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

Act current to 2014-09-01 and last amended on 2014-06-27. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Other individuals
  •  (1) Subject to section 156.1, in respect of each taxation year every individual (other than one to whom section 155 applies for the year) shall pay to the Receiver General

    • (a) on or before March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15 in the year, an amount equal to 1/4 of

      • (i) the amount estimated by the individual to be the tax payable under this Part by the individual for the year, or

      • (ii) the individual’s instalment base for the preceding taxation year, or

    • (b) on or before

      • (i) March 15 and June 15 in the year, an amount equal to 1/4 of the individual’s instalment base for the second preceding taxation year, and

      • (ii) September 15 and December 15 in the year, an amount equal to 1/2 of the amount, if any, by which

        • (A) the individual’s instalment base for the preceding taxation year

        exceeds

        • (B) 1/2 of the individual’s instalment base for the second preceding taxation year.

  • Marginal note:Payment by mutual fund trusts

    (2) Notwithstanding subsection 156(1), the amount payable by a mutual fund trust to the Receiver General on or before any day referred to in paragraph 156(1)(a) in a taxation year shall be deemed to be the amount, if any, by which

    • (a) the amount so payable otherwise determined under that subsection,

    exceeds

    • (b) 1/4 of the trust’s capital gains refund (within the meaning assigned by section 132) for the year.

  • Definition of “instalment base”

    (3) In this section, “instalment base” of an individual for a taxation year means the amount determined in prescribed manner to be the individual’s instalment base for the year.

  • Marginal note:Payments by SIFT trusts

    (4) Subsections (1) to (3) and section 156.1 do not apply to a SIFT trust.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. R.S., 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp.), s. 156;
  • 1994, c. 7, Sch. II, s. 128, Sch. VIII, s. 92, c. 8, s. 23;
  • 2013, c. 40, s. 68.
Marginal note:Definitions
  •  (1) For the purposes of this section,

    “instalment threshold”

    « plafond des acomptes provisionnels »

    “instalment threshold” of an individual for a taxation year means

    • (a) in the case of an individual resident in the Province of Quebec at the end of the year, $1,800, and

    • (b) in any other case, $3,000;

    “net tax owing”

    « impôt net à payer »

    “net tax owing” by an individual for a taxation year means

    • (a) in the case of an individual resident in the Province of Quebec at the end of the year, the amount determined by the formula

      A - C - D - F

    and

    • (b) in any other case, the amount determined by the formula

      A + B - C - E - F

    where

    A 
    is the total of the taxes payable under this Part and Parts I.2, X.5 and XI.4 by the individual for the year,
    B 
    is the total of all income taxes payable by the individual for the year under any law of a province or of an Aboriginal government with which the Minister of Finance has entered into an agreement for the collection of income taxes payable by individuals to the province or Aboriginal government under that law,
    C 
    is the total of the taxes deducted or withheld under section 153 and Part I.2 on behalf of the individual for the year,
    D 
    is the amount determined under subsection 120(2) in respect of the individual for the year,
    E 
    is the total of all amounts deducted or withheld on behalf of the individual for the year under a law of a province or of an Aboriginal government with which the Minister of Finance has entered into an agreement for the collection of income taxes payable by individuals to the province or Aboriginal government under that law, and
    F 
    is the amount determined under subsection 120(2.2) in respect of the individual for the year.
  • Values of A and B in “net tax owing”

    (1.1) For the purposes of determining the values of A and B in the definition “net tax owing” in subsection 156.1(1), income taxes payable by an individual for a taxation year are determined

    • (a) before taking into consideration the specified future tax consequences for the year; and

    • (b) after deducting all tax credits to which the individual is entitled for the year relating to those taxes (other than tax credits that become payable to the individual after the individual’s balance-due day for the year, prescribed tax credits and amounts deemed to have been paid because of the application of either subsection 120(2) or (2.2)).

  • Value of D in “net tax owing”

    (1.2) For the purpose of determining the value of D in the definition “net tax owing” in subsection 156.1(1), the amount deemed by subsection 120(2) to have been paid on account of an individual’s tax under this Part for a taxation year is determined before taking into consideration the specified future tax consequences for the year.

  • Value of F in “net tax owing”

    (1.3) For the purpose of determining the value of F in the definition “net tax owing” in subsection (1), the amount deemed by subsection 120(2.2) to have been paid on account of an individual’s tax under this Part for a taxation year is determined before taking into consideration the specified future tax consequences for the year.

  • Marginal note:No instalment required

    (2) Sections 155 and 156 do not apply to an individual for a particular taxation year where

    • (a) the individual’s chief source of income for the particular year is farming or fishing and the individual’s net tax owing for the particular year, or either of the 2 preceding taxation years, does not exceed the individual’s instalment threshold for that year; or

    • (b) the individual’s net tax owing for the particular year, or for each of the 2 preceding taxation years, does not exceed the individual’s instalment threshold for that year.

  • Marginal note:Idem

    (3) Sections 155 and 156 do not require the payment of any amount in respect of an individual that would otherwise become due under either of those sections on or after the day on which the individual dies.

  • Marginal note:Payment of remainder

    (4) Every individual shall, on or before the individual’s balance-due day for each taxation year, pay to the Receiver General in respect of the year the amount, if any, by which the individual’s tax payable under this Part for the year exceeds the total of

    • (a) all amounts deducted or withheld under section 153 from remuneration or other payments received by the individual in the year, and

    • (b) all other amounts paid to the Receiver General on or before that day on account of the individual’s tax payable under this Part for the year.

  • NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text;
  • see relevant amending Acts. R.S., 1985, c. 1 (5th Supp.), s. 156.1;
  • 1994, c. 7, Sch. II, s. 129, Sch. VI, s. 6, Sch. VIII, s. 93, c. 8, s. 24;
  • 1996, c. 21, s. 40.1;
  • 1997, c. 25, s. 48;
  • 1998, c. 19, s. 44;
  • 2000, c. 19, s. 45;
  • 2001, c. 17, s. 152;
  • 2007, c. 35, s. 50;
  • 2012, c. 31, s. 40.