Income Tax Act
Marginal note:Seizure of goods, chattels or movable property
225 (1) If a person has failed to pay an amount as required by this Act, the Minister may give 30 days notice to the person by registered mail addressed to the person’s latest known address of the Minister’s intention to direct that the person’s goods and chattels, or movable property, be seized and sold, and, if the person fails to make the payment before the expiration of the 30 days, the Minister may issue a certificate of the failure and direct that the person’s goods and chattels, or movable property, be seized.
Marginal note:Sale of seized property
(2) Property seized under this section shall be kept for 10 days at the cost and charges of the owner and, if the owner does not pay the amount owing together with the costs and charges within the 10 days, the property seized shall be sold by public auction.
Marginal note:Notice of sale
(3) Except in the case of perishable goods, notice of the sale setting out the time and place thereof, together with a general description of the property to be sold shall, a reasonable time before the goods are sold, be published at least once in one or more newspapers of general local circulation.
Marginal note:Surplus returned to owner
(4) Any surplus resulting from the sale after deduction of the amount owing and all costs and charges shall be paid or returned to the owner of the property seized.
Marginal note:Exemptions from seizure
(5) Goods and chattels, or movable property, of any person in default that would be exempt from seizure under a writ of execution issued out of a superior court of the province in which the seizure is made are exempt from seizure under this section.
- NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
- see relevant amending Acts. R.S., 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp.), s. 225;
- 2013, c. 34, s. 163.
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