Income Tax Act

Version of section 43.1 from 2011-12-15 to 2011-12-31:

Marginal note:Life estates in real property
  •  (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, if at any time a taxpayer disposes of a remainder interest in real property (except as a result of a transaction to which subsection 73(3) would otherwise apply or by way of a gift to a donee described in the definition total charitable gifts, total Crown gifts or total ecological gifts in subsection 118.1(1)) to a person or partnership and retains a life estate or an estate pur autre vie (in this section referred to as the “life estate”) in the property, the taxpayer is deemed

    • (a) to have disposed at that time of the life estate in the property for proceeds of disposition equal to its fair market value at that time; and

    • (b) to have reacquired the life estate immediately after that time at a cost equal to the proceeds of disposition referred to in paragraph 43.1(1)(a).

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (2) Where, as a result of an individual’s death, a life estate to which subsection 43.1(1) applied is terminated,

    • (a) the holder of the life estate immediately before the death shall be deemed to have disposed of the life estate immediately before the death for proceeds of disposition equal to the adjusted cost base to that person of the life estate immediately before the death; and

    • (b) where a person who is the holder of the remainder interest in the real property immediately before the death was not dealing at arm’s length with the holder of the life estate, there shall, after the death, be added in computing the adjusted cost base to that person of the real property an amount equal to the lesser of

      • (i) the adjusted cost base of the life estate in the property immediately before the death, and

      • (ii) the amount, if any, by which the fair market value of the real property immediately after the death exceeds the adjusted cost base to that person of the remainder interest immediately before the death.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. 1994, c. 6, Sch. VIII, s. 13;
  • 1994, c. 21, s. 16;
  • 2011, c. 24, s. 6.
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