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Tax Court of Canada Rules (Informal Procedure)

SOR/90-688b

TAX COURT OF CANADA ACT

Registration 1990-10-01

Tax Court of Canada Rules (Informal Procedure)

P.C. 1990-2121  1990-09-27

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 22(3)Footnote * of the Tax Court of Canada Act, the rules committee of the Tax Court of Canada published a notice of the proposed revocation of the Tax Review Board Rules, C.R.C., c. 1513, and the Tax Court of Canada Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Award of Costs (Income Tax Act)Footnote **, except in respect of any appeals or proceedings instituted before January 1, 1991, and a copy of the proposed Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) and the proposed Tax Court of Canada Rules (Informal Procedure), substantially in the form annexed hereto, in the Canada Gazette Part I on April 21, 1990, and invited any interested person to make representations to the rules committee with respect thereto;

Therefore, the rules committee of the Tax Court of Canada, pursuant to section 20Footnote *** of the Tax Court of Canada Act and subject to the approval of the Governor in Council, hereby

Dated this 7th day of September 1990

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J.-C. Couture,

Chief Judge

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D. H. Christie,

Associate Chief Judge

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M. J. Bonner

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A. Garon

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Helen C. Turner

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Maurice Regnier, Q.C.

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice, pursuant to subsection 20(1)Footnote * of the Tax Court of Canada Act, is pleased hereby to approve

  • (a) the revocation, by the rules committee of the Tax Court of Canada, effective January 1, 1991, of the Tax Review Board Rules, C.R.C., c. l5l3, and the Tax Court of Canada Rules of Practice and Procedure for the Award of Costs (Income Tax Act), approved by Order in Council P.C. 1985-183 on January 24, 1985Footnote **, except in respect of any appeals or proceedings instituted before January 1, 1991; and

  • (b) the making, by the rules committee of the Tax Court of Canada, effective January 1, 1991, of the Tax Court of Canada Rules (General Procedure) and the Tax Court of Canada Rules (Informal Procedure), in substitution therefor.

Short Title

 These rules may be cited as the Tax Court of Canada Rules (Informal Procedure).

Interpretation

 In these rules,

Act

Act means the Tax Court of Canada Act; (Loi)

assessment

assessment includes a determination, a redetermination, a reassessment, and an additional assessment; (cotisation)

counsel

counsel means every person who may practise as a barrister, advocate, attorney or solicitor in any of the provinces; (avocat)

Minister

Minister means the Minister of National Revenue; (ministre)

Registrar

Registrar means the person appointed as Registrar of the Court by the Chief Administrator of the Courts Administration Service in consultation with the Chief Justice. (greffier)

Registry

Registry means the Registry established by the Chief Administrator of the Courts Administration Service at the principal office of the Court at 200 Kent Street, 2nd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0M1 (telephone: (613) 992-0901 or 1-800-927-5499; fax: (613) 957-9034; website: www.tcc-cci.gc.ca) or at any other local office of the Court specified in notices published by the Court. (greffe)

  • SOR/93-97, s. 1
  • SOR/95-114, s. 1
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 1

Application

 These rules apply to all appeals in the Tax Court of Canada under the Income Tax Act that are governed by the informal procedure and, with such modifications as the circumstances require, in respect of appeals arising under the Petroleum and Gas Revenue Tax Act.

  • SOR/93-97, s. 2

Form of Appeal

  •  (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.

HOW APPEAL INSTITUTED

  • (2) An appeal referred to in subsection (1) shall be instituted by

    • (a) filing the original of the written appeal referred to in subsection (1) in the Registry; and

    • (b) paying $100 as a filing fee.

  • (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 the payment of the filing fee.

FILING DATE

  • (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.

ELECTRONIC FILING

  • (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.

  • (7) and (8) [Repealed, SOR/2004-101, s. 2]

  • SOR/99-210, s. 1
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 2

Appellant’s Address for Service of Documents

[SOR/2004-101, s. 3]
  •  (1) The notice of appeal shall also include the appellant’s address for service of documents.

  • (2) The appellant’s address for service may be the address of the appellant, the appellant’s counsel or agent.

  • (3) A written notice of any change in the appellant’s address for service shall forthwith be given at the Registry by the appellant, the appellant’s counsel or agent, which address shall thereafter be that party’s address for service.

  • (4) Until notice of a change of the appellant’s address for service is received at the Registry any service required to be made on the appellant of any documents pertaining to his appeal shall be made by mail to the address contained in the notice of appeal and shall constitute good and sufficient service on the appellant.

Reply to Notice of Appeal

  •  (1) Every reply to a notice of appeal shall contain a statement of

    • (a) the facts that are admitted,

    • (b) the facts that are denied,

    • (c) the facts of which the respondent has no knowledge and puts in issue,

    • (d) the findings or assumptions of fact made by the Minister when making the assessment,

    • (e) any other material facts,

    • (f) the issues to be decided,

    • (g) the statutory provisions relied on,

    • (h) the reasons the respondent intends to rely on, and

    • (i) the relief sought.

  • (2) Within five days after a reply is filed, the Minister of National Revenue shall serve a copy of it by registered mail addressed to the appellant’s address for service of documents.

  • SOR/93-97, s. 3

Expert Witnesses

  •  (1) A party who intends to call an expert witness at the hearing of an appeal shall, not less than 10 days before the commencement of the hearing, file at the Registry and serve on the other parties a report, signed by the expert, setting out the expert’s name, address and qualifications and the substance of the expert’s testimony.

  • (2) An expert witness may not testify, except with leave of the presiding judge, if subsection (1) has not been satisfied.

Discontinuance

  •  (1) A party who instituted an appeal in the Court may, at any time, discontinue that appeal by written notice.

  • (2) Such discontinuance may be in the form set out in Schedule 8 to these rules.

 [Repealed, SOR/2004-101, s. 4]

Costs

  •  (1) Costs on an appeal shall be at the discretion of the judge by whom the appeal is disposed of in the circumstances set out in subsection 18.26(1) of the Act which reads as follows:

    • “18.26 (1) Where an appeal referred to in section 18 is allowed, the Court

      • (a) shall reimburse to the appellant the filing fee paid by the appellant under paragraph 18.15(3)(b); and

      • (b) where the judgment reduces the aggregate of all amounts in issue or the amount of interest in issue, or increases the amount of loss in issue, as the case may be, by more than one-half, may award costs to the appellant in accordance with the rules of Court.”

  • (2) A judge may direct the payment of costs in a fixed sum, in lieu of any taxed costs.

  • SOR/2004-101, s. 5

 On the taxation of party and party costs the following fees may be allowed for the services of counsel

  • (a) for the preparation of a notice of appeal or for advice relating to the appeal, $185;

  • (b) for preparing for a hearing, $250;

  • (c) for the conduct of a hearing, $375 for each half day or part of a half day; and

  • (d) for the taxation of costs, $60.

  • SOR/2004-101, s. 6

 Unless otherwise directed by the Court, where an appellant is represented or assisted by an advisor other than counsel, disbursements in respect of services referred to in section 11 may be allowed on the taxation of party and party costs in an amount not to exceed one half of the amounts listed in section 11.

  • SOR/2004-101, s. 7
  •  (1) Such other disbursements may be allowed as were essential for the conduct of the appeal if it is established that the disbursements were made or that the party is liable for them.

  • (2) There may be allowed all services, sales, use or consumption taxes and other like taxes paid or payable on any counsel fees and disbursements allowed if it is established that such taxes have been paid or are payable and are not otherwise reimbursed or reimbursable in any manner whatever, including, without restriction, by means of claims for input tax credits in respect of such taxes.

  • SOR/2004-101, s. 7
  •  (1) A witness, other than a witness who appears to give evidence as an expert, is entitled to be paid by the party who arranged for his attendance $50 per day, plus reasonable and proper transportation and living expenses.

  • (1.1) An amount is not payable under subsection (1) in respect of an appellant unless the appellant is called upon to testify by counsel for the respondent.

  • (2) There may be paid to a witness who appears to give evidence as an expert a reasonable payment, not to exceed $300 per day unless the Court otherwise directs, for the services performed by the witness in preparing himself to give evidence and giving evidence.

  • (3) and (4) [Repealed, SOR/2004-101, s. 8]

  • SOR/96-504, s. 1
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 8
  •  (1) Subject to subsection 10(2), costs shall be taxed by the Registrar or such other person as may be designated by the Chief Justice as a taxing officer.

  • (2) An appellant whose costs are to be taxed shall file with the Registrar a bill of costs, which may be in the form set out in Schedule 13.

  • (3) The Registrar shall forthwith send a true copy of the bill of costs to counsel for the respondent.

  • (4) Immediately following the taxation the Registrar shall send to each of the parties a certificate of taxation.

  • SOR/2004-101, s. 20(E)
  •  (1) Any party may appeal to a judge of the Court from the taxation, such appeal to be exercised by notice in writing sent to the Registrar within 20 days of the date of mailing of the certificate of taxation.

  • (2) The time referred to in subsection (1) may be extended by a Judge of the Court.

Costs in Vexatious Proceedings

 Where a judge has made an order under section 19.1 of the Act, costs may be awarded against the person in respect of whom the order has been made.

  • SOR/2004-101, s. 9

Removal of an Appeal from the Informal Procedure to the General Procedure or from the General Procedure to the Informal Procedure

 An application by the Deputy Attorney General of Canada to remove the appeal from the informal procedure to the general procedure shall be by motion, and the Court may give such directions as are necessary for the subsequent conduct of the appeal. There shall be no additional filing fee for proceeding in the general procedure unless the Court so directs.

  • SOR/2004-101, s. 10
  •  (1) Where an appeal has been instituted to which the general procedure in the Act is applicable, and if

    • (a) the aggregate of all amounts in issue is equal to or less than $12,000,

    • (b) the amount of the loss that is determined under subsection 152(1.1) of the Income Tax Act and that is in issue is equal to or less than $24,000, or

    • (c) the only subject-matter of the appeal is an amount of interest assessed under the Income Tax Act,

    the appellant may, within 90 days from the date on which the reply is served or within such additional time as the Court may, on motion for special reasons, allow, elect that the informal procedure under the Act shall apply to the appeal.

  • (2) The election under subsection (1) may be in the form set out in Schedule 16.

  • SOR/93-97, s. 4
  • SOR/94-85, s. 1

Election to Limit Appeal to Informal Procedure

  •  (1) Where

    • (a) the aggregate of all amounts in issue exceeds $12,000, or

    • (b) the amount of the loss in issue exceeds $24,000,

    and the appellant wants the informal procedure under the Act to apply to the appeal, the appellant shall elect to limit the appeal to $12,000 or $24,000, as the case may be.

  • (2) Where the appellant wishes to make an election under this section in the notice of appeal, the notice of appeal may be in the form set out in Schedule 17(2).

  • (3) Where the appellant wishes to make an election under this section after filing the notice of appeal, the election may be in the form set out in Schedule 17(3).

  • SOR/94-85, s. 2
  • SOR/95-114, s. 2

Application for Extension of Time

  •  (1) A person who has made an application to the Minister to extend the time for the serving of a notice of objection or the making of a request in writing to the Minister for an assessment or determination in respect of an avoidance transaction may apply to the Court to have the application granted after either

    • (a) the Minister has refused the application, or

    • (b) 90 days have elapsed after service of the application and the Minister has not notified the person of the Minister’s decision,

    but no application under this section may be made after the expiration of 90 days after the day on which notification of the Minister’s decision was mailed to the person.

  • (2) An application made under subsection (1) may be in the form set out in Schedule 18(1)—OBJECTION or 18(2)—REQUEST, as the case may be.

  • (3) An application made under subsection (1) shall be made by filing with the Registrar, in the same manner as appeals are filed under subsections 4(3) and (5), three copies of the application made to the Minister accompanied by three copies of the notice of objection or the request, as the case may be, and three copies of the Minister’s decision, if any.

  • (4) The Court may dispose of an application made under subsection (1) by

    • (a) dismissing it, or

    • (b) granting it,

    and, in granting it, may impose such terms as it deems just or order that the notice of objection or the request be deemed to be a valid objection or request as of the date of the order.

  • (5) No application shall be granted under this section to a person unless

    • (a) the application was made within one year after

      • (i) the expiration of the time specified by the Income Tax Act for serving a notice of objection*, or

        * Subsection 165(1) of the Income Tax Act provides:
        "165. (1) A taxpayer who objects to an assessment under this Part may serve on the Minister a notice of objection, in writing, setting out the reasons for the objection and all relevant facts,
        (a) where the assessment is in respect of the taxpayer for a taxation year and the taxpayer is an individual (other than a trust) or a testamentary trust, on or before the later of
        (i) the day that is one year after the taxpayer’s filing-due date for the year, and
        (ii) the day that is 90 days after the day of mailing of the notice of assessment; and
        (b) in any other case, on or before the day that is 90 days after the day of mailing of the notice of assessment.”
        Subsection 248(1) provides:
        “filing-due date” for a taxation year of a taxpayer means the day on or before which the taxpayer’s return of income under Part I for the year is required to be filed or would be required to be filed if tax under that Part were payable by the taxpayer for the year;"
      • (ii) the lapse of 180 days after the day of mailing of a notice under subsection 245(6) of the Income Tax Act; and

    • (b) the person demonstrates that

      • (i) within the applicable time specified in subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii), the person

        • (A) was unable to act or instruct another to act in the person’s name, or

        • (B) had a bona fide intention to object to the assessment or make the request,

      • (ii) given the reasons set out in the application and the circumstances of the case, it would be just and equitable to grant the application, and

      • (iii) the application to extend time was made to the Minister as soon as circumstances permitted it to be made.

  • SOR/95-114, s. 3
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 11
  •  (1) An application for an order extending the time within which an appeal may be instituted may be in the form set out in Schedule 18.1.

  • (2) An application under subsection (1) shall be made by filing with the Registrar, in the same manner as appeals are filed under subsections 4(3) and (5), three copies of the application accompanied by three copies of the notice of appeal.

  • (3) No application shall be granted under this section to a person unless

    • (a) the application is made within one year after the expiration of 90 days after the day on which the notice was mailed to the person informing the person that the Minister has confirmed the assessment or has reassessed; and

    • (b) the person demonstrates that

      • (i) within the 90-day period specified in paragraph (a) the person

        • (A) was unable to act or to instruct another to act in the person’s name, or

        • (B) had a bona fide intention to appeal,

      • (ii) given the reasons set out in the application and the circumstances of the case, it would be just and equitable to grant the application,

      • (iii) the application was made as soon as circumstances permitted it to be made, and

      • (iv) there are reasonable grounds for appealing from the assessment.

  • SOR/95-114, s. 3
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 12

Judgments on Admissions or Certain Documentary Evidence

 A party may, at any stage of a proceeding, apply for judgment in respect of any matter

  • (a) upon any admission in the pleadings or other documents filed in the Court, or in the examination of another party, or

  • (b) in respect of which the only evidence consists of documents and such affidavits as are necessary to prove the execution or identity of the documents,

without waiting for the determination of any other question between the parties.

  • SOR/99-210, s. 2
  • err.(E), Vol. 133, No. 13

Subpoena

  •  (1) A party who requires the attendance of a person as a witness at a hearing may serve the person with a subpoena requiring the person to attend the hearing at the time and place stated in the subpoena and the subpoena may also require the person to produce at the hearing the documents or other things in the person’s possession, control or power relating to the matters in question in the appeal that are specified in the subpoena.

  • (2) On the request of a party or of counsel, the Registrar, or some other person authorized by the Chief Justice, shall sign, seal and issue a blank subpoena and the party or counsel may complete the subpoena and insert the names of any number of witnesses.

  • (3) A subpoena shall be served on a witness personally and, at the same time, witness fees and expenses in accordance with section 12 shall be paid or tendered to the witness.

  • SOR/93-97, s. 5
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 20(E)

General

 Subject to any order that the Court, in special circumstances, may make restricting access to a particular file by persons other than the parties to a matter before the Court, any person may, subject to appropriate supervision, and when the facilities of the Court permit without interfering with the ordinary work of the Court,

  • (a) inspect any Court file relating to a matter before the Court; and

  • (b) on payment of $0.40 per page, obtain a photocopy of any document on a Court file.

  • SOR/95-114, s. 4
  •  (1) Failure to comply with these rules shall not render any proceedings void unless the Court so directs, but such proceedings may be set aside either in whole or in part as irregular and may be amended or otherwise dealt with in such manner and on such terms as, in the opinion of the Court, the circumstances of the case require.

  • (2) Where a person makes an application to set aside a proceeding for irregularity, the objections intended to be put forward shall be stated clearly in the application.

  • (3) The Court may, where and as necessary in the interests of justice, dispense with compliance with any rule at any time.

  • (4) Where matters are not provided for in these rules, the practice shall be determined by the Court, either on a motion for directions or after the event if no such motion has been made.

  • SOR/2004-101, s. 13

Contempt of Court

  •  (1) A person is guilty of contempt of court who

    • (a) at a hearing of the Court fails to maintain a respectful attitude, remain silent or refrain from showing approval or disapproval of the proceeding;

    • (b) wilfully disobeys a process or order of the Court;

    • (c) acts in such a way as to interfere with the orderly administration of justice or to impair the authority or dignity of the Court;

    • (d) is an officer of the Court and fails to perform his or her duties;

    • (e) is a sheriff or bailiff and does not execute a writ forthwith or does not make a return thereof; or

    • (f) contrary to these rules and without lawful excuse,

      • (i) refuses or neglects to obey a subpoena or to attend at the time and place appointed for his or her examination for discovery,

      • (ii) refuses to be sworn or to affirm or to answer any question put to him or her,

      • (iii) refuses or neglects to produce or permit to be inspected any document or other property, or

      • (iv) refuses or neglects to answer interrogatories or to make discovery of documents.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (6), before a person may be found in contempt of court, the person alleged to be in contempt shall be served with an order, made on the motion of a person who has an interest in the proceeding or at the Court’s own initiative, requiring the person alleged to be in contempt

    • (a) to appear before a judge at a time and place stipulated in the order;

    • (b) to be prepared to hear proof of the act with which the person is charged, which shall be described in the order with sufficient particularity to enable the person to know the nature of the case against the person; and

    • (c) to be prepared to present any defence that the person may have.

  • (3) A motion for an order under subsection (2) may be made ex parte.

  • (4) An order may be made under subsection (2) if the Court is satisfied that there is a prima facie case that contempt has been committed.

  • (5) An order under subsection (2) shall be personally served, together with any supporting documents, unless otherwise ordered by the Court.

  • (6) In a case of urgency, a person may be found in contempt of court for an act committed in the presence of a judge in the exercise of his or her functions and condemned at once, provided that the person has first been called on to justify his or her behaviour.

  • (7) A finding of contempt shall be based on proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

  • (8) A person alleged to be in contempt may not be compelled to testify.

  • (9) Where the Court considers it necessary, it may request the assistance of the Attorney General of Canada or any other person in relation to any proceedings for contempt.

  • (10) Where a person is found to be in contempt, a judge may order, in addition to any other order made in respect of the proceedings, any or all of the following:

    • (a) that the person be imprisoned for a period of less than two years;

    • (b) that the person pay a fine;

    • (c) that the person do or refrain from doing any act;

    • (d) that the person’s property be sequestered; and

    • (e) that the person pay costs.

  • SOR/2004-101, s. 13

SCHEDULE 4(Section 4)Notice of Appeal (Informal Procedure)

TAX COURT OF CANADA
BETWEEN:
(name)
Appellant,
and
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF APPEAL
TAKE NOTICE THAT (name) appeals to the Court from (identify the assessment(s) (which include(s) a determination, a redetermination, a reassessment and an additional assessment) under appeal, including date of the assessment(s) and taxation year(s)).
A.Reasons for the appeal. Here state why you say the assessment(s) is (are) wrong.
B.Statement of relevant facts in support of the appeal.
I ELECT to have the informal procedure provided by sections 18.1 to 18.28 of the Tax Court of Canada Act apply to this appeal.
Date:_______________________________
(Signature)
(Set out name, address for service and telephone number   of appellant, appellant’s counsel or appellant’s agent)
TO:      The Registrar
Tax Court of Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M1
or
Any other office of the Court mentioned in section 2.
PLEASE NOTE that if the aggregate of all amounts in issue exceeds $12,000 or the amount of loss in issue exceeds $24,000 and you wish to proceed under the informal procedure, use Schedule 17(2).
  • SOR/94-85, s. 3
  • SOR/99-210, s. 3
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 14

SCHEDULE 8(Section 8)Notice of Discontinuance (Informal Procedure)

TAX COURT OF CANADA
BETWEEN:
(name)
Appellant,
and
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF DISCONTINUANCE
TAKE NOTICE THAT the appellant discontinues the appeal from (identify the assessment(s) (which include(s) a determination, a redetermination, a reassessment and an additional reassessment) under appeal, including date of assessment(s) and taxation year(s)).
Date:_______________________________
(Signature)
(Set out name, address for  service and telephone number of appellant, appellant’s counsel or appellant’s agent)
TO:      The Registrar
Tax Court of Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M1
or
Any other office of the Court mentioned in section 2.
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 15

SCHEDULE 13(Section 13)Bill of Costs (Informal Procedure)

TAX COURT OF CANADA
BETWEEN:
(name)
Appellant,
and
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,
Respondent.
BILL OF COSTS
This is my bill of costs in the above appeal.
A. For services of counsel I claim the following:
  • (a) preparation of notice of appeal, $_______________

  • (b) preparation of hearing, $_______________

  • (c) conducting the hearing (   ), $_______________

(Indicate the number of half days)
  • (d) for taxation of costs, $_______________

B. For witnesses’ fees I claim the following: $__________
(Please indicate the number of witnesses and attach receipts and other supporting documents)
C. For expert witnesses I claim the following: $__________
(Please attach receipts and other supporting documents)
D. Other disbursements: $__________
(Please attach receipts and other supporting documents)
Date:_______________________________
(Signature)
(Set out name, address for service and telephone number of appellant, appellant’s counsel or appellant’s agent)
TO:      The Registrar
Tax Court of Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M1
or
Any other office of the Court mentioned in section 2.

SCHEDULE 16(Section 16)Election To Have Informal Procedure Apply (Informal Procedure)

TAX COURT OF CANADA
BETWEEN:
(name)
Appellant,
and
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,
Respondent.
ELECTION
TAKE NOTICE THAT the appellant elects that the informal procedure under the Act shall apply to the appeal.
Date:_______________________________
(Signature)
(Set out name, address for  service and telephone number  of appellant, appellant’s counsel or appellant’s agent)
TO:      The Registrar
Tax Court of Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M1
or
Any other office of the
Court mentioned in
section 2.

SCHEDULE 17(2)(Subsection 17(2))Notice of Appeal with Election Limiting Amounts in Issue (Informal Procedure)

TAX COURT OF CANADA
BETWEEN:
(name)
Appellant,
and
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF APPEAL, ELECTION AND WAIVER
TAKE NOTICE THAT (name) appeals to the Court from (identify the assessment(s) (which include(s) a determination, a redetermination, a reassessment and an additional assessment) under appeal, including date of the assessment(s) and taxation year(s)).
A. Reasons for the appeal. Here state why you say the assessment(s) is (are) wrong.
B. Statement of relevant facts in support of the appeal.
I ELECT to have the informal procedure under the Act apply to this appeal and for this purpose I elect, in accordance with section 17, to limit the appeal to $12,000 as being the aggregate of all amounts in issue in this appeal or, where the amount in issue is a loss, to limit the amount of that loss to $24,000.
Date:_________________________________
(Signature)
(Set out name, address for service and telephone number  of appellant, appellant’s  counsel or appellant’s agent)
TO:      The Registrar
Tax Court of Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M1
or
Any other office of the Court mentioned in section 2.
  • SOR/94-85, s. 3
  • SOR/95-114, ss. 5, 6
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 16

SCHEDULE 17(3)(Subsection 17(3))Election Limiting Amounts In Issue (Informal Procedure)

TAX COURT OF CANADA
BETWEEN:
(name)
Appellant,
and
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,
Respondent.
ELECTION AND WAIVER
I ELECT to have the informal procedure under the Act apply to this appeal and for this purpose I elect, in accordance with section 17, to limit the appeal to $12,000 as being the aggregate of all amounts in issue in this appeal or, where the amount in issue is a loss, to limit the amount of that loss to $24,000.
Date:_______________________________
(Signature)
(Set out name, address for service and telephone number  of appellant, appellant’s  counsel or appellant’s agent)
TO:      The Registrar
Tax Court of Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M1
or
Any other office of the Court mentioned in section 2.
  • SOR/95-114, s. 7

SCHEDULE 18(1)-OBJECTION(Subsection 18(2))Application for Extension of Time for the Serving of a Notice of Objection (Informal Procedure)

TAX COURT OF CANADA
BETWEEN:
(name)
Applicant,
and
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,
Respondent.
APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR THE SERVING OF A NOTICE OF OBJECTION
I HEREBY apply for an order extending the time within which a notice of objection to an assessment (here identify the assessment(s) (which include(s) a determination, a redetermination, a reassessment and an additional assessment) and the period to which the assessment(s) relate(s)) may be served.
Here state why it was not possible to serve the notice of objection within the time specified for doing so and any other relevant reasons in support of the application.*
Date:_______________________________
(Signature)
(Set out name, address for service and telephone number of applicant, applicant’s counsel  or applicant’s agent)
TO:      The Registrar
Tax Court of Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M1
or
Any other office of the Court mentioned in section 2.
*PLEASE NOTE that three copies of this application accompanied by three copies of the application made to the Minister, three copies of the notice of objection and three copies of the Minister’s decision, if any, must be filed with the Registrar of the Tax Court of Canada in the same manner as appeals are filed under subsections 4(3) and (5).
  • SOR/95-114, s. 8
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 17

SCHEDULE 18(2)-REQUEST(Subsection 18(2))Application for Extension of Time for Making a Request that the Minister Make an Assessment, a Reassessment, an Additional Assessment or a Determination (Informal Procedure)

TAX COURT OF CANADA
BETWEEN:
(name)
Applicant,
and
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,
Respondent.
APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR MAKING A REQUEST TO THE MINISTER
I HEREBY apply for an order extending the time within which I may make a request to the Minister for (here identify whether it is for an assessment, a reassessment, an additional assessment or a determination and the avoidance transaction(s) to which it relates).
Here state why it was not possible to make the request within the 180 days after the day of mailing of the notice of assessment, reassessment, additional assessment or determination, as the case may be, and any other relevant reasons in support of the application.*
Date:_________________________________
(Signature)
(Set out name, address for service and telephone number of applicant, applicant’s counsel  or applicant’s agent)
TO:      The Registrar
Tax Court of Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M1
or
Any other office of the Court mentioned in section 2.
*PLEASE NOTE that three copies of this application accompanied by three copies of the application made to the Minister, three copies of the request and three copies of the Minister’s decision, if any, must be filed with the Registrar of the Tax Court of Canada in the same manner as appeals are filed under subsections 4(3) and (5).
  • SOR/95-114, s. 8
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 18

SCHEDULE 18.1(Subsection 18.1(1))Application for Extension of Time within which an Appeal May Be Instituted (Informal Procedure)

TAX COURT OF CANADA
BETWEEN:
(name)
Applicant,
and
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN,
Respondent.
APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME WITHIN WHICH AN APPEAL MAY BE INSTITUTED
I HEREBY apply for an order extending the time within which an appeal may be instituted (identify the assessment(s) (which include(s) a determination, a redetermination, a reassessment and an additional assessment) and the period to which the assessment(s) relate(s)).
Here set out the reasons why the appeal to the Court was not instituted before the expiration of 90 days after the day the notice of assessment was mailed and any other relevant reasons in support of the application.*
Date:_________________________________
(Signature)
(Set out name, address for service and telephone number of applicant, applicant’s counsel  or applicant’s agent)
TO:     The Registrar
Tax Court of Canada
200 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0M1
or
Any other office of the Court mentioned in section 2.
*PLEASE NOTE that three copies of this application accompanied by three copies of a notice of appeal must be filed with the Registrar of the Tax Court of Canada in the same manner as appeals are filed under subsections 4(3) and (5).
  • SOR/95-114, s. 8
  • SOR/2004-101, s. 19
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