Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings
Time and Manner of Calculation
85 (1) The Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings for a year shall be calculated immediately following the date on which the first revision of the Industrial Aggregate in Canada for the month of June of the year preceding that year is published by Statistics Canada.
(2) Where an average for a period is required pursuant to paragraph 18(1)(b) or (c) of the Act, it shall be calculated as the quotient obtained by dividing the aggregate of the Wage Measure for each month in the period by the number of months in the period, adjusted to two digits after the decimal point in accordance with subsection (4).
(3) Where a ratio is calculated pursuant to paragraph 18(1)(b) or (c) of the Act and the ratio contains a fraction that is less than one, the fraction shall be expressed as a decimal fraction of four digits after the decimal point and
(4) Where the quotient obtained pursuant to subsection (2) or the product obtained pursuant to paragraph 18(1)(b) or (c) of the Act contains a fraction that is less than one, the fraction shall be expressed as a decimal fraction of three digits after the decimal point and
(5) [Repealed, SOR/87-719, s. 1]
- SOR/87-719, s. 1;
- SOR/90-829, s. 41;
- SOR/94-173, s. 3.
Application of International Agreements
86 The agreements referred to in Schedule IX, which were entered into under subsection 107(1) of the Act for the making of reciprocal arrangements relating to the administration or operation of the Act, shall, in order to give full effect to the Act, be applied in Canada in a manner that extends to common-law partners the treatment afforded to spouses.
- SOR/2000-411, s. 16.
Interest on Amounts Owing to Her Majesty
- average bank rate
average bank rate means the simple arithmetic mean of the bank rates that are established during the month before the month in respect of which interest is being calculated. (taux d’escompte moyen)
- bank rate
bank rate means the rate of interest established weekly by the Bank of Canada as the minimum rate at which the Bank of Canada makes short-term advances to members of the Canadian Payments Association. (taux d’escompte)
- demand for payment
demand for payment means a demand for payment in writing and includes a notification of a decision to impose a penalty under section 90.1 of the Act or of the amount of a penalty imposed under that section. (demande de paiement)
- due date
due date means, in respect of a debt,
(2) Interest is payable on all debts that are recoverable on or after the day on which this section comes into force.
(3) The accrual of interest on a debt, at the rate set out in subsection (4), begins on the due date.
(4) Interest accrues on a debt at a rate that is calculated daily and compounded monthly at the average bank rate plus three per cent.
(5) Interest does not accrue on a debt during the period in which a reconsideration under subsection 81(2) of the Act, an appeal under section 82 of the Act or section 55 of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act, or a judicial review under the Federal Courts Act is pending in respect of that debt.
(6) The accrual of interest on a debt or on a portion of the debt, as applicable, ceases on
(a) the day before the day on which a scheduled payment in respect of the debt or a payment of the debt in full is received by Her Majesty;
(b) the day on which the debt or the portion of the debt is remitted under subsection 66(3) of the Act;
(c) the day on which the penalty that constitutes the debt is reduced or the decision imposing that penalty is rescinded under
(i) subsection 90.1(4) of the Act, or
(ii) the latest of the following decisions in respect of a decision or determination of the Minister under section 90.1 of the Act:
(A) a decision of the Minister under subsection 81(2) of the Act, and
(B) a decision on an appeal under section 82 of the Act or section 55 of the Department of Employment and Social Development Act or a judicial review under the Federal Courts Act;
(d) the day on which the accrued interest is remitted under subsection (7); or
(e) the day on which the debtor dies.
(7) The conditions under which the Minister may remit in whole or in part the interest payable under this section are that
(a) the interest has ceased to accrue in accordance with paragraph (6)(c);
(b) the interest cannot be collected within the reasonably foreseeable future;
(c) the administrative costs of collecting the interest would exceed the amount of that interest; and
(d) the payment of the interest would result in undue hardship to the debtor.
- SOR/2010-45, s. 13;
- 2013, c. 40, s. 236;
- SOR/2013-61, s. 5.
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