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

Act current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-06-27. Previous Versions

Ceasing to carry on business

Marginal note:Sale of accounts receivable
  •  (1) Where a person who has been carrying on a business has, in a taxation year, sold all or substantially all the property used in carrying on the business, including the debts that have been or will be included in computing the person’s income for that year or a previous year and that are still outstanding, and including the debts arising from loans made in the ordinary course of the person’s business if part of the person’s ordinary business was the lending of money and that are still outstanding, to a purchaser who proposes to continue the business which the vendor has been carrying on, if the vendor and the purchaser have executed jointly an election in prescribed form to have this section apply, the following rules are applicable:

    • (a) there may be deducted in computing the vendor’s income for the taxation year an amount equal to the difference between the face value of the debts so sold (other than debts in respect of which the vendor has made deductions under paragraph 20(1)(p)), and the consideration paid by the purchaser to the vendor for the debts so sold;

    • (b) an amount equal to the difference described in paragraph 22(1)(a) shall be included in computing the purchaser’s income for the taxation year;

    • (c) the debts so sold shall be deemed, for the purposes of paragraphs 20(1)(l) and 20(1)(p), to have been included in computing the purchaser’s income for the taxation year or a previous year but no deduction may be made by the purchaser under paragraph 20(1)(p) in respect of a debt in respect of which the vendor has previously made a deduction; and

    • (d) each amount deducted by the vendor in computing income for a previous year under paragraph 20(1)(p) in respect of any of the debts so sold shall be deemed, for the purpose of paragraph 12(1)(i), to have been so deducted by the purchaser.

  • Marginal note:Statement by vendor and purchaser

    (2) An election executed for the purposes of subsection 22(1) shall contain a statement by the vendor and the purchaser jointly as to the consideration paid for the debts sold by the vendor to the purchaser and that statement shall, subject to subsection 69(1), as against the Minister, be binding on the vendor and the purchaser in so far as it may be relevant in respect of any matter arising under this Act.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. 1970-71-72, c. 63, s. 1“22”;
  • 1974-75-76, c. 26, s. 10.
Marginal note:Sale of inventory
  •  (1) Where, on or after disposing of or ceasing to carry on a business or a part of a business, a taxpayer has sold all or any part of the property that was included in the inventory of the business, the property so sold shall, for the purposes of this Part, be deemed to have been sold by the taxpayer in the course of carrying on the business.

  • Marginal note:Reference to property in inventory

    (3) A reference in this section to property that was included in the inventory of a business shall be deemed to include a reference to property that would have been so included if the income from the business had not been computed in accordance with the method authorized by subsection 28(1) or paragraph 34(a).

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. 1970-71-72, c. 63, s. 1“23”;
  • 1974-75-76, c. 26, s. 11;
  • 1985, c. 45, s. 13.