a non-taxable obligation, on the face thereof, guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $500.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. 1970-71-72, c. 63, s. 1“240”.
Marginal note:Provision of information
  •  (1) Except as authorized by this section, no official or other representative of a government entity shall

    • (a) knowingly provide, or knowingly allow to be provided, to any person any taxpayer information;

    • (b) knowingly allow any person to have access to any taxpayer information; or

    • (c) knowingly use any taxpayer information otherwise than in the course of the administration or enforcement of this Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Unemployment Insurance Act or the Employment Insurance Act or for the purpose for which it was provided under this section.

  • Marginal note:Evidence relating to taxpayer information

    (2) Notwithstanding any other Act of Parliament or other law, no official or other representative of a government entity shall be required, in connection with any legal proceedings, to give or produce evidence relating to any taxpayer information.

  • Marginal note:Communication where proceedings have been commenced

    (3) Subsections 241(1) and 241(2) do not apply in respect of

    • (a) criminal proceedings, either by indictment or on summary conviction, that have been commenced by the laying of an information or the preferring of an indictment, under an Act of Parliament; or

    • (b) any legal proceedings relating to the administration or enforcement of this Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Unemployment Insurance Act or the Employment Insurance Act or any other Act of Parliament or law of a province that provides for the imposition or collection of a tax or duty.

  • Marginal note:Circumstances involving danger

    (3.1) The Minister may provide to appropriate persons any taxpayer information relating to imminent danger of death or physical injury to any individual.

  • Marginal note:Registered charities and registered Canadian amateur athletic associations

    (3.2) An official may provide to any person the following taxpayer information relating to another person (in this subsection referred to as the “registrant”) that was at any time a registered charity or registered Canadian amateur athletic association:

    • (a) a copy of the registrant’s governing documents, including its statement of purpose, and function in the case of a Canadian amateur athletic association;

    • (b) any information provided in prescribed form to the Minister by the registrant on applying for registration under this Act;

    • (c) the names of the persons who at any time were the registrant’s directors and the periods during which they were its directors;

    • (d) a copy of the notification of the registrant’s registration, including any conditions and warnings;

    • (e) if the registration of the registrant has been revoked or annulled, a copy of the entirety of or any part of any letter sent by or on behalf of the Minister to the registrant relating to the grounds for the revocation or annulment;

    • (f) financial statements required to be filed with an information return referred to in subsection 149.1(14);

    • (g) a copy of the entirety of or any part of any letter or notice by the Minister to the registrant relating to a suspension under section 188.2 or an assessment of tax or penalty under this Act (other than the amount of a liability under subsection 188(1.1)); and

    • (h) in the case of a registrant that is a charity, an application by the registrant, and information filed in support of the application, for a designation, determination or decision by the Minister under any of subsections 149.1(5), (6.3), (7), (8) and (13).

  • Marginal note:Information may be communicated

    (3.3) The Minister of Canadian Heritage may communicate or otherwise make available to the public, in any manner that that Minister considers appropriate, the following taxpayer information in respect of a Canadian film or video production certificate (as defined under subsection 125.4(1)) that has been issued or revoked:

    • (a) the title of the production for which the Canadian film or video production certificate was issued;

    • (b) the name of the taxpayer to whom the Canadian film or video production certificate was issued;

    • (c) the names of the producers of the production;

    • (d) the names of the individuals in respect of whom and places in respect of which that Minister has allotted points in respect of the production in accordance with regulations made for the purpose of section 125.4;

    • (e) the total number of points so allotted; and

    • (f) any revocation of the Canadian film or video production certificate.

  • Marginal note:Where taxpayer information may be disclosed

    (4) An official may

    • (a) provide to any person taxpayer information that can reasonably be regarded as necessary for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of this Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Unemployment Insurance Act or the Employment Insurance Act, solely for that purpose;

    • (b) provide to any person taxpayer information that can reasonably be regarded as necessary for the purposes of determining any tax, interest, penalty or other amount that is or may become payable by the person, or any refund or tax credit to which the person is or may become entitled, under this Act or any other amount that is relevant for the purposes of that determination;

    • (c) provide to the person who seeks a certification referred to in paragraph 147.1(10)(a) the certification or a refusal to make the certification, solely for the purposes of administering a registered pension plan;

    • (d) provide taxpayer information

      • (i) to an official of the Department of Finance solely for the purposes of the formulation or evaluation of fiscal policy,

      • (ii) to an official solely for the purposes of the initial implementation of a fiscal policy or for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of an Act of Parliament that provides for the imposition and collection of a tax or duty,

      • (iii) to an official solely for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of a law of a province that provides for the imposition or collection of a tax or duty,

      • (iv) to an official of the government of a province solely for the purposes of the formulation or evaluation of fiscal policy,

      • (v) to an official of the Department of Natural Resources or of the government of a province solely for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of a program of the Government of Canada or of the province relating to the exploration for or exploitation of Canadian petroleum and gas resources,

      • (vi) to an official of the government of a province that has received or is entitled to receive a payment referred to in this subparagraph, or to an official of the Department of Natural Resources, solely for the purposes of the provisions relating to payments to a province in respect of the taxable income of corporations earned in the offshore area with respect to the province under the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, chapter 28 of the Statutes of Canada, 1988, the Canada–Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, chapter 3 of the Statutes of Canada, 1987, or similar Acts relating to the exploration for or exploitation of offshore Canadian petroleum and gas resources,

      • (vi.1) to an official of the Department of Natural Resources solely for the purpose of determining whether property is prescribed energy conservation property or whether an outlay or expense is a Canadian renewable and conservation expense,

      • (vii) to an official solely for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, the Pooled Registered Pension Plans Act or a similar law of a province,

      • (vii.1) to an official solely for the purpose of the administration or enforcement of the Canada Education Savings Act or a designated provincial program as defined in subsection 146.1(1),

      • (vii.2) to an official solely for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of Part 1 of the Energy Costs Assistance Measures Act,

      • (vii.3) to an official solely for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of the Children’s Special Allowances Act or the evaluation or formation of policy for that Act,

      • (vii.4) to an official solely for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of the Universal Child Care Benefit Act or the evaluation or formation of policy for that Act,

      • (vii.5) to an official solely for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of the Canada Disability Savings Act or a designated provincial program as defined in subsection 146.4(1),

      • (viii) to an official of the Department of Veterans Affairs solely for the purposes of the administration of the War Veterans Allowance Act, the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act or Part XI of the Civilian War-related Benefits Act,

      • (ix) to an official of a department or agency of the Government of Canada or of a province as to the name, address, telephone number, occupation, size or type of business of a taxpayer, solely for the purpose of enabling that department or agency to obtain statistical data for research and analysis,

      • (x) to an official of the Canada Employment Insurance Commission or the Department of Employment and Social Development, solely for the purpose of the administration or enforcement of the Employment Insurance Act, an employment program of the Government of Canada (including, for greater certainty, any activity relating to a program for temporary foreign workers for which the administration or enforcement is the responsibility of the Minister of Employment and Social Development under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations) or the evaluation or formation of policy for that Act or program,

      • (x.1) to an official of the Department of Employment and Social Development solely for the purpose of the administration or enforcement of a program established under the authority of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act in respect of children who are deceased or missing as a result of an offence, or a probable offence, under the Criminal Code,

      • (xi) to an official of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food or of the government of a province solely for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of a program of the Government of Canada or of the province established under an agreement entered into under the Farm Income Protection Act,

      • (xii) to a member of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board or an official of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada solely for the purposes of administering sections 32 to 33.2 of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act,

      • (xiii) to an official solely for the purposes of setting off against any sum of money that may be due or payable by Her Majesty in right of Canada a debt due to

        • (A) Her Majesty in right of Canada, or

        • (B) Her Majesty in right of a province,

      • (xiv) to an official solely for the purposes of section 7.1 of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements and Federal Post-Secondary Education and Health Contributions Act,

      • (xv) to an official of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada solely for the purpose of enabling the Centre to evaluate the usefulness of information provided by the Centre to the Canada Revenue Agency under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act,

      • (xvi) to a person employed or engaged in the service of an office or agency, of the Government of Canada or of a province, whose mandate includes the provision of assistance (as defined in subsection 125.4(1) or 125.5(1)) in respect of film or video productions or film or video production services, solely for the purpose of the administration or enforcement of the program under which the assistance is offered,

      • (xvii) to an official of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, solely for the purpose of the administration or enforcement of a regulatory function of that Commission, or

      • (xviii) to an official of the Canada Revenue Agency solely for the purpose of the collection of amounts owing to Her Majesty in right of Canada or of a province under the Government Employees Compensation Act, the Canada Labour Code, the Merchant Seamen Compensation Act, the Canada Student Loans Act, the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, the Postal Services Continuation Act, 1997, the Wage Earner Protection Program Act, the Apprentice Loans Act or a law of a province governing the granting of financial assistance to students at the post-secondary school level;

    • (e) provide taxpayer information, or allow the inspection of or access to taxpayer information, as the case may be, under, and solely for the purposes of,

    • (f) provide taxpayer information solely for the purposes of sections 23 to 25 of the Financial Administration Act;

    • (f.1) provide taxpayer information to an official for the purposes of the administration and enforcement of the Charities Registration (Security Information) Act, and where an official has so received taxpayer information, the official may provide that information to another official as permitted by subsection (9.1);

    • (g) use taxpayer information to compile information in a form that does not directly or indirectly reveal the identity of the taxpayer to whom the information relates;

    • (h) use, or provide to any person, taxpayer information solely for a purpose relating to the supervision, evaluation or discipline of an authorized person by Her Majesty in right of Canada in respect of a period during which the authorized person was employed by or engaged by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Canada to assist in the administration or enforcement of this Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Unemployment Insurance Act or the Employment Insurance Act, to the extent that the information is relevant for the purpose;

    • (i) provide access to records of taxpayer information to the Librarian and Archivist of Canada or a person acting on behalf of or under the direction of the Librarian and Archivist, solely for the purposes of section 12 of the Library and Archives of Canada Act, and transfer such records to the care and control of such persons solely for the purposes of section 13 of that Act;

    • (j) use taxpayer information relating to a taxpayer to provide information to the taxpayer;

    • (j.1) provide taxpayer information to an official or a designated person solely for the purpose of permitting the making of an adjustment to a social assistance payment made on the basis of a means, needs or income test if the purpose of the adjustment is to take into account the amount determined for C in subsection 122.61(1) in respect of a person for a taxation year;

    • (j.2) provide information obtained under section 122.62 to an official of the government of a province solely for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of a prescribed law of the province;

    • (k) provide, or allow inspection of or access to, taxpayer information to or by any person otherwise legally entitled to it under an Act of Parliament solely for the purposes for which that person is entitled to the information;

    • (l) subject to subsection (9.2), provide to a representative of a government entity the business number of, the name of (including any trade name or other name used by), and any contact information, corporate information and registration information in respect of, the holder of a business number (other than an excluded individual), if the information is provided solely for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of

      • (i) an Act of Parliament or of a legislature of a province, or

      • (ii) a by-law of a municipality in Canada or a law of an aboriginal government;

    • (m) provide taxpayer information to an official of the government of a province solely for use in the management or administration by that government of a program relating to payments under subsection 164(1.8);

    • (n) provide taxpayer information to any person, solely for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of a law of a province that provides for workers’ compensation benefits;

    • (o) provide taxpayer information to any person solely for the purpose of enabling the Chief Statistician, within the meaning assigned by section 2 of the Statistics Act, to provide to a statistical agency of a province data concerning business activities carried on in the province, where the information is used by the agency solely for research and analysis and the agency is authorized under the law of the province to collect the same or similar information on its own behalf in respect of such activities;

    • (p) provide taxpayer information to a police officer (within the meaning assigned by subsection 462.48(17) of the Criminal Code) solely for the purpose of investigating whether an offence has been committed under the Criminal Code, or the laying of an information or the preferring of an indictment, where

      • (i) such information can reasonably be regarded as being necessary for the purpose of ascertaining the circumstances in which an offence under the Criminal Code may have been committed, or the identity of the person or persons who may have committed an offence, with respect to an official, or with respect to any person related to that official,

      • (ii) the official was or is engaged in the administration or enforcement of this Act, and

      • (iii) the offence can reasonably be considered to be related to that administration or enforcement;

    • (q) provide taxpayer information to an official of the government of a province solely for the use in the management or administration by that government of a program relating to earning supplementation or income support;

    • (r) provide taxpayer information to a person who has  —  under a program administered by the Canada Revenue Agency to obtain information relating to tax non-compli­ance  —  entered into a contract to provide information to the Canada Revenue Agency, to the extent necessary to inform the person of any amount they may be entitled to under the contract and of the status of their claim under the contract;

    • (s) provide taxpayer information, solely for the purpose of ensuring compliance with Part 1 of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, to an official of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, if the information

      • (i) can reasonably be considered to be relevant to a determination of whether a reporting entity (as defined in section 244.1) has complied with a duty or obligation under Part XV.1, and

      • (ii) does not directly or indirectly reveal the identity of a client (as defined in section 244.1); or

    • (t) provide taxpayer information to an official solely for the purpose of enabling the Chief Actuary of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions to conduct actuarial reviews of pension plans established under the Old Age Security Act as required by the Public Pensions Reporting Act.

  • Marginal note:Measures to prevent unauthorized use or disclosure

    (4.1) The person who presides at a legal proceeding relating to the supervision, evaluation or discipline of an authorized person may order such measures as are necessary to ensure that taxpayer information is not used or provided to any person for any purpose not relating to that proceeding, including

    • (a) holding a hearing in camera;

    • (b) banning the publication of the information;

    • (c) concealing the identity of the taxpayer to whom the information relates; and

    • (d) sealing the records of the proceeding.

  • Marginal note:Disclosure to taxpayer or on consent

    (5) An official or other representative of a government entity may provide taxpayer information relating to a taxpayer

    • (a) to the taxpayer; and

    • (b) with the consent of the taxpayer, to any other person.

  • Marginal note:Appeal from order or direction

    (6) An order or direction that is made in the course of or in connection with any legal proceedings and that requires an official, other representative of a government entity or authorized person to give or produce evidence relating to any taxpayer information may, by notice served on all interested parties, be appealed forthwith by the Minister or by the person against whom the order or direction is made to

    • (a) the court of appeal of the province in which the order or direction is made, in the case of an order or direction made by a court or other tribunal established by or pursuant to the laws of the province, whether or not that court or tribunal is exercising a jurisdiction conferred by the laws of Canada; or

    • (b) the Federal Court of Appeal, in the case of an order or direction made by a court or other tribunal established by or pursuant to the laws of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Disposition of appeal

    (7) The court to which an appeal is taken pursuant to subsection 241(6) may allow the appeal and quash the order or direction appealed from or dismiss the appeal, and the rules of practice and procedure from time to time governing appeals to the courts shall apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, to an appeal instituted pursuant to that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Stay of order or direction

    (8) An appeal instituted pursuant to subsection 241(6) shall stay the operation of the order or direction appealed from until judgment is pronounced.

  • Marginal note:Threats to security

    (9) An official may provide to the head, or their delegate, of a recipient Government of Canada institution listed in Schedule 3 to the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act

    • (a) publicly accessible charity information;

    • (b) taxpayer information, if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that the information would be relevant to

      • (i) an investigation of whether the activity of any person may constitute threats to the security of Canada, as defined in section 2 of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, or

      • (ii) an investigation of whether any of the following offences may have been committed:

        • (A) a terrorism offence as defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code, and

        • (B) an offence under section 462.31 of the Criminal Code, if that investigation is related to a terrorism offence as defined in section 2 of that Act; and

    • (c) information setting out the reasonable grounds referred to in paragraph (b), to the extent that any such grounds rely on information referred to in paragraph (a) or (b).

  • Marginal note:Threats to security

    (9.1) Information — other than designated donor information — provided to an official of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as permitted by paragraph (4)(f.1), may be used by such an official, or communicated by such an official to another official of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for use by that other official, for the purpose of

    • (a) investigating whether an offence may have been committed, ascertaining the identity of a person or persons who may have committed an offence, or prosecuting an offence, which offence is

      • (i) described in Part II.1 of the Criminal Code, or

      • (ii) described in section 462.31 of the Criminal Code, if that investigation, ascertainment or prosecution is related to an investigation, ascertainment or prosecution in respect of an offence described in Part II.1 of that Act; or

    • (b) investigating whether the activities of any person may constitute threats to the security of Canada, as defined in section 2 of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act.

  • Marginal note:Restrictions on information sharing

    (9.2) No information may be provided to a representative of a government entity under paragraph (4)(l) in connection with a program, activity or service provided or undertaken by the government entity unless the government entity uses the business number as an identifier in connection with the program, activity or service.

  • Marginal note:Public disclosure

    (9.3) The Minister may, in connection with a program, activity or service provided or undertaken by the Minister, make available to the public the business number of, and the name of (including any trade name or other name used by), the holder of a business number (other than an excluded individual).

  • Marginal note:Public disclosure by representative of government entity

    (9.4) A representative of a government entity may, in connection with a program, activity or service provided or undertaken by the government entity, make available to the public the business number of, and the name of (including any trade name or other name used by), the holder of a business number (other than an excluded individual), if

    • (a) a representative of the government entity was provided with that information pursuant to paragraph (4)(l); and

    • (b) the government entity uses the business number as an identifier in connection with the program, activity or service.

  • Marginal note:Serious offences

    (9.5) An official may provide to a law enforcement officer of an appropriate police organization

    • (a) taxpayer information, if the official has reasonable grounds to believe that the information will afford evidence of an act or omission in or outside of Canada that, if committed in Canada, would be

      • (i) an offence under any of

      • (ii) a terrorism offence or a criminal organization offence, as those terms are defined in section 2 of the Criminal Code, for which the maximum term of imprisonment is 10 years or more, or

      • (iii) an offence

        • (A) that is punishable by a minimum term of imprisonment,

        • (B) for which the maximum term of imprisonment is 14 years or life, or

        • (C) for which the maximum term of imprisonment is 10 years and that

          • (I) resulted in bodily harm,

          • (II) involved the import, export, trafficking or production of drugs, or

          • (III) involved the use of a weapon; and

    • (b) information setting out the reasonable grounds referred to in paragraph (a), to the extent that any such grounds rely on information referred to in that paragraph.

  • Marginal note:Definitions

    (10) In this section

    aboriginal government

    aboriginal government means an aboriginal government as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act; (gouvernement autochtone)

    authorized person

    authorized person means a person who is engaged or employed, or who was formerly engaged or employed, by or on behalf of Her Majesty in right of Canada to assist in carrying out the provisions of this Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Unemployment Insurance Act or the Employment Insurance Act; (personne autorisée)

    business number

    business number[Repealed, 1998, c. 19, s. 236(9)]

    contact information

    contact information, in respect of a holder of a business number, means the name, address, telephone number, facsimile number and preferred language of communication of the holder, or similar information as specified by the Minister in respect of the holder, and includes such information in respect of one or more

    • (a) trustees of the holder, if the holder is a trust,

    • (b) members of the holder, if the holder is a partnership,

    • (c) officers of the holder, if the holder is a corporation, or

    • (d) officers or members of the holder, if the holder is not described by any of paragraphs (a) to (c); (coordonnées)

    corporate information

    corporate information, in respect of a holder of a business number that is a corporation, means the name (including the number assigned by the incorporating authority), date of incorporation, jurisdiction of incorporation and any information on the dissolution, reorganization, amalgamation, winding-up or revival of the corporation; (renseignements d’entreprise)

    court of appeal

    court of appeal has the meaning assigned by the definition court of appeal in section 2 of the Criminal Code; (cour d’appel)

    designated donor information

    designated donor information means information of a charity, or of a person who has at any time made an application for registration as a registered charity, that is directly attributable to a gift that has been made or proposed to be made to the charity or applicant and that is presented in any form that directly or indirectly reveals the identity of the donor or prospective donor, other than a donor or prospective donor who is not resident in Canada and is neither a citizen of Canada nor a person described in subsection 2(3); (renseignements désignés sur les donateurs)

    designated person

    designated person means any person who is employed in the service of, who occupies a position of responsibility in the service of, or who is engaged by or on behalf of,

    • (a) a municipality in Canada, or

    • (b) a public body performing a function of government in Canada,

    or any person who was formerly so employed, who formerly occupied such a position or who was formerly so engaged; (personne déterminée)

    designated taxpayer information

    designated taxpayer information[Repealed, 2015, c. 20, s. 6]

    excluded individual

    excluded individual means an individual who is a holder of a business number solely because the individual is required under this Act to deduct or withhold an amount from an amount paid or credited or deemed to be paid or credited; (particulier exclu)

    government entity

    government entity means

    • (a) a department or agency of the government of Canada or of a province,

    • (b) a municipality in Canada,

    • (c) an aboriginal government,

    • (d) a corporation all of the shares (except directors’ qualifying shares) of the capital stock of which are owned by one or more persons each of which is

      • (i) Her Majesty in right of Canada,

      • (ii) Her Majesty in right of a province,

      • (iii) a municipality in Canada, or

      • (iv) a corporation described in this paragraph, or

    • (e) a board or commission, established by Her Majesty in right of Canada or Her Majesty in right of a province, that performs an administrative or regulatory function of government, or by one or more municipalities in Canada, that performs an administrative or regulatory function of a municipality; (entité gouvernementale)

    official

    official means any person who is employed in the service of, who occupies a position of responsibility in the service of, or who is engaged by or on behalf of,

    or any person who was formerly so employed, who formerly occupied such a position or who was formerly so engaged and, for the purposes of subsection 239(2.21), subsections 241(1) and 241(2), the portion of subsection 241(4) before paragraph (a), and subsections 241(5) and 241(6), includes a designated person; (fonctionnaire)

    publicly accessible charity information

    publicly accessible charity information means taxpayer information that is

    • (a) described in subsection (3.2), or that would be described in that subsection if the words “that was at any time a registered charity” were read as “that has at any time made an application for registration as a registered charity”,

    • (b) information — other than designated donor information — submitted to the Minister with, or required to be contained in, any public information return filed or required to be filed under subsection 149.1(14), or

    • (c) information prepared from information referred to in paragraph (a) or (b); (renseignement d’organismes de bienfaisance accessible au public)

    registration information

    registration information, in respect of a holder of a business number, means

    • (a) any information pertaining to the legal form of the holder,

    • (b) the type of activities carried on or proposed to be carried on by the holder,

    • (c) each date on which

      • (i) the business number was issued to the holder,

      • (ii) the holder began activities,

      • (iii) the holder ceased or resumed activities, or

      • (iv) the business number assigned to the holder was changed, and

    • (d) the reasons for the cessation, resumption or change referred to in subparagraph (c)(iii) or (iv); (renseignements relatifs à l’inscription)

    representative

    representative of a government entity means a person who is employed in the service of, who occupies a position of responsibility in the service of, or who is engaged by or on behalf of, a government entity, and includes, for the purposes of subsections (1), (2), (5) and (6), a person who was formerly so employed, who formerly occupied such a position or who formerly was so engaged; (représentant)

    taxpayer information

    taxpayer information means information of any kind and in any form relating to one or more taxpayers that is

    • (a) obtained by or on behalf of the Minister for the purposes of this Act, or

    • (b) prepared from information referred to in paragraph (a),

    but does not include information that does not directly or indirectly reveal the identity of the taxpayer to whom it relates and, for the purposes of applying subsections (2), (5) and (6) to a representative of a government entity that is not an official, taxpayer information includes only the information referred to in paragraph (4)(l). (renseignement confidentiel)

  • Marginal note:References to “this Act”

    (11) The references in subsections (1), (3), (4) and (10) to “this Act” shall be read as references to “this Act or the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act”.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. R.S., 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp.), s. 241;
  • 1994, c. 7, Sch. II, s. 190, Sch. IV, s. 16, Sch. VIII, s. 137, c. 38, s. 26, c. 41, s. 38;
  • 1995, c. 3, s. 51, c. 11, s. 45, c. 38, s. 5;
  • 1996, c. 11, s. 63, c. 21, s. 59, c. 23, s. 187, 189;
  • 1997, c. 25, s. 70;
  • 1998, c. 19, ss. 65, 236, c. 21, ss. 75, 97, 120;
  • 1999, c. 10, s. 45, c. 26, s. 41;
  • 2001, c. 17, s. 186, c. 41, s. 118;
  • 2004, c. 11, s. 32, c. 26, s. 22;
  • 2005, c. 19, s. 51, c. 21, s. 103, c. 34, s. 71, c. 49, s. 6;
  • 2006, c. 4, s. 179, c. 12, s. 45;
  • 2007, c. 35, ss. 64, 122;
  • 2009, c. 2, s. 75;
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 21;
  • 2011, c. 24, s. 71;
  • 2012, c. 19, ss. 302, 692, c. 27, ss. 29, 36, c. 31, s. 53;
  • 2013, c. 34, s. 357, c. 40, ss. 87, 231;
  • 2014, c. 13, s. 115, c. 20, ss. 28, 458, c. 39, s. 70;
  • 2015, c. 20, s. 6;
  • 2016, c. 7, s. 47.
 
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