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

Act current to 2015-08-30 and last amended on 2015-08-01. Previous Versions

Registered Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plans

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this section,

    “registered supplementary unemployment benefit plan”

    « régime enregistré de prestations supplémentaires de chômage »

    “registered supplementary unemployment benefit plan” means a supplementary unemployment benefit plan accepted by the Minister for registration for the purposes of this Act in respect of its constitution and operations for the taxation year under consideration;

    “supplementary unemployment benefit plan”

    « régime de prestations supplémentaires de chômage »

    “supplementary unemployment benefit plan” means an arrangement, other than an arrangement in the nature of a superannuation or pension fund or plan or an employees profit sharing plan, under which payments are made by an employer to a trustee in trust exclusively for the payment of periodic amounts to employees or former employees of the employer who are or may be laid off for any temporary or indefinite period.

  • Marginal note:No tax while trust governed by plan

    (2) No tax is payable under this Part by a trust on the taxable income of the trust for a period during which the trust was governed by a registered supplementary unemployment benefit plan.

  • Marginal note:Amounts received taxable

    (3) There shall be included in computing the income of a taxpayer for a taxation year each amount received by the taxpayer under a supplementary unemployment benefit plan from the trustee under the plan at any time in the year.

  • Marginal note:Amounts received on amendment or winding-up of plan

    (4) There shall be included in computing the income for a taxation year of a taxpayer who, as an employer, has made any payment to a trustee under a supplementary unemployment benefit plan, any amount received by the taxpayer in the year as a result of an amendment to or modification of the plan or as a result of the termination or winding-up of the plan.

  • Marginal note:Payments by employer deductible

    (5) An amount paid by an employer to a trustee under a registered supplementary unemployment benefit plan during a taxation year or within 30 days thereafter may be deducted in computing the employer’s income for the taxation year to the extent that it was not deductible in computing income for a previous taxation year.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. 1970-71-72, c. 63, s. 1 “145”;
  • 1977-78, c. 1, s. 101(F).

Registered Retirement Savings Plans

Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) In this section,

    “annuitant”

    « rentier »

    “annuitant” means

    • (a) until such time after maturity of the plan as an individual’s spouse or common-law partner becomes entitled, as a consequence of the individual’s death, to receive benefits to be paid out of or under the plan, the individual referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition “retirement savings plan” in this subsection for whom, under a retirement savings plan, a retirement income is to be provided, and

    • (b) thereafter, the spouse or common-law partner referred to in paragraph (a);

    “benefit”

    « prestation »

    “benefit” includes any amount received out of or under a retirement savings plan other than

    • (a) the portion thereof received by a person other than the annuitant that can reasonably be regarded as part of the amount included in computing the income of an annuitant by virtue of subsections 146(8.8) and 146(8.9),

    • (b) an amount received by the person with whom the annuitant has the contract or arrangement described in the definition “retirement savings plan” in this subsection as a premium under the plan,

    • (b.1) an amount in respect of which the annuitant pays a tax under Part XI.01, unless the tax is waived, cancelled or refunded,

    • (c) an amount, or part thereof, received in respect of the income of the trust under the plan for a taxation year for which the trust was not exempt from tax by virtue of paragraph 146(4)(c), and

    • (c.1) a tax-paid amount described in paragraph (b) of the definition “tax-paid amount” in this subsection that relates to interest or another amount included in computing income otherwise than because of this section

    and without restricting the generality of the foregoing includes any amount paid to an annuitant under the plan

    • (d) in accordance with the terms of the plan,

    • (e) resulting from an amendment to or modification of the plan, or

    • (f) resulting from the termination of the plan;

    “earned income”

    « revenu gagné »

    “earned income” of a taxpayer for a taxation year means the amount, if any, by which the total of all amounts each of which is

    • (a) the taxpayer’s income (other than an amount described in paragraph 12(1)(z)) for a period in the year throughout which the taxpayer was resident in Canada from

      • (i) an office or employment, determined without reference to paragraphs 8(1)(c), 8(1)(m) and 8(1)(m.2),

      • (ii) a business carried on by the taxpayer either alone or as a partner actively engaged in the business, or

      • (iii) property, where the income is derived from the rental of real or immovable property or from royalties in respect of a work or invention of which the taxpayer was the author or inventor,

    • (b) an amount included under paragraph 56(1)(b), (c.2), (g) or (o) or subparagraph 56(1)(r)(v) in computing the taxpayer’s income for a period in the year throughout which the taxpayer was resident in Canada,

    • (b.1) an amount received by the taxpayer in the year and at a time when the taxpayer is resident in Canada as, on account of, in lieu of payment of or in satisfaction of, a disability pension under the Canada Pension Plan or a provincial pension plan as defined in section 3 of that Act,

    • (b.2) the taxpayer’s qualifying performance income (as defined in subsection 143.1(1)) that is deemed by paragraph 143.1(1.2)(c) to be income of an amateur athlete trust for the year,

    • (c) the taxpayer’s income (other than an amount described in paragraph 12(1)(z)) for a period in the year throughout which the taxpayer was not resident in Canada from

      • (i) the duties of an office or employment performed by the taxpayer in Canada, determined without reference to paragraphs 8(1)(c), 8(1)(m) and 8(1)(m.2), or

      • (ii) a business carried on by the taxpayer in Canada, either alone or as a partner actively engaged in the business

      except to the extent that the income is exempt from income tax in Canada by reason of a provision contained in a tax convention or agreement with another country that has the force of law in Canada, or

    • (d) in the case of a taxpayer described in subsection 115(2), the total that would be determined under paragraph 115(2)(e) in respect of the taxpayer for the year if

      • (i) that paragraph were read without reference to subparagraph 115(2)(e)(iv), and

      • (ii) subparagraph 115(2)(e)(ii) were read without any reference therein to paragraph 56(1)(n),

      except any part thereof included in the total determined under this definition by reason of paragraph (c) or exempt from income tax in Canada by reason of a provision contained in a tax convention or agreement with another country that has the force of law in Canada,

    exceeds the total of all amounts each of which is

    • (e) the taxpayer’s loss for a period in the year throughout which the taxpayer was resident in Canada from

      • (i) a business carried on by the taxpayer, either alone or as a partner actively engaged in the business, or

      • (ii) property, where the loss is sustained from the rental of real or immovable property,

    • (f) an amount deductible under paragraph 60(b), or deducted under paragraph 60(c.2), in computing the taxpayer’s income for the year,

    • (g) the taxpayer’s loss for a period in the year throughout which the taxpayer was not resident in Canada from a business carried on by the taxpayer in Canada, either alone or as a partner actively engaged in the business, or

    • (h) the portion of an amount included under subparagraph (a)(ii) or (c)(ii) in determining the taxpayer’s earned income for the year because of paragraph 14(1)(b)

    and, for the purposes of this definition, the income or loss of a taxpayer for any period in a taxation year is the taxpayer’s income or loss computed as though that period were the whole taxation year;

    “issuer”

    « émetteur »

    “issuer” means the person referred to in the definition “retirement savings plan” in this subsection with whom an annuitant has a contract or arrangement that is a retirement savings plan;

    “maturity”

    « échéance »

    “maturity” means the date fixed under a retirement savings plan for the commencement of any retirement income the payment of which is provided for by the plan;

    “net past service pension adjustment”

    « facteur d’équivalence pour services passés net »

    “net past service pension adjustment” of a taxpayer for a taxation year means the positive or negative amount determined by the formula

    P + Q - G

    where

    P 
    is the total of all amounts each of which is the taxpayer’s past service pension adjustment for the year in respect of an employer,
    Q 
    is the total of all amounts each of which is a prescribed amount in respect of the taxpayer for the year, and
    G 
    is the amount of the taxpayer’s PSPA withdrawals for the year, determined as of the end of the year in accordance with prescribed rules;

    “non-qualified investment”

    « placement non admissible »

    “non-qualified investment” has the same meaning as in subsection 207.01(1);

    “premium”

    « prime »

    “premium” means any periodic or other amount paid or payable under a retirement savings plan

    • (a) as consideration for any contract referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition “retirement savings plan” to pay a retirement income, or

    • (b) as a contribution or deposit referred to in paragraph (b) of that definition for the purpose stated in that paragraph

    but except for the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition “benefit” in this subsection, paragraph (2)(b.3), subsection (22) and the definition “excluded premium” in subsection 146.02(1), does not include a repayment to which paragraph (b) of the definition “excluded withdrawal” in either subsection 146.01(1) or 146.02(1) applies or an amount that is designated under subsection 146.01(3) or 146.02(3);

    “qualified investment”

    « placement admissible »

    “qualified investment” for a trust governed by a registered retirement savings plan means

    • (a) an investment that would be described by any of paragraphs (a) to (d), (f) and (g) of the definition “qualified investment” in section 204 if the reference in that definition to “a trust governed by a deferred profit sharing plan or revoked plan” were read as a reference to “a trust governed by a registered retirement savings plan” and if that definition were read without reference to the words “with the exception of excluded property in relation to the trust”,

    • (b[Repealed, 2007, c. 29, s. 17]

    • (c) an annuity described in the definition “retirement income” in respect of the annuitant under the plan, if purchased from a licensed annuities provider,

    • (c.1) a contract for an annuity issued by a licensed annuities provider where

      • (i) the trust is the only person who, disregarding any subsequent transfer of the contract by the trust, is or may become entitled to any annuity payments under the contract, and

      • (ii) the holder of the contract has a right to surrender the contract at any time for an amount that would, if reasonable sales and administration charges were ignored, approximate the value of funds that could otherwise be applied to fund future periodic payments under the contract,

    • (c.2) a contract for an annuity issued by a licensed annuities provider where

      • (i) annual or more frequent periodic payments are or may be made under the contract to the holder of the contract,

      • (ii) the trust is the only person who, disregarding any subsequent transfer of the contract by the trust, is or may become entitled to any annuity payments under the contract,

      • (iii) neither the time nor the amount of any payment under the contract may vary because of the length of any life, other than the life of the annuitant under the plan (in this definition referred to as the “RRSP annuitant”),

      • (iv) the day on which the periodic payments began or are to begin (in this paragraph referred to as the “start date”) is not later than the end of the year in which the RRSP annuitant attains 72 years of age,

      • (v) either

        • (A) the periodic payments are payable for the life of the RRSP annuitant and either there is no guaranteed period under the contract or there is a guaranteed period that begins at the start date and does not exceed a term equal to 90 years minus the lesser of

          • (I) the age in whole years at the start date of the RRSP annuitant (determined on the assumption that the RRSP annuitant is alive at the start date), and

          • (II) the age in whole years at the start date of a spouse or common-law partner of the RRSP annuitant (determined on the assumption that a spouse or common-law partner of the RRSP annuitant at the time the contract was acquired is a spouse or common-law partner of the RRSP annuitant at the start date), or

        • (B) the periodic payments are payable for a term equal to

          • (I) 90 years minus the age described in subclause (I), or

          • (II) 90 years minus the age described in subclause (II), and

      • (vi) the periodic payments

        • (A) are equal, or

        • (B) are not equal solely because of one or more adjustments that would, if the contract were an annuity under a retirement savings plan, be in accordance with subparagraphs 146(3)(b)(iii) to 146(3)(b)(v) or that arise because of a uniform reduction in the entitlement to the periodic payments as a consequence of a partial surrender of rights to the periodic payments, and

    • (d) such other investments as may be prescribed by regulations of the Governor in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance;

    “RRSP deduction limit”

    « maximum déductible au titre des REER »

    “RRSP deduction limit” of a taxpayer for a taxation year means the amount determined by the formula

    A + B + R - C

    where

    A 
    is the taxpayer’s unused RRSP deduction room at the end of the preceding taxation year,
    B 
    is the amount, if any, by which
    • (a) the lesser of the RRSP dollar limit for the year and 18% of the taxpayer’s earned income for the preceding taxation year

    exceeds the total of all amounts each of which is

    • (b) the taxpayer’s pension adjustment for the preceding taxation year in respect of an employer, or

    • (c) a prescribed amount in respect of the taxpayer for the year,

    C 
    is the taxpayer’s net past service pension adjustment for the year, and
    R 
    is the taxpayer’s total pension adjustment reversal for the year;

    “RRSP dollar limit”

    « plafond REER »

    “RRSP dollar limit” for a calendar year means

    • (a) for years other than 1996 and 2003, the money purchase limit for the preceding year,

    • (b) for 1996, $13,500, and

    • (c) for 2003, $14,500;

    “refund of premiums”

    « remboursement de primes »

    “refund of premiums” means any amount paid out of or under a registered retirement savings plan (other than a tax-paid amount in respect of the plan) as a consequence of the death of the annuitant under the plan,

    • (a) to an individual who was, immediately before the death, a spouse or common-law partner of the annuitant, where the annuitant died before the maturity of the plan, or

    • (b) to a child or grandchild of the annuitant who was, immediately before the death, financially dependent on the annuitant for support;

    “registered retirement savings plan”

    « régime enregistré d’épargne-retraite »

    “registered retirement savings plan” means a retirement savings plan accepted by the Minister for registration for the purposes of this Act as complying with the requirements of this section;

    “retirement income”

    « revenu de retraite »

    “retirement income” means

    • (a) an annuity commencing at maturity, and with or without a guaranteed term commencing at maturity, not exceeding the term referred to in paragraph (b), or, in the case of a plan entered into before March 14, 1957, not exceeding 20 years, payable to

      • (i) the annuitant for the annuitant’s life, or

      • (ii) the annuitant for the lives, jointly, of the annuitant and the annuitant’s spouse and to the survivor of them for the survivor’s life, or

    • (b) an annuity commencing at maturity, payable to the annuitant, or to the annuitant for the annuitant’s life and to the spouse after the annuitant’s death, for a term of years equal to 90 minus either

      • (i) the age in whole years of the annuitant at the maturity of the plan, or

      • (ii) where the annuitant’s spouse is younger than the annuitant and the annuitant so elects, the age in whole years of the spouse at the maturity of the plan,

      issued by a person described in the definition “retirement savings plan” in this subsection with whom an individual may have a contract or arrangement that is a retirement savings plan,

    or any combination thereof;

    “retirement savings plan”

    « régime d’épargne-retraite »

    “retirement savings plan” means

    • (a) a contract between an individual and a person licensed or otherwise authorized under the laws of Canada or a province to carry on in Canada an annuities business, under which, in consideration of payment by the individual or the individual’s spouse or common-law partner of any periodic or other amount as consideration under the contract, a retirement income commencing at maturity is to be provided for the individual, or

    • (b) an arrangement under which payment is made by an individual or the individual’s spouse or common-law partner

      • (i) in trust to a corporation licensed or otherwise authorized under the laws of Canada or a province to carry on in Canada the business of offering to the public its services as trustee, of any periodic or other amount as a contribution under the trust,

      • (ii) to a corporation approved by the Governor in Council for the purposes of this section that is licensed or otherwise authorized under the laws of Canada or a province to issue investment contracts providing for the payment to or to the credit of the holder thereof of a fixed or determinable amount at maturity, of any periodic or other amount as a contribution under such a contract between the individual and that corporation, or

      • (iii) as a deposit with a branch or office, in Canada, of

        • (A) a person who is, or is eligible to become, a member of the Canadian Payments Association, or

        • (B) a credit union that is a shareholder or member of a body corporate referred to as a “central” for the purposes of the Canadian Payments Association Act,

        (in this section referred to as a “depositary”)

      to be used, invested or otherwise applied by that corporation or that depositary, as the case may be, for the purpose of providing for the individual, commencing at maturity, a retirement income;

    “spousal or common-law partner plan”

    « régime au profit de l’époux ou du conjoint de fait »

    “spousal or common-law partner plan”, in relation to a taxpayer, means

    • (a) a registered retirement savings plan

      • (i) to which the taxpayer has, at a time when the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner was the annuitant under the plan, paid a premium, or

      • (ii) that has received a payment out of or a transfer from a registered retirement savings plan or a registered retirement income fund that was a spousal or common-law partner plan in relation to the taxpayer, or

    • (b) a registered retirement income fund that has received a payment out of or a transfer from a spousal or common-law partner plan in relation to the taxpayer;

    “spousal plan”

    “spousal plan”[Repealed, 2001, c. 17, s. 246(1)(E)]

    “tax-paid amount”

    « montant libéré d’impôt »

    “tax-paid amount” paid to a person in respect of a registered retirement saving plan means

    • (a) an amount paid to the person in respect of the amount that would, if this Act were read without reference to subsection 104(6), be income of a trust governed by the plan for a taxation year for which the trust was subject to tax because of paragraph 146(4)(c), or

    • (b) where

      • (i) the plan is a deposit with a depositary referred to in clause (b)(iii)(B) of the definition “retirement savings plan” in this subsection, and

      • (ii) an amount is received at any time out of or under the plan by the person,

      the portion of the amount that can reasonably be considered to relate to interest or another amount in respect of the deposit that was required to be included in computing the income of any person (other than the annuitant) otherwise than because of this section;

    “unused RRSP deduction room”

    « déductions inutilisées au titre des REER »

    “unused RRSP deduction room” of a taxpayer at the end of a taxation year means,

    • (a) for taxation years ending before 1991, nil, and

    • (b) for taxation years that end after 1990, the amount, which can be positive or negative, determined by the formula

      A + B + R - (C + D)

      where

      A 
      is the taxpayer’s unused RRSP deduction room at the end of the preceding taxation year,
      B 
      is the amount, if any, by which
      • (i) the lesser of the RRSP dollar limit for the year and 18% of the taxpayer’s earned income for the preceding taxation year

      exceeds the total of all amounts each of which is

      • (ii) the taxpayer’s pension adjustment for the preceding taxation year in respect of an employer, or

      • (iii) a prescribed amount in respect of the taxpayer for the year,

      C 
      is the taxpayer’s net past service pension adjustment for the year,
      D 
      is the total of all amounts each of which is
      • (i) an amount deducted by the taxpayer under any of subsections (5) to (5.2), in computing the taxpayer’s income for the year,

      • (ii) an amount deducted by the taxpayer under paragraph 10 of Article XVIII of the Canada-United States Tax Convention signed at Washington on September 26, 1980 or a similar provision in another tax treaty, in computing the taxpayer’s taxable income for the year,

      • (iii) a contribution made by an employer in the year to a pooled registered pension plan in respect of the taxpayer, or

      • (iv) the amount, if any, by which the taxpayer’s exempt-income contribution amount (as defined in subsection 147.5(1)) for the year exceeds the taxpayer’s unused non-deductible PRPP room (as defined in subsection 147.5(1)) at the end of the preceding taxation year, and

      R 
      is the taxpayer’s total pension adjustment reversal for the year.
  • Marginal note:Restriction — financially dependent

    (1.1) For the purposes of paragraph (b) of the definition “refund of premiums” in subsection (1), clause 60(l)(v)(B.01), the definition “eligible individual” in subsection 60.02(1), subparagraph 104(27)(e)(i) and section 147.5, it is assumed, unless the contrary is established, that an individual’s child or grandchild was not financially dependent on the individual for support immediately before the individual’s death if the income of the child or grandchild for the taxation year preceding the taxation year in which the individual died exceeded the amount determined by the formula

    A + B

    where

    A 
    is the amount used under paragraph (c) of the description of B in subsection 118(1) for that preceding taxation year; and
    B 
    is nil, unless the financial dependency was because of mental or physical infirmity, in which case it is $6,180 adjusted for each such preceding taxation year that is after 2002 in the manner set out in section 117.1.
  • Marginal note:Acceptance of plan for registration

    (2) The Minister shall not accept for registration for the purposes of this Act any retirement savings plan unless, in the Minister’s opinion, it complies with the following conditions:

    • (a) the plan does not provide for the payment of any benefit before maturity except

      • (i) a refund of premiums, and

      • (ii) a payment to the annuitant;

    • (b) the plan does not provide for the payment of any benefit after maturity except

      • (i) by way of retirement income to the annuitant,

      • (ii) to the annuitant in full or partial commutation of retirement income under the plan, and

      • (iii) in respect of a commutation referred to in paragraph 146(2)(c.2);

    • (b.1) the plan does not provide for a payment to the annuitant of a retirement income except by way of equal annual or more frequent periodic payments until such time as there is a payment in full or partial commutation of the retirement income and, where that commutation is partial, equal annual or more frequent periodic payments thereafter;

    • (b.2) the plan does not provide for periodic payments in a year under an annuity after the death of the first annuitant, the total of which exceeds the total of the payments under the annuity in a year before that death;

    • (b.3) the plan does not provide for the payment of any premium after maturity;

    • (b.4) the plan does not provide for maturity after the end of the year in which the annuitant attains 71 years of age;

    • (c) the plan provides that retirement income under the plan may not be assigned in whole or in part;

    • (c.1) notwithstanding paragraph 146(2)(a), the plan permits the payment of an amount to a taxpayer where the amount is paid to reduce the amount of tax otherwise payable under Part X.1 by the taxpayer;

    • (c.2) the plan requires the commutation of each annuity payable thereunder that would otherwise become payable to a person other than an annuitant under the plan;

    • (c.3) the plan, where it involves a depositary, includes provisions stipulating that

      • (i) the depositary has no right of offset as regards the property held under the plan in connection with any debt or obligation owing to the depositary, and

      • (ii) the property held under the plan cannot be pledged, assigned or in any way alienated as security for a loan or for any purpose other than that of providing for the annuitant, commencing at maturity, a retirement income; and

    • (c.4[Repealed, 2011, c. 24, s. 45]

    • (d) the plan in all other respects complies with regulations of the Governor in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) The Minister may accept for registration for the purposes of this Act any retirement savings plan notwithstanding that the plan

    • (a) provides for the payment of a benefit after maturity by way of dividend;

    • (b) provides for any annual or more frequent periodic amount payable

      • (i) to the annuitant referred to in subparagraph (a)(ii) of the definition “retirement income” in subsection 146(1) by way of an annuity described in paragraph (a) of that definition to be reduced, in the event of the death of the annuitant’s spouse or common-law partner during the lifetime of the annuitant, in such manner as to provide for the payment of equal annual or more frequent periodic amounts throughout the lifetime of the annuitant thereafter,

      • (ii) to any person by way of an annuity, to be reduced if a pension becomes payable to that person under the Old Age Security Act, by an annual or other periodic amount not exceeding the amount payable to that person in that period under that Act,

      • (iii) to any person by way of an annuity, to be increased or reduced depending on the increase or reduction in the value of a specified group of assets constituting the assets of a separate and distinct account or fund maintained in respect of a variable annuities business by a person licensed or otherwise authorized under the laws of Canada or a province to carry on in Canada that business,

      • (iii.1) to any person by way of an annuity under a contract that provides for the increase or reduction of the annuity in accordance only with a change in the interest rate on which the annuity is based, if the interest rate, as increased or reduced, equals or approximates a generally available Canadian market interest rate,

      • (iv) that may be adjusted annually to reflect

        • (A) in whole or in part increases in the Consumer Price Index, as published by Statistics Canada under the authority of the Statistics Act, or

        • (B) increases at a rate specified in the annuity contract, not exceeding 4% per annum, or

      • (v) to the annuitant by way of an annuity to be increased annually to the extent the amount or rate of return that would have been earned on a pool of investment assets (available for purchase by the public and specified in the annuity contract) exceeds an amount or rate specified in the plan and provides that no other increase may be made in the amount payable;

    • (d) provides for the payment of any amount after the death of an annuitant thereunder;

    • (e) is adjoined to a contract or other arrangement that is not a retirement savings plan; or

    • (f) contains such other terms and provisions, not inconsistent with this section, as are authorized or permitted by regulations of the Governor in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance.

  • Marginal note:No tax while trust governed by plan

    (4) Except as provided in subsection 146(10.1), no tax is payable under this Part by a trust on the taxable income of the trust for a taxation year if, throughout the period in the year during which the trust was in existence, the trust was governed by a registered retirement savings plan, except that

    • (a) if the trust has borrowed money (other than money used in carrying on a business) in the year or has, after June 18, 1971, borrowed money (other than money used in carrying on a business) that it has not repaid before the commencement of the year, tax is payable under this Part by the trust on its taxable income for the year;

    • (b) in any case not described in paragraph 146(4)(a), if the trust has carried on any business or businesses in the year, tax is payable under this Part by the trust on the amount, if any, by which

      • (i) the amount that its taxable income for the year would be if it had no incomes or losses from sources other than from that business or those businesses, as the case may be,

      exceeds

      • (ii) such portion of the amount determined under subparagraph 146(4)(b)(i) in respect of the trust for the year as can reasonably be considered to be income from, or from the disposition of, qualified investments for the trust; and

    • (c) if the last annuitant under the plan has died, tax is payable under this Part by the trust on its taxable income for each year after the year following the year in which the last annuitant died.

  • Marginal note:Amount of RRSP premiums deductible

    (5) There may be deducted in computing a taxpayer’s income for a taxation year such amount as the taxpayer claims not exceeding the lesser of

    • (a) the amount, if any, by which the total of all amounts each of which is a premium paid by the taxpayer after 1990 and on or before the day that is 60 days after the end of the year under a registered retirement savings plan under which the taxpayer was the annuitant at the time the premium was paid, other than the portion, if any, of the premium

      • (i) that was deducted in computing the taxpayer’s income for a preceding taxation year,

      • (ii) that was designated for any taxation year for the purposes of paragraph 60(j), 60(j.1) or 60(l),

      • (iii) in respect of which the taxpayer received a payment that was deducted under subsection 146(8.2) in computing the taxpayer’s income for a preceding taxation year,

      • (iii.1) that was an exempt-income contribution amount (as defined in subsection 147.5(1)) for any taxation year,

      • (iv) that was deductible under subsection 146(6.1) in computing the taxpayer’s income for any taxation year or

      • (iv.1) that would be considered to be withdrawn by the taxpayer as an eligible amount (as defined in subsection 146.01(1) or 146.02(1)) less than 90 days after it was paid, if earnings in respect of a registered retirement savings plan were considered to be withdrawn before premiums paid under that plan and premiums were considered to be withdrawn in the order in which they were paid

      exceeds

      • (v) the amount, if any, by which

        • (A) the total of all amounts deducted under subsection 147.3(13.1) in computing the taxpayer’s income for the year or a preceding taxation year

        exceeds

        • (B) the total of all amounts, in respect of transfers occurring before 1991 from registered pension plans, deemed by paragraph 147.3(10)(b) or 147.3(10)(c) to be a premium paid by the taxpayer to a registered retirement savings plan, and

    • (b) the amount, if any, by which the taxpayer’s RRSP deduction limit for the year exceeds the total of all contributions made by an employer in the year to a pooled registered pension plan in respect of the taxpayer.

  • Marginal note:Amount of spousal RRSP premiums deductible

    (5.1) There may be deducted in computing a taxpayer’s income for a taxation year such amount as the taxpayer claims not exceeding the lesser of

    • (a) the total of all amounts each of which is a premium paid by the taxpayer after 1990 and on or before the day that is 60 days after the end of the year under a registered retirement savings plan under which the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner (or, where the taxpayer died in the year or within 60 days after the end of the year, an individual who was the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner immediately before the death) was the annuitant at the time the premium was paid, other than the portion, if any, of the premium

      • (i) that was deducted in computing the taxpayer’s income for a preceding taxation year,

      • (ii) that was designated for any taxation year for the purposes of paragraph 60(j.2),

      • (iii) in respect of which the taxpayer or the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner has received a payment that has been deducted under subsection 146(8.2) in computing the taxpayer’s income for a preceding taxation year, or

      • (iv) that would be considered to be withdrawn by the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner as an eligible amount (as defined in subsection 146.01(1) or 146.02(1)) less than 90 days after it was paid, if earnings in respect of a registered retirement savings plan were considered to be withdrawn before premiums paid under that plan and premiums were considered to be withdrawn in the order in which they were paid, and

    • (b) the amount, if any, by which the taxpayer’s RRSP deduction limit for the year exceeds the total of all amounts each of which is

      • (i) the amount deducted under subsection (5) in computing the taxpayer’s income for the year, or

      • (ii) a contribution made by an employer in the year to a pooled registered pension plan in respect of the taxpayer.

  • Marginal note:RRSP premium

    (5.2) If a taxpayer’s entitlement to benefits under a defined benefit provision of a registered pension plan is transferred in accordance with subsection 147.3(4) after February 2009 and before 2011, there may be deducted in computing the taxpayer’s income for a taxation year that ends on or after the day on which the transfer was made, the amount claimed by the taxpayer in respect of premiums paid by the taxpayer in the year to a registered retirement savings plan under which the taxpayer is the annuitant, not exceeding the amount, if any, determined by the formula

    A – B – C

    where

    A 
    is the amount, if any, that is the lesser of
    • (a) the prescribed amount that would have been determined for the purpose of paragraph 147.3(4)(c) if subsection 8517(3.01) of the Regulations had applied in respect of the transfer, and

    • (b) the amount of the taxpayer’s entitlement to benefits under the provision commuted in connection with the transfer;

    B 
    is the prescribed amount for the purpose of paragraph 147.3(4)(c) that applied in respect of the transfer; and
    C 
    is the total of all amounts deducted by the taxpayer under this subsection for a preceding taxation year.
  • Marginal note:Transitional rule

    (5.201) For the purpose of subsection (5.2), a premium paid by a taxpayer before 2013 is deemed to have been paid in the taxation year in which the transfer referred to in that subsection was made and not in the year in which it was actually paid, if the taxpayer so elects in prescribed form.

  • Marginal note:Anti-avoidance

    (5.21) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, where

    • (a) a registered pension plan is amended or administered in such a manner as to terminate, suspend or delay

      • (i) the membership of an individual in the plan for the individual’s 1990 taxation year,

      • (ii) contributions under the plan by or for the benefit of the individual in respect of the year, or

      • (iii) the accrual of retirement benefits under the plan for the individual in respect of the year, or

    • (b) a deferred profit sharing plan is amended or administered in such a manner as to terminate, suspend or delay contributions under the plan for the year in respect of an individual,

    and one of the main reasons for the termination, suspension or delay may reasonably be considered to be to reduce the pension adjustment of the individual for the year in respect of an employer, the only amount that may be deducted in computing the income for the year of the individual, in respect of premiums paid to registered retirement savings plans, is the amount that would have been deductible had that termination, suspension or delay not occurred.

  • (6) [Repealed, 2011, c. 24, s. 45]

  • Marginal note:Recontribution of certain withdrawals

    (6.1) There may be deducted in computing a taxpayer’s income for a particular taxation year the total of all amounts each of which is such portion of a prescribed premium for the particular year as was not designated for any taxation year for the purposes of paragraph 60(j), 60(j.1) or 60(l).

  • Marginal note:Recovery of property used as security

    (7) Where in a taxation year a loan, for which a trust governed by a registered retirement savings plan has used or permitted to be used trust property as security, ceases to be extant, and the fair market value of the property so used was included by virtue of subsection 146(10) in computing the income of the taxpayer who is the annuitant under the plan, there may be deducted, in computing the income of the taxpayer for the taxation year, an amount equal to the amount, if any, remaining when

    • (a) the net loss (exclusive of payments by the trust as or on account of interest) sustained by the trust in consequence of its using the property, or permitting it to be used, as security for the loan and not as a result of a change in the fair market value of the property

    is deducted from

    • (b) the amount so included in computing the income of the taxpayer in consequence of the trust’s using the property, or permitting it to be used, as security for the loan.

  • Marginal note:Benefits taxable

    (8) There shall be included in computing a taxpayer’s income for a taxation year the total of all amounts received by the taxpayer in the year as benefits out of or under registered retirement savings plans, other than excluded withdrawals (as defined in subsection 146.01(1) or 146.02(1)) of the taxpayer and amounts that are included under paragraph (12)(b) in computing the taxpayer’s income.

  • Marginal note:Subsequent re-calculation

    (8.01) If a designated withdrawal (as defined in subsection 146.01(1)) or an amount referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition “eligible amount” in subsection 146.02(1) is received by a taxpayer in a taxation year and, at any time after that year, it is determined that the amount is not an excluded withdrawal (as defined in subsection 146.01(1) or 146.02(1)), notwithstanding subsections 152(4) to (5), such assessments of tax, interest and penalties shall be made as are necessary to give effect to the determination.

  • Marginal note:Deemed receipt of refund of premiums

    (8.1) If a payment out of or under a registered retirement savings plan of a deceased annuitant to the annuitant’s legal representative would have been a refund of premiums if it had been paid under the plan to an individual who is a beneficiary (as defined in subsection 108(1)) under the deceased’s estate, the payment is, to the extent it is so designated jointly by the legal representative and the individual in prescribed form filed with the Minister, deemed to be received by the individual (and not by the legal representative) at the time it was so paid as a benefit that is a refund of premiums.

  • Marginal note:Amount deductible

    (8.2) Where

    • (a) all or any portion of the premiums paid in a taxation year by a taxpayer to one or more registered retirement savings plans under which the taxpayer or the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner was the annuitant was not deducted in computing the taxpayer’s income for any taxation year,

    • (b) the taxpayer or the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner can reasonably be regarded as having received a payment from a registered retirement savings plan or a registered retirement income fund in respect of such portion of the undeducted premiums as

      • (i) was not paid by way of a transfer of an amount from a registered pension plan to a registered retirement savings plan,

      • (ii) was not paid by way of a transfer of an amount from a deferred profit sharing plan to a registered retirement savings plan in accordance with subsection 147(19), and

      • (iii) was not paid by way of a transfer of an amount to a registered retirement savings plan from

        • (A) a pooled registered pension plan in circumstances to which subsection 147.5(21) applied, or

        • (B) a specified pension plan in circumstances to which subsection (21) applied,

    • (c) the payment is received by the taxpayer or the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner in a particular taxation year that is

      • (i) the year in which the premiums were paid by the taxpayer,

      • (ii) the year in which a notice of assessment for the taxation year referred to in subparagraph 146(8.2)(c)(i) was sent to the taxpayer, or

      • (iii) the year immediately following the year referred to in subparagraph 146(8.2)(c)(i) or 146(8.2)(c)(ii), and

    • (d) the payment is included in computing the taxpayer’s income for the particular year,

    the payment (except to the extent that it is a prescribed withdrawal) may be deducted in computing the taxpayer’s income for the particular year unless it is reasonable to consider that

    • (e) the taxpayer did not reasonably expect that the full amount of the premiums would be deductible in the taxation year in which the premiums were paid or in the immediately preceding taxation year, and

    • (f) the taxpayer paid all or any portion of the premiums with the intent of receiving a payment that, but for this paragraph and paragraph 146(8.2)(e), would be deductible under this subsection.

  • Marginal note:Premium deemed not paid

    (8.21) Where a taxpayer or the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner has, at any time in a taxation year, received a payment from a registered retirement savings plan or a registered retirement income fund in respect of all or any portion of a premium paid by the taxpayer to a registered retirement savings plan and the payment has been deducted under subsection 146(8.2) in computing the taxpayer’s income for the year, the premium or portion thereof, as the case may be, shall,

    • (a) for the purposes of determining, after that time, the amount that may be deducted under subsection 146(5) or 146(5.1) in computing the taxpayer’s income for the year or a preceding taxation year, and

    • (b) for the purposes of subsections 146(8.3) and 146.3(5.1) after that time, in the case of a payment received by the taxpayer,

    be deemed not to have been a premium paid by the taxpayer to a registered retirement savings plan.

  • Marginal note:Spousal or common-law partner payments

    (8.3) Where at any time in a taxation year a particular amount in respect of a registered retirement savings plan that is a spousal or common-law partner plan in relation to a taxpayer is required by reason of subsection (8) or paragraph (12)(b) to be included in computing the income of the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner before the plan matures or as a payment in full or partial commutation of a retirement income under the plan and the taxpayer is not living separate and apart from the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner at that time by reason of the breakdown of their marriage or common-law partnership, there shall be included at that time in computing the taxpayer’s income for the year an amount equal to the lesser of

    • (a) the total of all amounts each of which is a premium paid by the taxpayer in the year or in one of the two immediately preceding taxation years to a registered retirement savings plan under which the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner was the annuitant at the time the premium was paid, and

    • (b) the particular amount.

  • Marginal note:Ordering

    (8.5) Where a taxpayer has paid more than one premium described in subsection 146(8.3), such a premium or part thereof paid by the taxpayer at any time shall be deemed to have been included in computing the taxpayer’s income by virtue of that subsection before premiums or parts thereof paid by the taxpayer after that time.

  • Marginal note:Spouse’s income

    (8.6) Where, in respect of an amount required at any time in a taxation year to be included in computing the income of a taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner, all or part of a premium has by reason of subsection 146(8.3) been included in computing the taxpayer’s income for the year, the following rules apply:

    • (a) the premium or part thereof, as the case may be, shall, for the purposes of subsections 146(8.3) and 146.3(5.1) after that time, be deemed not to have been a premium paid to a registered retirement savings plan under which the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner was the annuitant; and

    • (b) an amount equal to the premium or part thereof, as the case may be, may be deducted in computing the income of the spouse or common-law partner for the year.

  • Marginal note:Where s. (8.3) does not apply

    (8.7) Subsection 146(8.3) does not apply

    • (a) in respect of a taxpayer at any time during the year in which the taxpayer died;

    • (b) in respect of a taxpayer where either the taxpayer or the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner is a non-resident at the particular time referred to in that subsection;

    • (c) in respect of amounts paid out of or under a plan referred to in subsection 146(12) as an “amended plan” to which paragraph 146(12)(a) applied before May 26, 1976;

    • (d) to any payment that is received in full or partial commutation of a registered retirement income fund or a registered retirement savings plan and in respect of which a deduction was made under paragraph 60(l) if, where the deduction was in respect of the acquisition of an annuity, the terms of the annuity provide that it cannot be commuted, and it is not commuted, in whole or in part within 3 years after the acquisition; or

    • (e) in respect of an amount that is deemed by subsection 146(8.8) to have been received by an annuitant under a registered retirement savings plan immediately before the annuitant’s death.

  • Marginal note:Effect of death where person other than spouse becomes entitled

    (8.8) Where the annuitant under a registered retirement savings plan (other than a plan that had matured before June 30, 1978) dies after June 29, 1978, the annuitant shall be deemed to have received, immediately before the annuitant’s death, an amount as a benefit out of or under a registered retirement savings plan equal to the amount, if any, by which

    • (a) the fair market value of all the property of the plan at the time of death

    exceeds

    • (b) where the annuitant died after the maturity of the plan, the fair market value at the time of the death of the portion of the property described in paragraph 146(8.8)(a) that, as a consequence of the death, becomes receivable by a person who was the annuitant’s spouse or common-law partner immediately before the death, or would become so receivable should that person survive throughout all guaranteed terms contained in the plan.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (8.9) There may be deducted from the amount deemed by subsection 146(8.8) to have been received by an annuitant as a benefit out of or under a registered retirement savings plan an amount not exceeding the amount determined by the formula

    A × [1 - ((B + C - D) / (B + C))]

    where

    A 
    is the total of
    • (a) all refunds of premiums in respect of the plan,

    • (b) all tax-paid amounts in respect of the plan paid to individuals who, otherwise than because of subsection 146(8.1), received refunds of premiums in respect of the plan, and

    • (c) all amounts each of which is a tax-paid amount in respect of the plan paid to the legal representative of the annuitant under the plan, to the extent that the legal representative would have been entitled to designate that tax-paid amount under subsection 146(8.1) if tax-paid amounts were not excluded in determining refunds of premiums;

    B 
    is the fair market value of the property of the plan at the particular time that is the later of
    • (a) the end of the first calendar year that begins after the death of the annuitant, and

    • (b) the time immediately after the last time that any refund of premiums in respect of the plan is paid out of or under the plan;

    C 
    is the total of all amounts paid out of or under the plan after the death of the annuitant and before the particular time; and
    D 
    is the lesser of
    • (a) the fair market value of the property of the plan at the time of the annuitant’s death, and

    • (b) the sum of the values of B and C in respect of the plan.

  • Marginal note:Amounts deemed receivable by spouse or common-law partner

    (8.91) Where, as a consequence of the death of an annuitant after the maturity of the annuitant’s registered retirement savings plan, the annuitant’s legal representative has become entitled to receive amounts out of or under the plan for the benefit of the spouse or common-law partner of the deceased and the legal representative and the spouse or common-law partner file with the Minister a joint election in prescribed form,

    • (a) the spouse or common-law partner shall be deemed to have become the annuitant under the plan as a consequence of the annuitant’s death; and

    • (b) those amounts shall be deemed to be receivable by the spouse or common-law partner and, when paid, to be received by the spouse or common-law partner as a benefit under the plan, and not to be received by any other person.

  • Marginal note:Deduction for post-death reduction in value

    (8.92) If the annuitant under a registered retirement savings plan dies before the maturity of the plan, there may be deducted in computing the annuitant’s income for the taxation year in which the annuitant dies an amount not exceeding the amount determined, after all amounts payable out of or under the plan have been paid, by the formula

    A – B

    where

    A 
    is the total of all amounts each of which is
    • (a) the amount deemed by subsection (8.8) to have been received by the annuitant as a benefit out of or under the plan,

    • (b) an amount (other than an amount described in paragraph (c)) received, after the death of the annuitant, by a taxpayer as a benefit out of or under the plan and included, because of subsection (8), in computing the taxpayer’s income, or

    • (c) a tax-paid amount in respect of the plan; and

    B 
    is the total of all amounts paid out of or under the plan after the death of the annuitant.
  • Marginal note:Subsection (8.92) not applicable

    (8.93) Except where the Minister has waived in writing the application of this subsection with respect to all or any portion of the amount determined in subsection (8.92) in respect of a registered retirement savings plan, that subsection does not apply if

    • (a) at any time after the death of the annuitant, a trust governed by the plan held a non-qualified investment; or

    • (b) the last payment out of or under the plan was made after the end of the year following the year in which the annuitant died.

  • Marginal note:Where disposition of property by trust

    (9) Where in a taxation year a trust governed by a registered retirement savings plan

    • (a) disposes of property for a consideration less than the fair market value of the property at the time of the disposition, or for no consideration, or

    • (b) acquires property for a consideration greater than the fair market value of the property at the time of the acquisition,

    the difference between the fair market value and the consideration, if any, shall be included in computing the income for the taxation year of the annuitant under the plan.

  • Marginal note:Property used as security for loan

    (10) If at any time in a taxation year a trust governed by a registered retirement savings plan uses or permits to be used any property of the trust as security for a loan, the fair market value of the property at the time it commenced to be so used shall be included in computing the income for the year of the taxpayer who is the annuitant under the plan at that time.

  • Marginal note:Where tax payable

    (10.1) Where in a taxation year a trust governed by a registered retirement savings plan holds a property that is a non-qualified investment,

    • (a) tax is payable under this Part by the trust on the amount that its taxable income for the year would be if it had no incomes or losses from sources other than non-qualified investments and no capital gains or losses other than from dispositions of non-qualified investments; and

    • (b) for the purposes of paragraph 146(10.1)(a),

      • (i) “income” includes dividends described in section 83, and

      • (ii) paragraphs 38(a) and (b) are to be read as if the fraction set out in each of those paragraphs were replaced by the word “all”.

  • (11) and (11.1) [Repealed, 2011, c. 24, s. 45]

  • Marginal note:Change in plan after registration

    (12) Where, on any day after a retirement savings plan has been accepted by the Minister for registration for the purposes of this Act, the plan is revised or amended or a new plan is substituted for it, and the plan as revised or amended or the new plan, as the case may be (in this subsection referred to as the “amended plan”), does not comply with the requirements of this section for its acceptance by the Minister for registration for the purposes of this Act, subject to subsection 146(13.1), the following rules apply:

    • (a) the amended plan shall be deemed, for the purposes of this Act, not to be a registered retirement savings plan; and

    • (b) the taxpayer who was the annuitant under the plan before it became an amended plan shall, in computing the taxpayer’s income for the taxation year that includes that day, include as income received at that time an amount equal to the fair market value of all the property of the plan immediately before that time.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (13) For the purposes of subsection 146(12), an arrangement under which a right or obligation under a retirement savings plan is released or extinguished either wholly or in part and either in exchange or substitution for any right or obligation, or otherwise (other than an arrangement the sole object and legal effect of which is to revise or amend the plan) or under which payment of any amount by way of loan or otherwise is made on the security of a right under a retirement savings plan, shall be deemed to be a new plan substituted for that retirement savings plan.

  • (13.1) [Repealed, 2011, c. 24, s. 45]

  • (13.2) and (13.3) [Repealed, 2007, c. 29, s. 17]

  • Marginal note:Premiums paid in taxation year

    (14) Where any amount has been paid in a taxation year as a premium under a retirement savings plan that was, at the end of that taxation year, a registered retirement savings plan, the amount so paid shall be deemed, for the purposes of this Act, to have been paid in that year as a premium under a registered retirement savings plan.

  • Marginal note:Plan not registered at end of year entered into

    (15) Notwithstanding anything in this section, where an amount is received in a taxation year as a benefit under a registered retirement savings plan that was not, at the end of the year in which the plan was entered into, a registered retirement savings plan, such part, if any, of the amount so received as may be prescribed shall be deemed, for the purposes of this Act, to have been received in the taxation year otherwise than as a benefit or other payment under a registered retirement savings plan.

  • Marginal note:Transfer of funds

    (16) Notwithstanding any other provision in this section, a registered retirement savings plan may at any time be revised or amended to provide for the payment or transfer before the maturity of the plan, on behalf of the annuitant under the plan (in this subsection referred to as the “transferor”), of any property thereunder by the issuer thereof

    • (a) to a registered pension plan for the benefit of the transferor or to a registered retirement savings plan or registered retirement income fund under which the transferor is the annuitant, or

    • (b) to a registered retirement savings plan or registered retirement income fund under which the spouse or common-law partner or former spouse or common-law partner of the transferor is the annuitant, where the transferor and the transferor’s spouse or common-law partner or former spouse or common-law partner are living separate and apart and the payment or transfer is made under a decree, order or judgment of a competent tribunal, or under a written separation agreement, relating to a division of property between the transferor and the transferor’s spouse or common-law partner or former spouse or common-law partner in settlement of rights arising out of, or on the breakdown of, their marriage or common-law partnership,

    and, where there has been such a payment or transfer of such property on behalf of the transferor before the maturity of the plan,

    • (c) the amount of the payment or transfer shall not, solely because of the payment or transfer, be included in computing the income of the transferor or the transferor’s spouse or common-law partner or former spouse or common-law partner,

    • (d) no deduction may be made under subsection 146(5), 146(5.1) or 146(8.2) or section 8 or 60 in respect of the payment or transfer in computing the income of any taxpayer, and

    • (e) where the payment or transfer was made to a registered retirement savings plan, for the purposes of subsection 146(8.2), the amount of the payment or transfer shall be deemed not to be a premium paid to that plan by the taxpayer.

  • Marginal note:Credited or added amount deemed not received

    (20) Where

    • (a) an amount is credited or added to a deposit with a depositary referred to in subparagraph (b)(iii) of the definition “retirement savings plan” in subsection 146(1) as interest or income in respect of the deposit,

    • (b) the deposit is a registered retirement savings plan at the time the amount is credited or added to the deposit, and

    • (c) during the calendar year in which the amount is credited or added or during the preceding calendar year, the annuitant under the plan was alive,

    the amount shall be deemed not to be received by the annuitant or any other person solely because of the crediting or adding.

  • Marginal note:Specified pension plan

    (21) Where

    • (a) an amount (other than an amount that is part of a series of periodic payments) is transferred directly from an individual’s account under a specified pension plan

      • (i) to a registered retirement savings plan or registered retirement income fund under which the individual, or a spouse or common-law partner or former spouse or common-law partner of the individual, is the annuitant,

      • (ii) to acquire from a licensed annuities provider an annuity that would be described in subparagraph 60(l)(ii) if the individual, or a spouse or common-law partner or former spouse or common-law partner of the individual, were the taxpayer referred to in that subparagraph and if that subparagraph were read without reference to clause 60(l)(ii)(B), or

      • (iii) to an account under the plan of a spouse or common-law partner or former spouse or common-law partner of the individual, and

    • (b) if the transfer is in respect of a spouse or common-law partner or former spouse or common-law partner of the individual,

      • (i) the individual and the spouse or common-law partner or former spouse or common-law partner are living separate and apart and the transfer is made under a decree, order or judgment of a competent tribunal, or under a written separation agreement, relating to a division of property in settlement of rights arising out of, or on the breakdown of, their marriage or common-law partnership, or

      • (ii) the amount is transferred as a consequence of the individual’s death,

    the following rules apply:

    • (c) the amount shall not, solely because of the transfer, be included because of subparagraph 56(1)(a)(i) in computing the income of a taxpayer, and

    • (d) no deduction may be made under any provision of this Act in respect of the transfer in computing the income of a taxpayer.

  • Marginal note:Specified pension plan — contribution

    (21.1) For the purposes of this section, paragraphs 18(11)(b), 60(j), (j.1) and (l), 74.5(12)(a), 146.01(3)(a) and 146.02(3)(a) and Parts X.1 and X.5, and for the purposes of section 214.1 of the Income Tax Regulations, a contribution made by an individual to an account of the individual, or of the individual’s spouse or common-law partner, under a specified pension plan is deemed to be a premium paid by the individual to a registered retirement savings plan under which the individual, or the individual’s spouse or common-law partner, as the case may be, is the annuitant.

  • Marginal note:Specified pension plan — account

    (21.2) For the purposes of paragraph (8.2)(b), subsection (8.21), paragraphs (16)(a) and (b) and 18(1)(u), subparagraph (a)(i) of the definition “excluded right or interest” in subsection 128.1(10), paragraph (b) of the definition “excluded premium” in subsection 146.01(1), paragraph (c) of the definition “excluded premium” in subsection 146.02(1), subsections 146.3(14) and 147(19), section 147.3 and paragraph 147.5(21)(c), and for the purposes of any regulations made under subsection 147.1(18), an individual’s account under a specified pension plan is deemed to be a registered retirement savings plan under which the individual is the annuitant.

  • Marginal note:Specified pension plan — payment

    (21.3) For the purposes of subsections (8.3) to (8.7), a payment received by an individual from a specified pension plan is deemed to be a payment received by the individual from a registered retirement savings plan.

  • Marginal note:Deemed payment of RRSP premiums

    (22) If the Minister so directs,

    • (a) except for the purposes of subparagraphs (5)(a)(iv.1) and (5.1)(a)(iv), an amount paid by an individual in a taxation year (other than an amount paid in the first 60 days of the year) as a premium is deemed to have been paid at the beginning of the year and not at the time it was actually paid;

    • (b) all or part of the amount may be designated in writing by the individual for the purpose of paragraph 60(j), (j.1) or (l) or subsection 146.01(3) or 146.02(3); and

    • (c) the designation is deemed to have been made in the individual’s return of income for the preceding taxation year or in a prescribed form filed with that return, as the case may be.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. R.S., 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp.), s. 146;
  • 1994, c. 7, Sch. II, s. 117, Sch. VII, s. 13, Sch. VIII, s. 82, c. 21, ss. 69, 136;
  • 1995, c. 3, s. 43;
  • 1996, c. 21, s. 34;
  • 1997, c. 25, s. 41;
  • 1998, c. 19, ss. 37, 170;
  • 1999, c. 22, s. 59;
  • 2000, c. 12, ss. 135(F), 142, c. 19, s. 42;
  • 2001, c. 17, ss. 139, 246(E);
  • 2003, c. 15, s. 82;
  • 2007, c. 29, s. 17;
  • 2009, c. 2, s. 51;
  • 2011, c. 24, s. 45;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 32;
  • 2013, c. 34, ss. 137, 296;
  • 2014, c. 39, s. 50.