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Legislative Proposals

Legislative Proposals to Implement Registered Disability Savings Plans

Part 1 
Amendments Relating to Income Tax

Income Tax Act

   1.  Paragraph 4(3)(a) of the Income Tax Act is replaced by the following:

(a)  subject to paragraph (b), all deductions permitted in computing a taxpayer’s income for a taxation year for the purposes of this Part, except any deduction permitted by any of paragraphs 60(b) to (o), (p), (r) and (v) to (z), shall apply either wholly or in part to a particular source or to sources in a particular place; and

   2.  Subsection 18(11) of the Act is amended by striking out the word “or” at the end of paragraph (g), by adding the word “or” at the end of paragraph (h) and by adding the following after paragraph (h):

(i)  making a contribution to a registered disability savings plan,

   3.  Clause 40(2)(g)(iv)(A) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(A)  a trust governed by a deferred profit sharing plan, an employees profit sharing plan, a registered disability savings plan or a registered retirement income fund under which the taxpayer is a beneficiary or immediately after the disposition becomes a beneficiary, or

   4.  Subsection 56(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (q):

Registered disability savings plan payments

(q.1)  amounts in respect of a registered disability savings plan required by section 146.4 to be included in computing the taxpayer’s income for the year;

   5.  Section 60 of the Act is amended by striking out the word ’’and’’ at the end of paragraph (x), by adding the word “and” at the end of paragraph (y) and by adding the following after paragraph (y):

Repayment under the Canada Disability Savings Act

(z)  the total of all amounts each of which is an amount paid in the taxation year as a repayment, under the Canada Disability Savings Act, of an amount that was included because of section 146.4 in computing the taxpayer’s income for the taxation year or a preceding taxation year.

   6.  Subsection 74.5(12) of the Act is amended by striking out the word “or” at the end of paragraph (a.1) and by adding the following after paragraph (a.1):

(a.2)  as a payment of a contribution under a registered disability savings plan; or

   7.  Paragraph 75(3)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(a)  by a trust governed by a deferred profit sharing plan, an employee benefit plan, an employees profit sharing plan, a registered disability savings plan, a registered education savings plan, a registered pension plan, a registered retirement income fund, a registered retirement savings plan, a registered supplementary unemployment benefit plan or a retirement compensation arrangement;

   8.  Paragraph 107.4(1)(j) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(j)  if the contributor is an amateur athlete trust, a cemetery care trust, an employee trust, an inter vivos trust deemed by subsection 143(1) to exist in respect of a congregation that is a constituent part of a religious organization, a related segregated fund trust (as defined by section 138.1), a trust described in paragraph 149(1)(o.4) or a trust governed by an eligible funeral arrangement, an employees profit sharing plan, a registered disability savings plan, a registered education savings plan or a registered supplementary unemployment benefit plan, the particular trust is the same type of trust; and

   9.  Paragraph (a) of the definition “trust” in subsection 108(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(a)  an amateur athlete trust, an employee trust, a trust described in paragraph 149(1)(o.4) or a trust governed by a deferred profit sharing plan, an employee benefit plan, an employees profit sharing plan, a foreign retirement arrangement, a registered disability savings plan, a registered education savings plan, a registered pension plan, a registered retirement income fund, a registered retirement savings plan or a registered supplementary unemployment benefit plan,

   10.  The definition “adjusted income” in subsection 122.5(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

“adjusted income”
« revenu rajusté »

“adjusted income” of an individual, for a taxation year in relation to a month specified for the taxation year, means the total of the individual’s income for the taxation year and the income for the taxation year of the individual’s qualified relation, if any, in relation to the specified month, both calculated as if no amount were included under paragraph 56(1)(q.1) or subsection 56(6) or in respect of any gain from a disposition of property to which section 79 applies in computing that income and as if no amount were deductible under paragraph 60(y) or (z) in computing that income.

   11.  The definition “adjusted income” in section 122.6 of the Act is replaced by the following:

“adjusted income”
« revenu modifié »

“adjusted income” of an individual for a taxation year means the total of all amounts each of which would be the income for the year of the individual or of the person who was the individual’s cohabiting spouse or common-law partner at the end of the year if no amount were included under paragraph 56(1)(q.1) or subsection 56(6) or in respect of any gain from a disposition of property to which section 79 applies in computing that income and if no amount were deductible under paragraph 60(y) or (z) in computing that income;

   12.  Paragraph (a) of the definition “excluded right or interest” in subsection 128.1(10) of the Act is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (iii):

(iii.1)  a registered disability savings plan,

   13.  Paragraph 132.2(3)(h) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(h)  where a share to which paragraph (g) applies would, if this Act were read without reference to this paragraph, cease to be a qualified investment (within the meaning assigned by subsection 146(1), 146.1(1) or 146.3(1), section 204 or subsection 205(1) ) as a consequence of the qualifying exchange, the share is deemed to be a qualified investment until the earlier of the day that is 60 days after the day that includes the transfer time and the time at which it is disposed of in accordance with paragraph (g);

   14.  The Act is amended by adding the following after section 146.3:

Registered disability savings plan — definitions

   146.4.  (1)  The following definitions apply in this section.

“assistance holdback amount”
« montant de retenue »

“assistance holdback amount”, in relation to a disability savings plan, has the meaning assigned under the Canada Disability Savings Act.

“contribution”
« cotisation »

“contribution” to a disability savings plan does not include (other than for the purpose of paragraph (b) of the definition “disability savings plan”) an amount paid into the plan under the Canada Disability Savings Act or a prescribed payment.

“director”
« administrateur »

“director” of a disability savings plan at any time means each of the following:

(a)  an entity that has, at that time, rights as an entity with whom the issuer entered into the plan;

(b)  an entity that has, at that time, rights as a successor or assignee of an entity described by paragraph (a) or by this paragraph; and

(c)  the beneficiary, if the beneficiary has, at that time, rights under the plan to make decisions (either alone or with other directors) concerning the plan, other than a right to direct that disability assistance payments be made as provided for in subparagraph (4)(l)(ii).

“disability assistance payment”
« paiement d’aide à l’invalidité »

“disability assistance payment”, in relation to a disability savings plan of a beneficiary, means any payment made from the plan to the beneficiary or to the beneficiary’s estate.

“disability savings plan”
« régime d’épargne-invalidité »

“disability savings plan” of a beneficiary means an arrangement

(a)  between

(i)  a corporation (in this section referred to as the “issuer”)

(A)  that is licensed or otherwise authorized under the laws of Canada or a province to carry on in Canada the business of offering to the public its services as trustee, and

(B)  with which the specified Minister has entered into an agreement that applies to the arrangement for the purposes of the Canada Disability Savings Act, and

(ii)  one or more of the following:

(A)  the beneficiary,

(B)  an entity that is, at that time, a qualifying person in relation to the beneficiary, and

(C)  an entity that is, at the time the arrangement is entered into, a director of another arrangement that is a registered disability savings plan of the beneficiary;

(b)  under which one or more contributions are to be made in trust to the issuer to be invested, used or otherwise applied by the issuer for the purpose of making payments from the arrangement to the beneficiary; and

(c)  that is entered into in a taxation year in respect of which the beneficiary is a DTC-eligible individual.

“DTC-eligible individual”
« particulier admissible au CIPH »

“DTC-eligible individual”, in respect of a taxation year, means an individual in respect of whom an amount is deductible, or would if this Act were read without reference to paragraph 118.3(1)(c) be deductible, under section 118.3 in computing a taxpayer’s tax payable under this Part for the taxation year.

“life expectancy”
« espérance de vie »

“life expectancy” of a beneficiary under a disability savings plan, determined for a calendar year in connection with the plan, means

(a)  where, before the beginning of the year, a director of the plan provides the issuer of the plan with written certification by a medical doctor licensed to practise under the laws of a province (or of the place where the beneficiary resides) that the beneficiary’s life expectancy (determined without reference to this definition) is shorter than the beneficiary’s life expectancy otherwise determined under paragraph (b), the age (expressed in whole years) to which the beneficiary is expected to live based exclusively on that certification; and

(b)  in any other case, the greater of

(i)  the beneficiary’s age (expressed in whole years) at the beginning of the year, and

(ii)  the life expectancy (expressed in whole years) at birth, as determined by Statistics Canada,

(A)  for the year of the beneficiary’s birth,

(B)  for the beneficiary’s sex, and

(C)  for the beneficiary’s province of birth, if the beneficiary was born in a province (other than Yukon, the Northwest Territories or Nunavut), and for Canada, in any other case.

“lifetime disability assistance payments”
« paiements viagers pour invalidité »

“lifetime disability assistance payments” under a disability savings plan of a beneficiary means disability assistance payments that are identified under the terms of the plan as lifetime disability assistance payments and that, after they begin to be paid, are payable at least annually until the earlier of the day on which the beneficiary dies and the day on which the plan is terminated.

“plan trust”
« fiducie de régime »

“plan trust”, in relation to a disability savings plan, means the trust governed by the plan.

“qualifying person”
« responsable »

“qualifying person” in relation to a beneficiary of a disability savings plan at any time means each of the following:

(a)  if, at that time, the beneficiary has not reached the age of majority, a legal parent of the beneficiary; and

(b)  if, at that time, the beneficiary is not contractually competent (whether because of age or otherwise) to enter into a disability savings plan,

(i)  a guardian, tutor or curator of the beneficiary under the laws of the province in which the beneficiary resides, or

(ii)  a public department, agency or institution that maintains the beneficiary.

“registered disability savings plan”
« régime enregistré d’épargne-invalidité »

“registered disability savings plan” means a disability savings plan that satisfies the conditions in subsection (2), but does not include a plan to which subsection (3) or (10) applies.

“specified Minister”
« ministre responsable »

“specified Minister” means the minister designated for the purposes of the Canada Disability Savings Act.

Registered status

   (2)  The conditions that must be satisfied for a disability savings plan of a beneficiary to be a registered disability savings plan are as follows:

(a)  before the plan is entered into, the issuer of the plan has received written notification from the Minister that, in the Minister’s opinion, a plan the terms of which are identical to the plan would, if entered into by entities eligible to enter into a disability savings plan, comply with the conditions in subsection (4);

(b)  at or before the time the plan is entered into, the issuer of the plan has been provided with the Social Insurance Number of the beneficiary and the Social Insurance Number or business number, as the case may be, of each entity with which the issuer has entered into the plan; and

(c)  at the time the plan is entered into, the beneficiary is resident in Canada, except that this condition does not apply if, at that time, the beneficiary is the beneficiary under another registered disability savings plan.

Registered status nullified

   (3)  A disability savings plan is deemed never to have been a registered disability savings plan if

(a)  the issuer of the plan has not, on or before the day that is 60 days after the particular day on which the plan was entered into, provided notification of the plan’s existence in prescribed form containing prescribed information to the specified Minister; or

(b)  the beneficiary was, on the particular day, the beneficiary under another registered disability savings plan and that other plan has not been terminated on or before the day that is 120 days after the particular day or any later day that the specified Minister considers reasonable in the circumstances.

Plan conditions

   (4)  The conditions referred to in paragraph (2)(a) are as follows:

(a)  the plan stipulates

(i)  that it is to be operated exclusively for the benefit of the beneficiary under the plan,

(ii)  that the designation of the beneficiary under the plan is irrevocable, and

(iii)  that no right of the beneficiary to receive payments from the plan is capable, either in whole or in part, of surrender or assignment;

(b)  the plan allows an entity to acquire rights as a successor or assignee of a director of the plan only if the entity is

(i)  the beneficiary,

(ii)  the beneficiary’s estate,

(iii)  a current or previous director of the plan, or

(iv)  an entity that is, at the time the rights are acquired, a qualifying person in relation to the beneficiary;

(c)  the plan provides that, where an entity becomes a director after the plan is entered into, the entity is prohibited (except to the extent otherwise permitted by the Minister or the specified Minister) from acting as a director until such time as the issuer has been advised of the new directorship and been provided with the entity’s Social Insurance Number or business number, as the case may be;

(d)  the plan prohibits contributions from being made to the plan at any time if

(i)  the beneficiary is not a DTC-eligible individual in respect of the taxation year that includes that time, or

(ii)  the beneficiary died before that time;

(e)  the plan prohibits a contribution from being made to the plan (other than as a transfer in accordance with subsection (8)) at any time if

(i)  the beneficiary attained the age of 59 years before the year that includes that time,

(ii)  the beneficiary is not resident in Canada at that time, or

(iii)  the total of the contribution and all other contributions made (other than as a transfer in accordance with subsection (8)) at or before that time to the plan or to any other registered disability savings plan of the beneficiary would exceed $200,000;

(f)  the plan prohibits contributions to the plan by any entity that is not a director of the plan, except with written consent of a director of the plan;

(g)  the plan provides that no payments may be made from the plan other than

(i)  disability assistance payments,

(ii)  a transfer in accordance with subsection (8), and

(iii)  repayments under the Canada Disability Savings Act;

(h)  the plan prohibits a disability assistance payment from being made if it would result in the fair market value of the property held by the plan trust immediately after the payment being less than the assistance holdback amount in relation to the plan;

(i)  the plan provides for lifetime disability assistance payments to begin to be paid no later than the end of the particular calendar year in which the beneficiary attains 60 years of age or, if the plan is established in or after the particular year, in the calendar year following the calendar year in which the plan is established;

(j)  the plan provides that the total of all lifetime disability assistance payments made in any particular calendar year shall not exceed the amount determined by the formula

A/(B + 3 - C) + D

where

A  is the fair market value of the property held by the plan trust at the beginning of the particular year (other than annuity contracts held by the plan trust that, at the beginning of the particular year, are not described in paragraph (b) of the definition “qualified investment” in subsection 205(1)),

B  is the life expectancy of the beneficiary, determined for the particular year in connection with the plan,

C  is the age in whole years of the beneficiary at the beginning of the particular year, and

D  is the total of all amounts each of which is

(i)  a periodic payment under an annuity contract held by the plan trust at the beginning of the year (other than an annuity contract described at the beginning of the year in paragraph (b) of the definition “qualified investment” in subsection 205(1)) that is paid to the plan trust in the year, or

(ii)  if the periodic payment under such an annuity contract is not made to the plan trust because the plan trust disposed of the right to that payment in the year (other than as a result of the transfer of the annuity contract to another registered disability savings plan of the beneficiary), a reasonable estimate of that payment on the assumption that the annuity contract had been held throughout the year and no rights under the contract were disposed of in the year;

(k)  the plan stipulates whether or not disability assistance payments that are not lifetime disability assistance payments are to be permitted under the plan;

(l)  the plan provides that, if the total of all amounts each of which is an amount paid, at or before the end of a particular calendar year, to any registered disability savings plan of the beneficiary under the Canada Disability Savings Act exceeds the total of all amounts each of which is a contribution made, at or before the end of the particular calendar year, to any registered disability savings plan of the beneficiary (other than as a transfer in accordance with subsection (8)),

(i)  if the beneficiary has not attained the age of 59 years at or before the end of the particular calendar year, the total of all amounts each of which is a disability assistance payment made from the plan to the beneficiary in the calendar year following the particular calendar year shall not exceed the amount determined by the formula in paragraph (j) in respect of the plan for that following year,

(ii)  if the beneficiary has attained the age of 27 years, but not the age of 59 years, at or before the end of the particular calendar year, the beneficiary has the right to direct that, within the constraints imposed by subparagraph (i) and paragraph (h), one or more disability assistance payments be made from the plan to the beneficiary in the calendar year following the particular calendar year, and

(iii)  if the beneficiary has attained the age of 59 years at or before the end of the particular calendar year, the total of all amounts each of which is a disability assistance payment made from the plan to the beneficiary in the calendar year following the particular calendar year shall equal the amount determined by the formula in paragraph (j) in respect of the plan for that following year (or such lesser amount as is supported by the property of the plan trust);

(m)  the plan provides that, at the direction of the directors of the plan, the issuer shall transfer all of the property held by the plan trust (or an amount equal to its value) to another registered disability savings plan of the beneficiary, together with all information in its possession that may reasonably be considered necessary for compliance, in respect of the other plan, with the requirements of this Act and with any conditions and obligations imposed under the Canada Disability Savings Act; and

(n)  the plan provides for any amounts remaining in the plan (after taking into consideration any repayments under the Canada Disability Savings Act) to be paid to the beneficiary or the beneficiary’s estate, as the case may be, and for the plan to be terminated, by the end of the calendar year following the earlier of

(i)  the calendar year in which the beneficiary dies, and

(ii)  the taxation year in respect of which the beneficiary ceases to be a DTC-eligible individual.

Trust not taxable

   (5)  No tax is payable under this Part by a trust on the taxable income of the trust for a taxation year if, throughout the period in the year during which the trust was in existence, the trust was governed by a registered disability savings plan, except that

(a)  tax is payable under this Part by the trust on its taxable income for the year if the trust has borrowed money

(i)  in the year, or

(ii)  in a preceding taxation year and has not repaid it before the beginning of the year; and

(b)  if the trust is not otherwise taxable under paragraph (a) on its taxable income for the year and, at any time in the year, it carries on one or more businesses or holds one or more properties that are not qualified investments (as defined in subsection 205(1)) for the trust, tax is payable under this Part by the trust on the amount that its taxable income for the year would be if it had no incomes or losses from sources other than those businesses and properties, and no capital gains or losses other than from dispositions of those properties, and for this purpose,

(i)  “income” includes dividends described in section 83, and

(ii)  paragraphs 38(a) and (b) are to be read as if the fraction set out in each of those paragraphs were replaced by the word “all”.

Taxation of disability assistance payments

   (6)  Where a disability assistance payment is made from a registered disability savings plan of a beneficiary, the amount, if any, by which the amount of the payment exceeds the non-taxable portion of the payment shall be included,

(a)  if the beneficiary is alive at the time the payment is made, in computing the beneficiary’s income for the beneficiary’s taxation year in which the payment is made, and

(b)  in any other case, in computing the income of the beneficiary’s estate for the estate’s taxation year in which the payment is made.

Non-taxable portion of disability assistance payment

   (7)  The non-taxable portion of a disability assistance payment made at a particular time from a registered disability savings plan of a beneficiary is the lesser of the amount of the disability assistance payment and the amount determined by the formula

A x B/C

where

A is the amount of the disability assistance payment,

B is the amount, if any, by which

(a)  the total of all amounts each of which is the amount of a contribution made before the particular time to any registered disability savings plan of the beneficiary (other than as a transfer in accordance with subsection (8))

exceeds

(b)  the total of all amounts each of which is the non-taxable portion of a disability assistance payment made before the particular time from any registered disability savings plan of the beneficiary, and

C is the amount by which the fair market value of the property held by the plan trust immediately before the payment exceeds the assistance holdback amount in relation to the plan.

Transfer of funds

   (8)  An amount is transferred from a registered disability savings plan (in this subsection referred to as the “prior plan”) of a beneficiary in accordance with this subsection if

(a)  the amount is transferred directly to another registered disability savings plan (in this subsection referred to as the “new plan”) of the beneficiary;

(b)  the prior plan is terminated immediately after the transfer;

(c)  the issuer of the prior plan provides the issuer of the new plan with all information in its possession concerning the prior plan as may reasonably be considered necessary for compliance, in respect of the new plan, with the requirements of this Act and with any conditions and obligations imposed under the Canada Disability Savings Act; and

(d)  if the beneficiary is at least 59 years of age at the beginning of the calendar year in which the transfer occurs, the new plan undertakes to make (in addition to any other disability assistance payments that would otherwise have been made from the new plan in the year) one or more disability assistance payments in the year, the total of which is not less than the amount, if any, by which

(i)  the amount of lifetime disability assistance payments that would have been made from the prior plan in the year if the transfer had not occurred

exceeds

(ii)  the amount of lifetime disability assistance payments made from the prior plan in the year.

No income inclusion on transfer

   (9)  An amount transferred in accordance with subsection (8) is not, solely because of that transfer, to be included in computing the income of any taxpayer.

Non-compliance — cessation of registered status

   (10)  Where, at any particular time, a registered disability savings plan is non-compliant as described in subsection (11),

(a)  the plan ceases, as of the particular time, to be a registered disability savings plan (other than for the purposes of applying, as of the particular time, this subsection and subsection (11));

(b)  a disability assistance payment is deemed to have been made from the plan at the time (in this subsection referred to as the “relevant time”) immediately before the particular time to the beneficiary under the plan (or, if the beneficiary is deceased at the relevant time, to the beneficiary’s estate), the amount of which payment is equal to the amount, if any, by which

(i)  the fair market value of the property held by the plan trust at the relevant time

exceeds

(ii)  the assistance holdback amount in relation to the plan; and

(c)  if the plan is non-compliant because of a payment that is not in accordance with paragraph (4)(h), a disability assistance payment is deemed to have been made from the plan at the relevant time (in addition to the payment deemed by paragraph (b) to have been made) to the beneficiary under the plan (or if the beneficiary is at that time deceased, to the beneficiary’s estate)

(i)  the amount of which payment is equal to the amount by which the lesser of

(A)  the assistance holdback amount in relation to the plan, and

(B)  the fair market value of the property held by the plan trust at the relevant time

exceeds

(C)  the fair market value of the property held by the plan trust immediately after the particular time, and

(ii)  the non-taxable portion of which is deemed to be nil.

Non-compliance described

   (11)  A registered disability savings plan is non-compliant

(a)  at any time that the plan fails to comply with a condition in subsection (4);

(b)  at any time that there is a failure to administer the plan in accordance with its terms (other than those terms which the plan is required by subparagraph (4)(a)(i) to stipulate); and

(c)  at any time that a person fails to comply with a condition or an obligation imposed, with respect to the plan, under the Canada Disability Savings Act, and the specified Minister has notified the Minister that, in the specified Minister’s opinion, it is appropriate that the plan be considered to be non-compliant because of the failure.

Non-application of subsection (11)

   (12)  Where a registered disability savings plan would otherwise be non-compliant at a particular time because of a failure described in paragraph (11)(a) or (b),

(a)  the Minister may waive the application of the relevant paragraph with respect to the failure, if it is just and equitable to do so;

(b)  the Minister may deem the failure to have occurred at a later time;

(c)  if the failure consists of the making of a contribution that is prohibited under any of paragraphs (4)(d) to (f), an amount equal to the amount of the contribution has been withdrawn from the plan within such period as is specified by the Minister and the Minister has approved the application of this paragraph with respect to the failure,

(i)  the contribution is deemed never to have been made, and

(ii)  the withdrawal is deemed not to be a disability assistance payment and not to be in contravention of the condition in paragraph (4)(g); or

(d)  if the failure consists of the plan not being terminated as required under paragraph (4)(n) and was due either to the issuer not being aware of the beneficiary having died or having ceased to be a DTC-eligible individual or to some uncertainty as to the beneficiary having ceased to be a DTC-eligible individual, the Minister may specify a later date by which it is reasonable to assume that the plan can be terminated in an orderly manner and, for the purposes of paragraphs (11)(a) and (b), paragraph (4)(n) and the plan terms are to be read as though they required the plan to be terminated by that date.

Obligations of issuer

   (13)  The issuer of a registered disability savings plan shall,

(a)  where an entity becomes a director of the plan after the plan is entered into, provide notification of the directorship in prescribed form containing prescribed information to the specified Minister on or before the day that is 60 days after the later of

(i)  the day on which the issuer is advised of the new directorship, and

(ii)  the day on which the issuer is provided with the Social Insurance Number, or business number, as the case may be, of the new director;

(b)  not amend the plan before having received notification from the Minister that, in the Minister’s opinion, a plan the terms of which are identical to the amended plan would, if entered into by entities eligible to enter into a disability savings plan, comply with the conditions in subsection (4);

(c)  where the issuer becomes aware that the plan is, or is likely to become, non-compliant (determined without reference to paragraph (11)(c) and subsection (12)), notify the Minister and the specified Minister of this fact on or before the day that is 30 days after the day on which the issuer becomes so aware; and

(d)  exercise the care, diligence and skill of a reasonably prudent person to minimize the possibility that a director of the plan may become liable to pay tax under Part XI in connection with the plan.

   15.  Subsection 149(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (u):

Trusts under registered disability savings plans

(u.1)  a trust governed by a registered disability savings plan to the extent provided by section 146.4;

   16.  Subsection 153(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (h):

(i)  a payment from a registered disability savings plan,

   17.  (1)  Section 160.2 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (2.2):

Joint and several liability — registered disability savings plan

   (2.3)  Where, in computing income for a taxation year, a taxpayer is required to include an amount in respect of a disability assistance payment (as defined in subsection 146.4(1)) that is deemed by subsection 146.4(10) to have been made at any particular time from a registered disability savings plan, the taxpayer and each director (as defined in subsection 146.4(1)) of the plan immediately after the particular time are jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable to pay the part of the taxpayer’s tax under this Part for that taxation year that is equal to the amount, if any, determined by the formula

A - B

where

A is the amount of the taxpayer’s tax under this Part for that taxation year, and

B is the amount that would be the taxpayer’s tax under this Part for that taxation year if no disability assistance payment were deemed by subsection 146.4(10) to have been paid from the plan at the particular time.

No limitation on liability

   (2.4)  Subsection (2.3) limits neither

(a)  the liability of the taxpayer referred to in that subsection under any other provision of this Act; nor

(b)  the liability of any director referred to in that subsection for the interest that the director is liable to pay under this Act on an assessment in respect of the amount that the director is liable to pay because of that subsection.

   (2)  Section 160.2 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (5):

Rules applicable — registered disability savings plans

   (6)  Where a director (as defined in subsection 146.4(1)) of a registered disability savings plan has, because of subsection (2.3), become jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable with a taxpayer in respect of part or all of a liability of the taxpayer under this Act, the following rules apply:

(a)  a payment by the director on account of the director’s liability shall to the extent of the payment discharge the director’s liability, but

(b)  a payment by the taxpayer on account of the taxpayer’s liability only discharges the director’s liability to the extent that the payment operates to reduce the taxpayer’s liability to an amount less than the amount in respect of which the director was, by subsection (2.3), made liable.

   18.  The definition “adjusted income” in subsection 180.2(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

“adjusted income”
« revenu modifié »

“adjusted income” of an individual for a taxation year means the amount that would be the individual’s income under Part I for the year if no amount were included under paragraph 56(1)(q.1) or subsection 56(6) or in respect of a gain from a disposition of property to which section 79 applies in computing that income and if no amount were deductible under paragraph 60(w), (y) or (z) in computing that income;

   19.  The Act is amended by adding the following after section 204.94:

Part XI

Taxes in Respect of Registered Disability Savigns Plans

Definitions

   205.  (1)  The following definitions apply in this Part.

“advantage”
« avantage »

“advantage”, in relation to a registered disability savings plan, means any benefit or loan that is conditional in any way on the existence of the plan other than

(a)  a disability assistance payment;

(b)  a contribution made by, or with the written consent of, a director of the plan;

(c)  a transfer in accordance with subsection 146.4(8);

(d)  an amount paid under the Canada Disability Savings Act;

(e)  a benefit derived from the provision of administrative or investment services in respect of the plan; or

(f)  a loan

(i)  made in the ordinary course of the lender’s ordinary business of lending money if, at the time the loan was made, bona fide arrangements were made for repayment of the loan within a reasonable time, and

(ii)  the sole purpose of which was to enable a person to make a contribution to the plan.

“allowable refund”
« remboursement admissible »

“allowable refund” of a person for a calendar year means the total of all amounts each of which is a refund to which the person is entitled under subsection 206.1(4) for the year.

“benefit”
« bénéfice »

“benefit”, in relation to a registered disability savings plan, includes any payment or allocation of an amount to the plan that is represented to be a return on investment in respect of property held by the plan trust, but which cannot reasonably be considered, having regard to all the circumstances, to be on terms and conditions that would apply to a similar transaction in an open market between parties dealing with each other at arm’s length and acting prudently, knowledgeably and willingly.

“qualified investment”
« placement admissible »

“qualified investment” for a trust governed by a registered disability savings plan means

(a)  an investment that would be described by any of paragraphs (a) to (d), (f) and (g) of the definition “qualified investment” in section 204 if the reference in that definition to “a trust governed by a deferred profit sharing plan or revoked plan” were read as a reference to “a trust governed by a registered disability savings plan” and if that definition were read without reference to the words “with the exception of excluded property in relation to the trust”;

(b)  a contract for an annuity issued by a licensed annuities provider where

(i)  the trust is the only person who, disregarding any subsequent transfer of the contract by the trust, is or may become entitled to any annuity payments under the contract, and

(ii)  the holder of the contract has a right to surrender the contract at any time for an amount that would, if reasonable sales and administration charges were ignored, approximate the value of funds that could otherwise be applied to fund future periodic payments under the contract;

(c)  a contract for an annuity issued by a licensed annuities provider where

(i)  annual or more frequent periodic payments are or may be made under the contract to the holder of the contract,

(ii)  the trust is the only person who, disregarding any subsequent transfer of the contract by the trust, is or may become entitled to any annuity payments under the contract,

(iii)  neither the time nor the amount of any payment under the contract may vary because of the length of any life, other than the life of the beneficiary under the plan,

(iv)  the day on which the periodic payments began or are to begin is not later than the end of the later of

(A)  the year in which the beneficiary under the plan attains 60 years of age, and

(B)  the year following the year in which the contract was acquired by the trust,

(v)  the periodic payments are payable for the life of the beneficiary under the plan and either there is no guaranteed period under the contract or there is a guaranteed period that does not exceed 15 years,

(vi)  the periodic payments

(A)  are equal, or

(B)  are not equal solely because of one or more adjustments that would, if the contract were an annuity under a retirement savings plan, be in accordance with subparagraphs 146(3)(b)(iii) to (v) or that arise because of a uniform reduction in the entitlement to the periodic payments as a consequence of a partial surrender of rights to the periodic payments, and

(vii)  the contract requires that, in the event the plan must be terminated in accordance with paragraph 146.4(4)(n), any amounts that would otherwise be payable after the termination be commuted into a single payment; and

(d)  a prescribed investment.

Definitions in subsection 146.4(1)

   (2)  The definitions in subsection 146.4(1) apply in this Part.

Tax payable where inadequate consideration

   206.  (1)  A tax is payable under this Part for a calendar year in connection with a registered disability savings plan if, in the year, a trust governed by the plan

(a)  disposes of property for consideration less than the fair market value of the property at the time of the disposition, or for no consideration; or

(b)  acquires property for consideration greater than the fair market value of the property at the time of the acquisition.

Amount of tax payable

   (2)  The amount of tax payable in respect of each acquisition or disposition described in subsection (1) is

(a)  the amount by which the fair market value differs from the consideration; or

(b)  if there is no consideration, the amount of the fair market value.

Liability for tax

   (3)  Each person who is a director of a registered disability savings plan at the time that a tax is imposed under subsection (1) in connection with the plan is jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable to pay the tax.

Payment of amount collected to RDSP

   (4)  Where a tax has been imposed under subsection (1) in connection with a registered disability savings plan of a beneficiary, the Minister may pay all or part of any amount collected in respect of the tax to a trust governed by a registered disability savings plan of the beneficiary (referred to in this subsection as the “current plan”) if

(a)  it is just and equitable to do so having regard to all circumstances; and

(b)  the Minister is satisfied that neither the beneficiary nor any existing director of the current plan was involved in the transaction that gave rise to the tax.

Deemed not to be contribution

   (5)  A payment under subsection (4) is deemed not to be a contribution to a registered disability savings plan for the purposes of section 146.4.

Tax payable on non-qualified investment

   206.1.  (1)  A tax is payable under this Part for a calendar year in connection with a registered disability savings plan if, in the year,

(a)  the trust governed by the plan acquires property that is not a qualified investment for the trust; or

(b)  property held by the trust governed by the plan ceases to be a qualified investment for the trust.

Amount of tax payable

   (2)  The amount of tax payable,

(a)  in respect of each property described in paragraph (1)(a), is 50 per cent of the fair market value of the property at the time it was acquired by the trust; and

(b)  in respect of each property described in paragraph (1)(b), is 50 per cent of the fair market value of the property at the time immediately before the time it ceased to be a qualified investment for the trust.

Liability for tax

   (3)  Each person who is a director of a registered disability savings plan at the time that a tax is imposed under subsection (1) in connection with the plan is jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable to pay the tax.

Refund of tax on disposition of non-qualified investment

   (4)  Where in a calendar year a trust governed by a registered disability savings plan disposes of a property in respect of which a tax is imposed under subsection (1), the person or persons who are liable to pay the tax are entitled to a refund for the year of an amount equal to

(a)  except where paragraph (b) applies, the lesser of

(i)  the amount of the tax so imposed, and

(ii)  the proceeds of disposition of the property; and

(b)  nil,

(i)  if it is reasonable to expect that any of those persons knew or ought to have known at the time the property was acquired by the trust that it was not, or would cease to be, a qualified investment for the trust, or

(ii)  if the property is not disposed of by the trust before the end of the calendar year following the calendar year in which the tax arose, or any later time that the Minister considers reasonable in the circumstances.

Apportionment of refund

   (5)  Where more than one person is entitled to a refund under subsection (4) for a calendar year in respect of the disposition of a property, the total of all amounts so refundable shall not exceed the amount that would be so refundable for the year to any one of those persons in respect of that disposition if that person were the only person entitled to a refund for the year under that subsection in respect of the disposition. If the persons cannot agree as to what portion of the refund each can so claim, the Minister may fix the portions.

Deemed disposition and reacquisition

   (6)  For the purposes of this Act, where at any time property held by a plan trust in respect of which a tax was imposed under subsection (1) subsequently becomes a qualified investment for the trust, the trust is deemed to have disposed of the property at that time for proceeds of disposition equal to its fair market value at that time and to have reacquired it immediately after that time at a cost equal to that fair market value.

Tax payable where advantage extended

   206.2  (1)  A tax is payable under this Part for a calendar year in connection with a registered disability savings plan if, in the year, an advantage in relation to the plan is extended to a person who is, or who does not deal at arm’s length with, a beneficiary under, or a director of, the plan.

Amount of tax payable

   (2)  The amount of tax payable in respect of an advantage described in subsection (1) is

(a)  in the case of a benefit, the fair market value of the benefit; and

(b)  in the case of a loan, the amount of the loan.

Liability for tax

   (3)  Each person who is a director of a registered disability savings plan at the time that a tax is imposed under subsection (1) in connection with the plan is jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable to pay the tax. If, however, the advantage is extended by the issuer of the plan or by a person not dealing at arm’s length with the issuer, the issuer is liable to pay the tax and not the directors.

Tax payable on use of property as security

   206.3  (1)  Every issuer of a registered disability savings plan shall pay a tax under this Part for a calendar year if, in the year, with the consent or knowledge of the issuer, a trust governed by the plan uses or permits to be used any property held by the trust as security for indebtedness of any kind.

Amount of tax payable

   (2)  The amount of tax payable in respect of each property described in subsection (1) is equal to the fair market value of the property at the time the property commenced to be used as security.

Waiver of liability

   206.4  If a person would otherwise be liable to pay a tax under this Part for a calendar year, the Minister may waive or cancel all or part of the liability where it is just and equitable to do so having regard to all the circumstances, including

(a)  whether the tax arose as a consequence of reasonable error; and

(b)  the extent to which the transaction which gave rise to the tax also gave rise to another tax under this Part.

Return and payment of tax

   207.  (1)  Every person who is liable to pay tax under this Part for a calendar year shall within 90 days after the end of the year

(a)  file with the Minister a return for the year under this Part in prescribed form and containing prescribed information including

(i)  an estimate of the amount of tax payable under this Part by the person for the year, and

(ii)  an estimate of the amount of any refund to which the person is entitled under this Part for the year; and

(b)  pay to the Receiver General the amount, if any, by which the amount of the person’s tax payable under this Part for the year exceeds the person’s allowable refund for the year.

Refund

   (2)  Where a person has filed a return under this Part for a calendar year within three years after the end of the year, the Minister

(a)  may, on mailing the notice of assessment for the year, refund without application any allowable refund of the person for the year, to the extent that it was not applied against the person’s tax payable pursuant to paragraph (1)(b); and

(b)  shall, with all due dispatch, make the refund referred to in paragraph (a) after mailing the notice of assessment if an application for it has been made in writing by the person within three years after the mailing of an original notice of assessment for the year.

Multiple directors

   (3)  Where two or more directors of a registered disability savings plan are jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable with each other to pay a tax under this Part for a calendar year in connection with the plan,

(a)  a payment by any of the directors on account of that tax liability shall to the extent of the payment discharge the joint liability; and

(b)  a return filed by one of the directors as required by this Part for the year is deemed to have been filed by each other director in respect of the joint liability to which the return relates.

Provisions applicable to Part

   (4)  Subsections 150(2) and (3), sections 152 and 158 to 167 and Division J of Part I apply to this Part with any modifications that the circumstances require.

   20.  Subsection 212(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (r):

(r.1)  an amount that would, if the non-resident person had been resident in Canada throughout the taxation year in which the amount was paid, be required by paragraph 56(1)(q.1) to be included in computing the non-resident person’s income for the taxation year;

   21.  Paragraph 241(4)(d) of the Act is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (vii.4):

(vii.5)  to an official solely for the purpose of the administration and enforcement of the Canada Disability Savings Act,

   22.  (1)  Subparagraph (f)(vi) of the definition “disposition” in subsection 248(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(vi)  if the transferor is an amateur athlete trust, a cemetery care trust, an employee trust, an inter vivos trust deemed by subsection 143(1) to exist in respect of a congregation that is a constituent part of a religious organization, a related segregated fund trust (in this paragraph having the meaning assigned by section 138.1), a trust described in paragraph 149(1)(o.4) or a trust governed by an eligible funeral arrangement, an employees profit sharing plan, a registered disability savings plan, a registered education savings plan or a registered supplementary unemployment benefit plan, the transferee is the same type of trust, and

   (2)  Subsection 248(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

“registered disability savings plan”
« régime enregistré d’épargne-invalidité »

“registered disability savings plan” has the meaning assigned by subsection 146.4(1);

   23.  Section 253.1 of the Act is replaced by the following:

Investments in limited partnerships

   253.1  For the purposes of subparagraph 108(2)(b)(ii), paragraphs 130.1(6)(b), 131(8)(b), 132(6)(b), 146.1(2.1)(c), 146.4(5)(b) and 149(1)(o.2), the definition “private holding corporation” in subsection 191(1) and regulations made for the purposes of paragraphs 149(1)(o.3) and (o.4), if a trust or corporation holds an interest as a member of a partnership and, by operation of any law governing the arrangement in respect of the partnership, the liability of the member as a member of the partnership is limited, the member shall not, solely because of its acquisition and holding of that interest, be considered to carry on any business or other activity of the partnership.

Income Tax Regulations

   24.  Subsection 221(2) of the Income Tax Regulations is replaced by the following:

   (2)  Where in any taxation year a reporting person (other than a registered investment) claims that a share of its capital stock issued by it, or an interest as a beneficiary under it, is a qualified investment under section 146, 146.1, 146.3, 204 or 205 of the Act, the reporting person shall, in respect of the year and within 90 days after the end of the year, make an information return in prescribed form.

   25.  (1)  The portion of subsection 4900(1) of the Regulations before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

   4900.  (1)  For the purposes of paragraph (d) of the definition “qualified investment” in subsection 146(1) of the Act, paragraph (e) of the definition “qualified investment” in subsection 146.1(1) of the Act, paragraph (c) of the definition “qualified investment” in subsection 146.3(1) of the Act, paragraph (h) of the definition “qualified investment” in section 204 of the Act and paragraph (d) of the definition “qualified investment” in subsection 205(1) of the Act, each of the following investments is prescribed as a qualified investment for a plan trust at a particular time if at that time it is

   (2)  Paragraph 4900(1)(c) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

(c)  a share of the capital stock of a mortgage investment corporation that does not hold as part of its property at any time during the calendar year in which the particular time occurs any indebtedness, whether by way of mortgage or otherwise, of a person who is a connected person under the governing plan of the plan trust;

   (3)  Subparagraph 4900(1)(e)(ii) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

(ii)  the issuer is not a connected person under the governing plan of the plan trust;

   (4)  The portion of paragraph 4900(1)(g) of the Regulations before subparagraph (i) is replaced by the following:

(g)  a bond, debenture, note or similar obligation (in this paragraph referred to as the “obligation”) issued by, or a deposit with, a credit union that, except where the plan trust is governed by a registered education savings plan, has not at any time during the calendar year in which the particular time occurs granted any benefit or privilege to a person who is a connected person under the governing plan of the plan trust, as a result of the ownership by

   (5)  The portion of subparagraph 4900(1)(h)(iii) of the Regulations before clause (A) is replaced by the following:

(iii)  that, except where the plan trust is governed by a registered education savings plan, has not at any time during the calendar year in which the particular time occurs granted any benefit or privilege to a person who is a connected person under the governing plan of the plan trust, as a result of the ownership by

   (6)  Paragraph 4900(1)(i.2) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

(i.2)  indebtedness of a Canadian corporation (other than a corporation that is a connected person under the governing plan of the plan trust) represented by a bankers’ acceptance;

   (7)  Subparagraph 4900(1)(j)(ii) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

(ii)  the debtor (and any partnership that does not deal at arm’s length with the debtor) is not a connected person under the governing plan of the plan trust;

   (8)  The portion of paragraph 4900(1)(q) of the Regulations before subparagraph (i) is replaced by the following:

(q)  a debt issued by a Canadian corporation (other than a corporation with share capital or a corporation that is a connected person under the governing plan of the plan trust) where

   (9)  The portion of paragraph 4900(1)(r) of the Regulations before subparagraph (i) is replaced by the following:

(r)  a debt issued by a Canadian corporation (other than a corporation with share capital or a corporation that is a connected person under the governing plan of the plan trust) if

   (10)  Subsection 4900(5) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

(5)  For the purposes of paragraph (e) of the definition “qualified investment” in subsection 146.1(1) of the Act and paragraph (d) of the definition “qualified investment” in subsection 205(1) of the Act, a property is prescribed as a qualified investment for a trust governed by a registered education savings plan or a trust governed by a registered disability savings plan at any time if at that time the property is an interest in a trust or a share of the capital stock of a corporation that was a registered investment for a trust governed by a registered retirement savings plan during the calendar year in which that time occurs or during the preceding year.

   26.  (1)  The definition “governing plan” in subsection 4901(2) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

“governing plan”
« régime d’encadrement »

“governing plan” means a registered retirement savings plan, a registered education savings plan, a registered retirement income fund, a registered disability savings plan, a deferred profit sharing plan or a revoked plan;

   (2)  Subsection 4901(2) of the Regulations is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

“connected person”
« personne rattachée »

“connected person”, in relation to a governing plan of a plan trust, means a person who is an annuitant, a beneficiary, an employer or a subscriber under, or a director of, the governing plan and any person who does not deal at arms’s length with that person.

Consequential Amendments

Employment Insurance Act

   27.  The definition “income” in section 144 of the Employment Insurance Act is replaced by the following:

“income”
« revenu »

“income” of a person for a period means the amount that would be their income for the period determined under the Income Tax Act if no amount were

(a)  deductible under paragraphs 60(v.1), (w), (y) and (z) of that Act,

(b)  included in respect of a gain from a disposition of property to which section 79 of that Act applies, or

(c)  included under paragraph 56(1)(q.1) or subsection 56(6) of that Act;

Old Age Security Act

   28.  Paragraph (e) of the definition “income” in section 2 of the Old Age Security Act is replaced by the following:

(e)   there shall be deducted from the person’s income for the year any amount included under paragraph 56(1)(q.1) or subsection 56(6) of the Income Tax Act and there shall be included in the person’s income for the year any amount that may be deducted under paragraph 60(y) or (z) of that Act;

Coming Into Force

   29.  This Part applies to the 2008 and subsequent taxation years, except that section 1 also applies to the 2007 taxation year.


Part 2 
Disability Savings

Enactment of Act

Enactment of Act

   30.  The Canada Disability Savings Act is enacted as follows:

An Act to encourage savings for persons with disabilities

Short Title

Short title

   1.  Canada Disability Savings Act.

Interpretation

Definitions

   2.  (1)  The following definitions apply in this Act.

“Canada Disability Savings Bond”
« bon canadien pour l’épargne-invalidité »

“Canada Disability Savings Bond” means the bond payable or paid under section 7.

“Canada Disability Savings Grant”
« subvention canadienne pour l’épargne-invalidité »

“Canada Disability Savings Grant” means the grant payable or paid under section 6.

“contribution”
« cotisation »

“contribution” means any amount paid by the director or by a third party, with the written consent of the director, into the registered disability savings plan of a beneficiary in accordance with section 146.4 of the Income Tax Act.

“goods and services tax credit”
« crédit de taxe sur les produits et services »

“goods and services tax credit” means the amount that is deemed to have been paid under section 122.5 of the Income Tax Act.

“month specified”
« mois déterminé »

“month specified” means the month referred to in subsection 122.5(4) of the Income Tax Act.

Income Tax Act expressions

   (2)  Unless a contrary intention appears, in this Act

(a)  the expressions “adjusted income”, “eligible individual” and “qualified dependant” have the meanings assigned by section 122.5 of the Income Tax Act;

(b)  the expressions “director”, “issuer” and “registered disability savings plan” have the meanings assigned by section 146.4 of the Income Tax Act; and

(c)  any other expression has the meaning assigned by the Income Tax Act.

Purpose

Purpose

   3.  The purpose of this Act is to encourage long term savings through registered disability savings plans to provide for the financial security of persons with severe and prolonged impairments in physical or mental functions.

Informing Canadians

   4.  The Minister may take any measures that the Minister considers appropriate to make known to Canadians the existence of Canada Disability Savings Grants and Canada Disability Savings Bonds.

Designation of Minister

Power of Governor in Council

   5.  The Governor in Council may, by order, designate a minister of the Crown to be “the Minister” referred to in this Act.

Payments

Canada Disability Savings Grants

   6.  (1)  Subject to this Act and the regulations, on application, the Minister may, in respect of any contribution made to a registered disability savings plan of a beneficiary, pay a Canada Disability Savings Grant into the plan. The grant is to be paid on any terms and conditions that the Minister may specify by agreement between the Minister and the issuer of the plan.

Amount of grant

   (2)  The amount of a Canada Disability Savings Grant that may be paid for a particular year is equal to

(a)  300% of the part of the total contributions made in the year that is not more than $500, and 200% of the part of those contributions that is more than $500 but that is less than or equal to $1,500, if the beneficiary is

(i)  an eligible individual whose adjusted income used to determine the amount of the goods and services tax credit in respect of January in the particular year is equal to or less than $74,357,

(ii)  a qualified dependant of the eligible individual referred to in subparagraph (i), or

(iii)  a person in respect of whom a special allowance under the Children’s Special Allowances Act is payable for at least one month in the particular year; or

(b)  100% of total the contributions made in the year, up to a maximum of $1,000, in any other case.

No determination for January

   (3)  If there has been no determination of eligibility for a goods and services tax credit in respect of January in a particular year, the adjusted income to be used for the purposes of paragraph (2)(a) is the adjusted income used to determine the amount of a goods and services tax credit for the first month specified in the particular year in respect of which eligibility has been established.

Beneficiary born after September 30

   (4)  In applying subsection (3) in respect of a beneficiary born after September 30 in a particular year, the reference to “the first month specified in the particular year in respect of which eligibility has been established” in that subsection is to be read as a reference to “January of the next year”.

Indexing

   (5)  The amount of $74,357 referred to in subparagraph (2)(a)(i) is to be adjusted, as set out in section 117.1 of the Income Tax Act, for each year after 2007.

Lifetime cap

   (6)  Not more than $70,000 in Canada Disability Savings Grants may be paid in respect of a beneficiary during their lifetime.

Canada Disability Savings Bonds

   7.  (1)  Subject to this Act and the regulations, on application, the Minister may pay a Canada Disability Savings Bond into a registered disability savings plan of a beneficiary. The bond is to be paid on any terms and conditions that the Minister may specify by agreement between the Minister and the issuer of the plan.

Amount of bond

   (2)  The amount of a Canada Disability Savings Bond payable for a particular year is

(a)  $1,000, if the beneficiary is

(i)  an eligible individual whose adjusted income used to determine the amount of the goods and services tax credit in respect of January in the particular year is equal to or less than $20,883,

(ii)  a qualified dependant of the eligible individual referred to in subparagraph (i), or

(iii)  a person in respect of whom a special allowance under the Children’s Special Allowances Act is payable for at least one month in the particular year; or

(b)  the amount determined by the formula set out in subsection (3), if the beneficiary is

(i)  an eligible individual whose adjusted income used to determine the amount of the goods and services tax credit in respect of January in the particular year is between $20,883 and $37,178, or

(ii)  a qualified dependant of the eligible individual referred to in subparagraph (i).

Formula

   (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(b), the formula is as follows:

$1,000 – [$1,000 × (A – B) / (C – B)]

where

A is the adjusted income for the year;

B is $20,883; and

C is $37,178.

Rounding of amounts

   (4)  If an amount calculated under subsection (3) contains a fraction of a cent, the amount is to be rounded to the nearest whole cent or, if the amount is equidistant from two whole cents, to the higher of them.

No determination for January

   (5)  If there has been no determination of eligibility for a goods and services tax credit in respect of January in a particular year, the adjusted income to be used for the purposes of subsection (2) is the adjusted income used to determine the amount of a goods and services tax credit for the first month specified in the particular year in respect of which eligibility has been established.

Beneficiary born after September 30

   (6)  In applying subsection (5) in respect of a beneficiary born after September 30 in a particular year, the reference to “the first month specified in the particular year in respect of which eligibility has been established” in that subsection is to be read as a reference to “January of the next year”.

Indexing

   (7)  The amounts of $20,883 and $37,178 referred to in subsections (2) and (3) are to be adjusted, as set out in section 117.1 of the Income Tax Act, for each year after 2007.

Lifetime cap

   (8)  Not more than $20,000 in Canada Disability Savings Bonds may be paid in respect of a beneficiary during their lifetime.

Conditions of payment

   8.  Neither a Canada Disability Savings Grant nor a Canada Disability Savings Bond may be paid unless

(a)  the Minister is provided with, as the case may be,

(i)  the Social Insurance Number of the beneficiary,

(ii)  the Social Insurance Number of the eligible individual referred to in subparagraph 6(2)(a)(ii) or 7(2)(a)(ii), and

(iii)  the business number of the department, agency or institution that maintains the beneficiary in respect of whom a special allowance is payable under the Children’s Special Allowances Act for a month in the particular year; and

(b)  the beneficiary is resident in Canada, in the case of a Canada Disability Savings Grant, at the time the contribution to the plan is made and, in the case of a Canada Disability Savings Bond, immediately before the payment is made.

Interest

   9.  The Minister may, in prescribed circumstances, pay interest, determined in accordance with prescribed rules, in respect of Canada Disability Savings Grants or Canada Disability Savings Bonds.

Payments out of CRF

   10.  All amounts payable by the Minister under this Act shall be paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

Waiver

   11.  (1)  On application made by the director, to avoid undue hardship, the Minister may waive, as specified in the regulations, any of the requirements of this Act or the regulations that relate to the payment or repayment of Canada Disability Savings Grants or Canada Disability Savings Bonds. The application must be in the form and manner approved by the Minister.

Restriction

   (2)  Despite subsection (1), the Minister may not waive any requirement related to the determination of eligibility for

(a)  a goods and services tax credit;

(b)  a credit for mental or physical impairment that is provided for by section 118.3 of the Income Tax Act; or

(c)  a special allowance under the Children’s Special Allowances Act.

General

Recovery of payments and interest

   12.  An amount required to be repaid to the Minister under this Act, the regulations or an agreement entered into under this Act and any interest due in respect of the amount constitute a debt due to Her Majesty in right of Canada and are recoverable as such in the Federal Court or any other court of competent jurisdiction by the Minister of National Revenue.

Limitation period

   13.  (1)  Subject to this section, no action or proceedings shall be taken to recover money owing under this Act after the expiry of the six-year limitation period that begins on the day on which the Minister issues a written notice to the debtor indicating the amount due.

Deduction and set-off

   (2)  Money owing by a person under this Act may be recovered at any time by way of deduction from, set-off against or, in Quebec, compensation against, any sum of money that may be due or payable by Her Majesty in right of Canada to the person, other than an amount payable under section 122.61 of the Income Tax Act.

Deduction and set-off

   (3)  Money owing by a person under this Act may be recovered by the Minister at any time by way of deduction from, set-off against or, in Quebec, compensation against, any sum of money that may be due or payable under this Act to the person.

Acknowledgment of liability

   (4)  If a person’s liability for money owing under this Act is acknowledged in accordance with subsection (6), the time during which the limitation period has run before the acknowledgment does not count in the calculation of that period.

Acknowledgment after expiry of limitation period

   (5)  If a person’s liability for money owing under this Act is acknowledged in accordance with subsection (6) after the expiry of the limitation period, an action or proceedings to recover the money may, subject to subsections (4) and (7), be brought within six years after the day on which the acknowledgment is made.

Types of acknowledgments

   (6)  An acknowledgment of liability means

(a)  a written promise to pay the money owing, signed by the person or his or her agent or other representative;

(b)  a written acknowledgment of the money owing, signed by the person or his or her agent or other representative, whether or not a promise to pay can be implied from it and whether or not it contains a refusal to pay;

(c)  a part payment by the person or his or her agent or other representative of any money owing; or

(d)  any acknowledgment of the money owing made by the person, his or her agent or other representative or the trustee or administrator in the course of proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act or any other legislation dealing with the payment of debts.

Limitation period suspended

   (7)  The running of a limitation period in respect of money owing under this Act is suspended during any period in which it is prohibited to commence or continue an action or other proceedings against the person to recover money owing under this Act.

Enforcement proceedings

   (8)  This section does not apply in respect of an action or proceedings relating to the execution, renewal or enforcement of a judgment.

Collection of information

   14.  If the Minister considers it advisable, the Minister may, subject to conditions agreed on by the Minister and the Minister of National Revenue, collect any prescribed information for the administration of section 146.4 of the Income Tax Act and Part XI of that Act.

Regulations

   15.  The Governor in Council may make regulations for carrying out the purpose and provisions of this Act and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, may make regulations

(a)  respecting any matter or thing that by this Act is to be or may be prescribed or otherwise determined under the regulations;

(b)  establishing conditions that must be met by a registered disability savings plan and by persons in respect of the plan before a Canada Disability Savings Grant or a Canada Disability Savings Bond may be paid in respect of the plan;

(c)  establishing the manner of determining the amount of a Canada Disability Savings Grant that may be paid in respect of contributions made to registered disability savings plans or the amount of a Canada Disability Savings Bond that may be paid into those plans;

(d)  specifying terms and conditions to be included in agreements entered into between an issuer of a registered disability savings plan and the Minister relating to the terms and conditions applicable to the payment of a Canada Disability Savings Grant or a Canada Disability Savings Bond and specifying, for inclusion in the agreements, in addition to any other conditions that the Minister considers appropriate, the obligations of an issuer of a plan under an agreement;

(e)  specifying the requirements of this Act or the regulations relating to the payment or repayment of Canada Disability Savings Grants or Canada Disability Savings Bonds that may be waived by the Minister to avoid undue hardship;

(f)  specifying the circumstances under which all or part of any amount paid under this Act is to be repaid to the Minister;

(g)  specifying the circumstances under which the earnings generated on Canada Disability Savings Grants and Canada Disability Savings Bonds repaid under regulations made under paragraph (f) are to be repaid to the Minister and establishing the manner of determining the amount of those earnings;

(h)  specifying information that the Minister may collect for the administration of the Income Tax Act; and

(i)  requiring issuers to keep any record, book or other document containing any information relevant to the administration or enforcement of this Act or the regulations, and respecting where, how and how long they are to be kept.

Consequential Amendment

1992, c. 48, Sch.

Children’s Special Allowances Act

2004, c. 26, s. 18

   31.  Subsection 10(2) of the Children’s Special Allowances Act is replaced by the following:

Release of information

   (2)  Any information obtained by or on behalf of the Minister in the course of the administration or enforcement of this Act or the regulations or the carrying out of an agreement entered into under section 11 may be communicated to any person if it can reasonably be regarded as necessary for the purposes of the administration or enforcement of this Act, the Income Tax Act, the Canada Disability Savings Act or the Canada Education Savings Act or a program administered under an agreement entered into under section 12 of that Act.

Coming Into Force

Order in council

   32.  This Part comes into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

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