Assented to 2014-05-29
An Act restricting the fees charged by promoters of the disability tax credit and making consequential amendments to the Tax Court of Canada Act
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Marginal note:Short title
2 The following definitions apply in this Act.
claimant means an individual who is the subject of a disability tax credit request or who has a dependant on behalf of whom a disability tax credit request is made. (demandeur)
- disability tax credit request
disability tax credit request means a request, made in respect of a claimant,
(c) in respect of any deduction or overpayment of tax under the Income Tax Act that is contingent upon the eligibility for a deduction under subsection 118.3(1) or (2) of that Act. (demande de crédit d’impôt pour personnes handicapées)
fee means the fair market value of any consideration accepted or charged by a person, directly or indirectly, to prepare a disability tax credit request. (frais)
- maximum fee
maximum fee means the maximum fee set by regulations made under section 9. (frais maximaux)
Minister means the Minister of National Revenue. (ministre)
person has the same meaning as in subsection 248(1) of the Income Tax Act. (personne)
prescribed means prescribed by regulation. (Version anglaise seulement)
promoter means a person who, directly or indirectly, accepts or charges a fee in respect of a disability tax credit request. (promoteur)
Marginal note:Penalty for fee exceeding maximum fee
(2) Every promoter who contravenes subsection (1) is liable to a penalty in respect of the fee equal to the total of $1,000 and the amount determined by the formula
A – (B + C)
- is the fee in respect of a disability tax credit request,
- is the maximum fee, and
- is the amount of the fee in respect of the disability tax credit request that is repaid to the claimant within 120 days after notification is given to the Minister in accordance with section 4 or any longer period that is acceptable to the Minister.
Marginal note:Reporting requirement — promoter
4 Every promoter, other than a prescribed exempt promoter, must notify the Minister, in a form and manner authorized by the Minister, of the fee accepted or charged by the promoter in respect of a disability tax credit request if it exceeds the maximum fee.
Marginal note:Deceptive information
5 It is prohibited for a promoter to make, participate in, assent to or acquiesce in the making of any false or deceptive entries in a notification required under section 4.
6 Every promoter who fails to notify the Minister under section 4 or who contravenes section 5 is guilty of an offence and, in addition to any penalty otherwise provided, is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than $1,000 and not more than $25,000.
7 Every promoter who contravenes section 3 is guilty of an offence and, in addition to any penalty otherwise provided, is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than 100% and not more than 200% of the total of all amounts by which the fee exceeds the maximum fee amount in respect of a disability tax credit request.
Disclosure of Information
Marginal note:Information may be disclosed
8 Section 241 of the Income Tax Act does not apply to information or documents that can reasonably be regarded as necessary for the administration or enforcement of this Act and an official or authorized person, as defined for the purposes of that section, may make that information or a copy of any such documents available to any person for a purpose related to the administration or enforcement of this Act.
9 The Governor in Council may make regulations for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act including, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, regulations
Application of Income Tax Act
Marginal note:Provisions applicable
10 Sections 152, 158 and 159, subsections 161(1) and (11), sections 162 to 167 and 257, Division J of Part I and Part XV of the Income Tax Act are applicable with respect to the circumstances related to a disability tax credit request, with such modifications as the circumstances require.
Tax Court of Canada Act
Coming into Force
Marginal note:Order in council
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