Income Tax Act

Version of section 160.1 from 2013-06-26 to 2017-11-20:

Marginal note:Where excess refunded
  •  (1) Where at any time the Minister determines that an amount has been refunded to a taxpayer for a taxation year in excess of the amount to which the taxpayer was entitled as a refund under this Act, the following rules apply:

    • (a) the excess shall be deemed to be an amount that became payable by the taxpayer on the day on which the amount was refunded; and

    • (b) the taxpayer shall pay to the Receiver General interest at the prescribed rate on the excess (other than any portion thereof that can reasonably be considered to arise as a consequence of the operation of section 122.5 or 122.61) from the day it became payable to the date of payment.

  • Marginal note:Liability for refund by reason of s. 122.5

    (1.1) If a person is a qualified relation of an individual (within the meaning assigned by subsection 122.5(1)), in relation to one or more months specified for a taxation year, the person and the individual are jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable to pay the lesser of

    • (a) any excess described in subsection (1) that was refunded in respect of the taxation year to, or applied to a liability of, the individual as a consequence of the operation of section 122.5, and

    • (b) the total of the amounts deemed by subsection 122.5(3) to have been paid by the individual during those specified months.

  • Marginal note:Liability under other provisions

    (2) Subsection (1.1) does not limit a person’s liability under any other provision of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Liability for refunds by reason of section 122.61

    (2.1) If a person was a cohabiting spouse or common-law partner (within the meaning assigned by section 122.6) of an individual at the end of a taxation year, the person and the individual are jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable to pay any excess described in subsection (1) that was refunded in respect of the year to, or applied to a liability of, the individual as a consequence of the operation of section 122.61 if the person was the individual’s cohabiting spouse or common-law partner at the time the excess was refunded, but nothing in this subsection is deemed to limit the liability of any person under any other provision of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Liability for excess refunds under section 126.1 to partners

    (2.2) Every taxpayer who, on the day on which an amount has been refunded to, or applied to the liability of, a member of a partnership as a consequence of the operation of subsection 126.1(7) or (13) in excess of the amount to which the member was so entitled, is a member of that partnership is jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable with each other taxpayer who on that day is a member of the partnership to pay the excess and to pay interest on the excess, but nothing in this subsection is deemed to limit the liability of any person under any other provision of this Act.

  • Marginal note:Assessment

    (3) The Minister may at any time assess a taxpayer in respect of any amount payable by the taxpayer because of subsection (1) or (1.1) or for which the taxpayer is liable because of subsection (2.1) or (2.2), 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 were made under section 152 in respect of taxes payable under this Part, except that no interest is payable on an amount assessed in respect of an excess referred to in subsection (1) that can reasonably be considered to arise as a consequence of the operation of section 122.5 or 122.61.

  • Marginal note:Where amount applied to liability

    (4) Where an amount is applied to a liability of a taxpayer to Her Majesty in right of Canada in excess of the amount to which the taxpayer is entitled as a refund under this Act, this section applies as though that amount had been refunded to the taxpayer on the day it was so applied.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. R.S., 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp.), s. 160.1;
  • 1994, c. 7, Sch. II, s. 132, Sch. VII, s. 16, c. 8, s. 25;
  • 2000, c. 12, s. 142;
  • 2002, c. 9, s. 43;
  • 2013, c. 34, ss. 142(E), 314.
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