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Insurable Earnings and Collection of Premiums Regulations (SOR/97-33)

Regulations are current to 2024-02-06 and last amended on 2018-04-04. Previous Versions

PART IIIDeemed Employers (continued)

Placement or Employment Agencies

 Where a person is placed in insurable employment by a placement or employment agency under an arrangement whereby the earnings of the person are paid by the agency, the agency shall, for the purposes of maintaining records, calculating the person’s insurable earnings and paying, deducting and remitting the premiums payable on those insurable earnings under the Act and these Regulations, be deemed to be the employer of the person.

Barbering or Hairdressing Establishments

  •  (1) Every owner or operator of a barbering or hairdressing establishment shall, for the purpose of maintaining records, calculating insurable earnings and paying the premiums payable on those insurable earnings under the Act and these Regulations, be deemed to be the employer of every person whose employment in connection with the establishment is included in insurable employment under paragraph 6(d) of the Employment Insurance Regulations.

  • (2) Every owner or operator of a barbering or hairdressing establishment who is deemed by subsection (1) to be an employer of a person shall, for each week in which the person is engaged in insurable employment in the establishment, pay and remit to the Receiver General the employee’s premiums and the employer’s premiums in accordance with the Act and these Regulations.

  • (3) Where the owner or operator of a barbering or hairdressing establishment is unable to determine the insurable earnings of a person whose employment in connection with the establishment is included in insurable employment under paragraph 6(d) of the Employment Insurance Regulations, the amount of insurable earnings of the person for each week during that employment shall be deemed, for the purposes of the Act and for the purposes of these Regulations, to be an amount (rounded to the nearest dollar) equal to 1/78 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings, unless the owner or operator of the establishment maintains records that show the number of days on which the person worked in each week, in which case the amount of the person’s insurable earnings for that week shall be deemed to be an amount (rounded to the nearest dollar) equal to the lesser of

    • (a) the number of days the person worked in that week multiplied by 1/390 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings, and

    • (b) 1/78 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings.

  • SOR/99-137, s. 2

Passenger Vehicle Operators

  •  (1) Every owner or operator of a business or public authority that employs a person or persons in employment described in paragraph 6(e) of the Employment Insurance Regulations shall, for the purposes of maintaining records, calculating insurable earnings and paying the premiums payable on those insurable earnings under the Act and these Regulations, be deemed to be the employer of every such person whose employment is included in insurable employment under that paragraph.

  • (2) Every owner or operator of a business or public authority who is deemed by subsection (1) to be an employer of a person shall, for each week during which the person is employed by the employer in insurable employment, pay and remit to the Receiver General the employee’s premiums and the employer’s premiums in accordance with the Act and these Regulations.

  • (3) Where the owner or operator of a business or public authority described in subsection (1) is unable to determine the insurable earnings of a person whose employment in connection with the business or authority is included in insurable employment under paragraph 6(e) of the Employment Insurance Regulations, the insurable earnings of the person for each week during that employment shall be deemed, for the purposes of the Act and for the purposes of these Regulations, to be an amount (rounded to the nearest dollar) equal to 1/78 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings, unless the owner or operator of the business or public authority maintains records that show the number of days on which the person worked in each week, in which case the amount of the person’s insurable earnings for that week shall be deemed to be an amount (rounded to the nearest dollar) equal to the lesser of

    • (a) the number of days the person worked in that week multiplied by 1/390 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings, and

    • (b) 1/78 of the maximum yearly insurable earnings.

  • SOR/99-137, s. 3

Other Deemed Employers

  •  (1) Where, in any case not coming within any other provision of these Regulations, an insured person works

    • (a) under the general control or direct supervision of, or is paid by, a person other than the insured person’s actual employer, or

    • (b) with the concurrence of a person other than the insured person’s actual employer, on premises or property with respect to which that other person has any rights or privileges under a licence, permit or agreement,

    that other person shall, for the purposes of maintaining records, calculating the insurable earnings of the insured person and paying, deducting and remitting the premiums payable on those insurable earnings under the Act and these Regulations, be deemed to be the employer of the insured person in addition to the actual employer.

  • (2) The amount of any employer’s premium paid by the person who is deemed to be the employer under subsection (1) is recoverable by that person from the actual employer.

  • (3) Where a person who is deemed under these Regulations to be an employer of an insured person fails to pay, deduct or remit the premiums that an employer is required to pay, deduct or remit under the Act or these Regulations, the provisions of Parts IV and VI of the Act shall apply to the person as if the person were the actual employer.

PART IVInformation Returns

Filing of Employer’s Returns

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), every employer or other person deemed to be an employer by these Regulations who makes a payment of remuneration or other amount or provides board, lodging or any other benefit, the value of which is required under these Regulations to be included in determining insurable earnings of a person employed in insurable employment during a year, shall, without notice or demand therefor, file with the Minister a duly completed information return for that year, in a form authorized by the Minister, on or before the last day of February of the next following year.

  • (2) A person carrying on a business or other activity in respect of which the person employs insured persons in insurable employment shall, within 30 days after the day the person ceases to carry on that business or other activity and without notice or demand therefor, file with the Minister the information return required by subsection (1).

Returns on Demand

 Every person who makes or has made a payment of earnings during a year to a person employed in insurable employment shall on demand by registered letter from the Minister make an information return in a form authorized by the Minister containing the information required therein and shall file the return with the Minister within such reasonable time as may be stipulated in the registered letter.

Legal Representatives and Others

  •  (1) When a person who is required to make an information return under this Part dies without having made the return as required, the return shall be made and filed by the person’s executor, the liquidator of the person’s succession or other legal representative of the person within 90 days after the date of the person’s death and shall be in respect of the year in which the person died or, if the return is required in respect of a year before the year in which the person died, in respect of that year.

  • (2) Every trustee in bankruptcy, assignee, liquidator, curator, receiver, trustee, tutor or committee and every agent, mandatary or other person administering, managing, winding up, controlling or otherwise dealing with the property, business or estate of a person who has not filed a return for a year as required by this Part shall file that return, duly completed, on that person’s behalf.

Distribution of Insured Person’s Portion of Return

  •  (1) Every person required by sections 11 to 13 to file an information return for a year with the Minister shall supply to each insured person to whose premiums the return relates two copies of the portion of the return relating to that insured person.

  • (2) The copies referred to in subsection (1) shall, on or before the day the information return is required to be filed with the Minister, be sent to the insured person by mail addressed to the person at the person’s latest known address or delivered to the person.

Penalties

  •  (1) Every person who fails to file a return as and when required by this Part is liable to a penalty equal to the greater of $100 and the product obtained when $25 is multiplied by the number of days during which the non-compliance occurs, to a maximum of $2,500.

  • (2) Every person who fails to comply with section 14 is liable to a penalty equal to the greater of $100 and the product obtained when $25 is multiplied by the number of days during which the non-compliance occurs, to a maximum of $2,500.

PART VRecords

  •  (1) Where records, books of account, accounts or vouchers of an employer are not kept as required by section 87 of the Act, or any document related thereto is not kept, an officer of the Department of National Revenue shall determine in accordance with the Act and these Regulations the amount of insurable earnings and premiums payable on those insurable earnings in respect of each insured person who is employed in insurable employment by the employer.

  • (2) Where an amount of insurable earnings of an insured person or a remitted amount of employee’s premiums cannot be allocated to a particular person, that amount may, within three years after the end of the year to which the insurable earnings or employee’s premiums relate, be allocated to a particular insured person to whom it pertains for a pay period based on such evidence as the Minister may, obtain.

PART VIPrescribed Interest Rates and Refunds of Overpayment

  •  (1) Where an overpayment of premiums is refunded to a person, other than an employer or purported employer or person deemed to be an employer by these Regulations, or applied to a liability of the person being refunded to Her Majesty in right of Canada, interest to be paid or applied under subsection 96(13) of the Act shall be calculated at the rate prescribed in paragraph 18(2)(b) and for the period that begins on the latest of

    • (a) June 15 of the year following the year in respect of which the premiums were paid,

    • (b) 45 days after the day on which the application for the refund was received, and

    • (c) the day on which the overpayment arose

    and ends on the day on which the amount is so refunded or applied.

  • (2) Where an overpayment of premiums is refunded to an employer or purported employer or person deemed by these Regulations to be an employer, or applied to a liability of the employer or purported or deemed employer to Her Majesty in right of Canada, interest to be paid or applied under subsection 96(13) of the Act shall be calculated at the rate prescribed in paragraph 18(2)(b) and for the period that begins on the later of

    • (a) the day on which the remittance that created the overpayment was received, and

    • (b) the day on which the remittance that created the overpayment was due to be received

    and ends on the day the amount is so refunded or applied.

  •  (1) For the purposes of subsection (2), quarter means any of the following periods in a year:

    • (a) the period that begins on January 1 and ends on March 31;

    • (b) the period that begins on April 1 and ends on June 30;

    • (c) the period that begins on July 1 and ends on September 30; and

    • (d) the period that begins on October 1 and ends on December 31.

  • (2) For the purposes of

    • (a) every provision of the Act that requires interest at a prescribed rate to be paid to the Receiver General, the prescribed rate in effect during any particular quarter is the total of

      • (i) the rate that is the simple arithmetic mean, expressed as a percentage per annum and rounded to the next higher whole percentage if the mean is not a whole percentage, of all amounts each of which is the average equivalent yield, expressed as a percentage per annum, of Government of Canada Treasury Bills that mature approximately three months after their date of issue and that are sold at auctions of Government of Canada Treasury Bills during the first month of the quarter preceding the particular quarter, and

      • (ii) 4 per cent; and

    • (b) every provision of the Act that requires interest at a prescribed rate to be paid or applied on an amount payable by the Minister, the prescribed rate in effect during any particular quarter is the total of

      • (i) the rate determined under subparagraph (a)(i) in respect of the particular quarter, and

      • (ii) if the amount is payable to a corporation, zero per cent, and in any other case, 2 per cent.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsection 152.26(1) and (2) of the Act, the prescribed rate in effect is the same as that set out in paragraph (2)(a).

  • SOR/98-137, s. 3
  • 2010, c. 12, s. 35
  • SOR/2010-11, s. 1
  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 96(9) of the Act, employers are associated employers

    • (a) if they are associated or deemed to be associated under the Income Tax Act; or

    • (b) if one of them acquires a business or part of a business from the other by purchase, sale, amalgamation or merger, or by any other means.

  • (2) If two or more employers are associated with each other and are entitled to a premium refund under subsection 96(6), (7), (8.2) or (8.3) of the Act, the premium refund for the employers shall not exceed the maximum premium refund available under the Act, and the refund shall be allocated among them either

    • (a) according to the terms of a written agreement signed by all the associated employers and filed with the Minister no later than February 28 of the year after the year in which the employer premiums were paid, or

    • (b) in the absence of such an agreement, by

      • (i) multiplying the premium refund for the year calculated under section 96 of the Act by the amount paid in employer premiums by the associated employer in the year, and

      • (ii) dividing the amount calculated under subparagraph (i) by the total amount of employer premiums paid by all the associated employers in the year.

  • SOR/98-137, s. 4
  • SOR/98-306, s. 1
  • SOR/99-137, s. 4
  • SOR/2000-158, s. 3

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on January 1, 1997.

 

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