Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F-8)

Act current to 2017-11-20 and last amended on 2016-06-22. Previous Versions

PART IIIAdministration Agreements

Marginal note:Administration agreement
  •  (1) The Minister or the Minister of National Revenue, with the approval of the Governor in Council, may on behalf of the Government of Canada enter into an administration agreement with the government of a province or an aboriginal government.

  • Marginal note:Restriction

    (1.1) An administration agreement referred to in paragraph (b) of the definition administration agreement in subsection 2(1) can only be entered into if the government of the province that is to administer and enforce the First Nation law also administers and enforces Part IX of the Excise Tax Act under an administration agreement referred to in paragraph (a) of that definition.

  • Marginal note:Amending agreement

    (2) The Minister or the Minister of National Revenue, with the approval of the Governor in Council, may on behalf of the Government of Canada enter into an agreement amending the terms and conditions of an administration agreement.

  • Marginal note:Amending agreement — exception to general rule

    (2.1) Subsection (2) does not apply to an amendment made to an administration agreement if the agreement authorizes the Minister or the Minister of National Revenue to make the amendment and the amendment does not fundamentally alter the terms and conditions of the agreement.

  • Marginal note:Confirmation of past amendments

    (2.2) Amendments that were made to an administration agreement before the day on which the Technical Tax Amendments Act, 2012 received royal assent and that, if subsection (2.1) had been in force on the date those amendments were made, would have been authorized under that subsection are, for greater certainty, ratified and confirmed and all actions taken and payments made as a result of those amendments are ratified and confirmed.

  • Marginal note:Application of provincial laws

    (3) Where an Act of the legislature of a province in respect of which an administration agreement has been entered into and that imposes a tax contains provisions requiring every person making a payment of a specified kind to another person to deduct or withhold therefrom an amount, and to remit that amount on account of the tax, effect may be given to those provisions in relation to persons to whom those payments are made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund or by an agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada.

  • Marginal note:Depositing payments

    (4) A government that is a party to an administration agreement in respect of an Act may, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement and, if the Act is the Act of the legislature of a province, subject to the law of the province, deposit to an account under its control any form of payment, including a cheque or money order, received in the course of administering and enforcing the Act, that is payable to the government that is the other party to the administration agreement.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-8, s. 7;
  • 1992, c. 10, s. 4;
  • 1998, c. 21, s. 77;
  • 2013, c. 34, s. 418.
Marginal note:Set-offs — provincial Act
  •  (1) Where the Government of Canada has entered into an administration agreement in respect of an Act of the legislature of a province, the federal Minister who, pursuant to the administration agreement, is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Act may, subject to the law of the province and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement, apply any amount that is payable to a person under that Act, for the purpose of reducing the amount that is, or may become, payable by that person under any Act of the legislature of the province or any Act of Parliament.

  • Marginal note:Set-offs — federal Act

    (2) Where the government of a province has entered into an administration agreement in respect of an Act of Parliament, the provincial Minister who, pursuant to the administration agreement, is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Act may, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement, apply any amount that is payable to a person under that Act, for the purpose of reducing the amount that is, or may become, payable by that person under any Act of the legislature of the province that imposes a tax or any Act of Parliament.

  • 1992, c. 10, s. 4.
Marginal note:Assignment of amount owed

 Subject to section 7.1, where an amount is owed by a government to a person under an Act in respect of which an administration agreement has been entered into, that person may direct that the amount be applied, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the administration agreement, against any amount that is payable by that person under

  • (a) an Act of Parliament, if the money is owed by the government under an Act of the legislature of the province; or

  • (b) an Act of the legislature of the province, if the money is owed by the government under an Act of Parliament.

  • 1992, c. 10, s. 4.
Marginal note:Payments

 Notwithstanding any other Act of Parliament, any amount that is payable by a person under an Act of Parliament in respect of which an administration agreement has been entered into may be remitted by that person to the government of the province that is a party to the administration agreement.

  • 1992, c. 10, s. 4.
Marginal note:Payments — First Nation law

 If an administration agreement has been entered into in respect of a First Nation law, any amount that is payable by a person under the First Nation law shall, despite the First Nation law or any Act of Parliament, be remitted by that person to the government of the province that is a party to the administration agreement.

  • 2013, c. 34, s. 419.
Marginal note:Net remittance — province
  •  (1) Notwithstanding any other enactment, where an administration agreement has been entered into in respect of an Act of Parliament, the government of the province that is a party to the administration agreement may reduce the remittance to Canada of any amount it has collected on behalf of Canada pursuant to the administration agreement by any amount it has paid to a person on behalf of Canada, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the administration agreement.

  • Marginal note:Net remittance — Canada

    (2) Notwithstanding any other enactment, where an administration agreement has been entered into in respect of an Act of the legislature of a province, the Government of Canada may, subject to the law of the province, reduce the remittance to the province of any amount it has collected on behalf of the province pursuant to the administration agreement by any amount it has paid to a person on behalf of the province, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the administration agreement.

  • 1992, c. 10, s. 4.
Marginal note:Net remittance — First Nation law

 Despite any other enactment, if an administration agreement has been entered into in respect of a First Nation law, the government of the province that is a party to the administration agreement may, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the administration agreement, reduce the remittance to the Government of Canada of any amount it has collected on account of the tax imposed under the First Nation law by any amount it has paid to a person under that law.

  • 2013, c. 34, s. 420.
Marginal note:Advance payments under agreements

 Where the government of a province or an aboriginal government has entered into an administration agreement, the Minister, in accordance with the regulations, may make advance payments to the province or the aboriginal government out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund on account of any amount that may become payable to the province or the aboriginal government pursuant to the administration agreement.

  • R.S., 1985, c. F-8, s. 8;
  • 1992, c. 10, s. 4;
  • 1998, c. 21, s. 78.
Marginal note:Payment out of C.R.F.
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where an administration agreement has been entered into in respect of an Act of the legislature of a province or in respect of legislation made by an aboriginal government, payments may be made to a person out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund on account of any amount that is payable to that person under that Act or legislation, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the administration agreement.

  • Marginal note:Advances from the C.R.F.

    (2) Where no amount is held on behalf of the province or aboriginal government from which a payment under subsection (1) may be made, or the amount of the payment exceeds the amount so held, payment pursuant to subsection (1) may be made as a recoverable advance from the Consolidated Revenue Fund if the repayment of the amount or the excess by the government of the province or the aboriginal government is provided for in the administration agreement.

  • 1992, c. 10, s. 4;
  • 1998, c. 21, s. 79.

PART III.1Sales Tax Harmonization Agreements

Marginal note:Definition of sales taxes
  •  (1) In this Part, sales taxes means the taxes imposed under Part IX of the Excise Tax Act and taxes levied under Acts of the legislature of a province in respect of supplies of property or services.

  • Marginal note:Meanings in Part IX to apply

    (2) In this Part, property, service and supply have the meanings assigned by subsection 123(1) of the Excise Tax Act.

  • 1997, c. 10, s. 262.
Marginal note:Sales tax harmonization agreement
  •  (1) The Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, may on behalf of the Government of Canada enter into an agreement or arrangement with the government of a province respecting sales taxes and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, respecting

    • (a) the integration of sales taxes applicable in the province into taxes collected, administered and enforced under a single Act of Parliament;

    • (b) the collection of taxes applicable in the province, whether imposed under an Act of Parliament or levied under an Act of the legislature of the province, and the administration and enforcement of the Acts imposing the taxes;

    • (c) the provision to the Government of Canada by the government of the province, or to the government of the province by the Government of Canada, of information acquired in the administration and enforcement of Acts imposing taxes, Acts relating to the disclosure, displaying or advertisement of prices for property or services and Acts providing for rebates, refunds or reimbursements of sales taxes, paid or payable, or of amounts paid or payable as or on account of sales taxes, in respect of the supply, bringing into the province or importation of certain property or services;

    • (d) the accounting for taxes collected in accordance with the agreement;

    • (e) the implementation of the system of integration of the sales taxes contemplated under the agreement and the transition from the system of taxation administered before the agreement to the system of taxation contemplated under the agreement;

    • (f) payments, and the eligibility for payments, by the Government of Canada to the government of the province in respect of the revenues from, and the transitional costs incurred in converting to, the system of taxation contemplated under the agreement and to which the province is entitled under the agreement, the time when such payments will be made, and the remittance by the government of the province to the Government of Canada of any overpayments by the Government of Canada or the right of the Government of Canada to set off any overpayments against other amounts payable by the Government of Canada to the government of the province, whether under the agreement or any other agreement or arrangement or any Act of Parliament;

    • (g) the payment by the Government of Canada and its agents and subservient bodies, and by the government of the province and its agents and subservient bodies, of the sales taxes payable under the system of taxation contemplated under the agreement and the accounting for the sales taxes so paid;

    • (h) the compliance by the Government of Canada and its agents and subservient bodies, and by the government of the province and its agents and subservient bodies, with the Act of Parliament under which the system of taxation is administered and regulations made under that Act;

    • (i) the enactment, administration and enforcement of laws respecting the disclosure, display and advertisement of the prices for property and services in respect of the supply of which sales taxes are payable under the system of taxation contemplated under the agreement;

    • (j) the administration and enforcement of Acts of Parliament or the legislature of the province respecting the rebate, refund or reimbursement of sales taxes paid in respect of the supply, bringing into the province or importation of certain property or services; and

    • (k) other matters that relate to, and that are considered advisable for the purposes of implementing or administering, the system of taxation contemplated under the agreement.

  • Marginal note:Amending agreements

    (2) The Minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, may on behalf of the Government of Canada enter into an agreement with the government of a province amending or varying an agreement or arrangement with the province entered into under subsection (1) or this subsection or ratified and confirmed under section 8.7.

  • 1997, c. 10, s. 262.
 
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