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

Act current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-08-01. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Joint and several liability — registered disability savings plan
  •  (1) Where, in computing income for a taxation year, a taxpayer is required to include an amount in respect of a disability assistance payment (as defined in subsection 146.4(1)) that is deemed by subsection 146.4(10) to have been made at any particular time from a registered disability savings plan, the taxpayer and each holder (as defined in subsection 146.4(1)) of the plan immediately after the particular time are jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable to pay the part of the taxpayer’s tax under this Part for that taxation year 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 disability assistance payment were deemed by subsection 146.4(10) to have been paid from the plan at the particular time.
  • Marginal note:No limitation on liability

    (2) Subsection (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 any holder referred to in that subsection for the interest that the holder is liable to pay under this Act on an assessment in respect of the amount that the holder is liable to pay because of that subsection.

  • Marginal note:Rules applicable — registered disability savings plans

    (3) Where a holder (as defined in subsection 146.4(1)) of a registered disability savings plan has, because of subsection (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 holder on account of the holder’s liability shall to the extent of the payment discharge the holder’s liability, but

    • (b) a payment by the taxpayer on account of the taxpayer’s liability only discharges the holder’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 holder was, by subsection (1), made liable.

  • Marginal note:Assessment

    (4) 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.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. 2007, c. 35, s. 118.
Marginal note:Liability in respect of amounts received out of or under RCA trust
  •  (1) If an amount required to be included in the income of a taxpayer because of paragraph 56(1)(x) is received by a person with whom the taxpayer is not dealing at arm’s length, that person is jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable with the taxpayer to pay a part of the taxpayer’s tax under this Part for the taxation year in which the amount is received equal to the amount by which the taxpayer’s tax for the year exceeds the amount that would be the taxpayer’s tax for the year if the amount had not been received, but nothing in this subsection limits the liability of the taxpayer under any other provision of this Act or of the person for the interest that the person is liable to pay under this Act on an assessment in respect of the amount that the person is liable to pay because of this subsection.

  • Marginal note:Assessment

    (2) The Minister may at any time assess a person 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

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

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

    • (b) a payment by the taxpayer on account of the taxpayer’s liability discharges the other person’s liability only 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 other person was, by subsection (1), made jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. R.S., 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp.), s. 160.3;
  • 2013, c. 34, ss. 144, 316.