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

Act current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-06-27. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Joint and several liability in respect of amounts received out of or under RRSP
  •  (1) Where

    • (a) an amount is received out of or under a registered retirement savings plan by a taxpayer other than an annuitant (within the meaning assigned by subsection 146(1)) under the plan, and

    • (b) that amount or part thereof would, but for paragraph (a) of the definition “benefit” in subsection 146(1), be received by the taxpayer as a benefit (within the meaning assigned by that definition),

    the taxpayer and the last annuitant under the plan are jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable to pay a part of the annuitant’s tax under this Part for the year of the annuitant’s death equal to that proportion of the amount by which the annuitant’s tax for the year is greater than it would have been if it were not for the operation of subsection 146(8.8) that the total of all amounts each of which is an amount determined under paragraph (b) in respect of the taxpayer is of the amount included in computing the annuitant’s income because of that subsection, but nothing in this subsection limits the liability of the annuitant under any other provision of this Act or of the taxpayer for the interest that the taxpayer is liable to pay under this Act on an assessment in respect of the amount that the taxpayer is liable to pay because of this subsection.

  • Marginal note:Joint and several liability in respect of amounts received out of or under RRIF

    (2) Where

    • (a) an amount is received out of or under a registered retirement income fund by a taxpayer other than an annuitant (within the meaning assigned by subsection 146.3(1)) under the fund, and

    • (b) that amount or part thereof would, but for paragraph 146.3(5)(a), be included in computing the taxpayer’s income for the year of receipt pursuant to subsection 146.3(5),

    the taxpayer and the annuitant are jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable to pay a part of the annuitant’s tax under this Part for the year of the annuitant’s death equal to that proportion of the amount by which the annuitant’s tax for the year is greater than it would have been if it were not for the operation of subsection 146.3(6) that the amount determined under paragraph (b) is of the amount included in computing the annuitant’s income because of that subsection, but nothing in this subsection limits the liability of the annuitant under any other provision of this Act or of the taxpayer for the interest that the taxpayer is liable to pay under this Act on an assessment in respect of the amount that the taxpayer is liable to pay because of this subsection.

  • Marginal note:Joint and several liability in respect of a qualifying trust annuity

    (2.1) If a taxpayer is deemed by section 75.2 to have received at any time an amount out of or under an annuity that is a qualifying trust annuity with respect to the taxpayer, the taxpayer, the annuitant under the annuity and the policyholder are jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable to pay the part of the taxpayer’s tax under this Part for the taxation year of the taxpayer that includes that time that is equal to the amount, if any, determined by the formula

    A – B

    where

    A 
    is the amount of the taxpayer’s tax under this Part for that taxation year; and
    B 
    is the amount that would be the taxpayer’s tax under this Part for that taxation year if no amount were deemed by section 75.2 to have been received by the taxpayer out of or under the annuity in that taxation year.
  • Marginal note:No limitation on liability

    (2.2) Subsection (2.1) limits neither

    • (a) the liability of the taxpayer referred to in that subsection under any other provision of this Act; nor

    • (b) the liability of an annuitant or policyholder referred to in that subsection for the interest that the annuitant or policyholder is liable to pay under this Act on an assessment in respect of the amount that the annuitant or policyholder is liable to pay because of that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Assessment

    (3) The Minister may at any time assess a taxpayer in respect of any amount payable because of this section, and the provisions of this Division (including, for greater certainty, the provisions in respect of interest payable) apply, with any modifications that the circumstances require, in respect of an assessment made under this section as though it had been made under section 152 in respect of taxes payable under this Part.

  • Marginal note:Rules applicable

    (4) If a taxpayer and an annuitant have, by virtue of subsection (1) or (2), become jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable in respect of part or all of a liability of the annuitant under this Act, the following rules apply:

    • (a) a payment by the taxpayer on account of the taxpayer’s liability shall to the extent thereof discharge their liability; but

    • (b) a payment by the annuitant on account of the annuitant’s liability discharges the taxpayer’s liability only to the extent that the payment operates to reduce the annuitant’s liability to an amount less than the amount in respect of which the taxpayer was, by subsection (1) or (2), as the case may be, made jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable.

  • Marginal note:Rules applicable — qualifying trust annuity

    (5) If an annuitant or policyholder has, because of subsection (2.1), become jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable with a taxpayer in respect of part or all of a liability of the taxpayer under this Act, the following rules apply:

    • (a) a payment by the annuitant on account of the annuitant’s liability, or by the policyholder on account of the policyholder’s liability, shall to the extent of the payment discharge their liability, but

    • (b) a payment by the taxpayer on account of the taxpayer’s liability only discharges the annuitant’s and the policyholder’s liability to the extent that the payment operates to reduce the taxpayer’s liability to an amount less than the amount in respect of which the annuitant and the policyholder were, by subsection (2.1), made liable.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. R.S., 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp.), s. 160.2;
  • 2013, c. 34, ss. 143, 315.