Tax Court of Canada Rules of Procedure Respecting the Customs Act (Informal Procedure)
4 (1) An appeal referred to in section 3 shall be made in writing and set out, in general terms, the reasons for the appeal and the relevant facts. An appeal may be brought by a notice in the form set out in Schedule 4, but no special form of pleadings is required.
INSTITUTING AN APPEAL
(2) An appeal referred to in subsection (1) shall be instituted by
(3) The written appeal referred to in subsection (1) shall be filed
(a) by depositing the original of the written appeal in the Registry;
(b) by mailing the original of the written appeal to the Registry; or
(c) by sending a copy of the written appeal by fax or electronic mail to the Registry after having made arrangements acceptable to the Registrar for payment of the filing fee.
(4) The date of filing of a written appeal in the Registry is deemed to be the day on which the written appeal is received by the Registry.
(5) Where a written appeal is filed in accordance with paragraph (3)(c), the party who instituted the proceeding or that party’s counsel or agent shall forthwith send the original of the written appeal to the Registry.
POWERS OF COURT RE FILING FEE
(6) The Court may, on application made by an individual in the written appeal referred to in subsection (1), waive the payment of the filing fee where the Court is satisfied that its payment would cause severe financial hardship to the individual.
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