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Excise Tax Act

Version of section 280 from 2007-04-01 to 2024-05-28:


Marginal note:Interest

  •  (1) Subject to this section and section 281, if a person fails to remit or pay an amount to the Receiver General when required under this Part, the person shall pay interest at the prescribed rate on the amount, computed for the period beginning on the first day following the day on or before which the amount was required to be remitted or paid and ending on the day the amount is remitted or paid.

  • Marginal note:Interest on net tax of selected listed financial institutions

    (1.1) Despite subsection (1), if a selected listed financial institution that is required to pay an amount under subsection 228(2.1) on account of the financial institution’s net tax for a reporting period fails to pay all of that amount within the time specified in that subsection, the financial institution shall pay, on the amount not paid, interest at the prescribed rate, computed for the period beginning on the first day following that time and ending on the earlier of

    • (a) the day the total of the amount and interest is paid, and

    • (b) the day on or before which the financial institution is required under subsection 238(2.1) to file a final return for that reporting period.

  • Marginal note:Interest on instalments

    (2) Despite subsection (1), if a person fails to pay all of an instalment payable by the person under subsection 237(1) within the time specified in that subsection, the person shall pay, on the amount of the instalment not paid, interest at the prescribed rate, computed for the period beginning on the first day following that time and ending on the earlier of

    • (a) the day the total of the amount and interest is paid, and

    • (b) the day on or before which the tax on account of which the instalment was payable is required to be remitted.

  • Marginal note:Interest on instalments

    (3) Despite subsection (2), the total interest payable by a person under that subsection for the period beginning on the first day of a reporting period for which an instalment on account of tax is payable and ending on the day on or before which the tax on account of which the instalment was payable is required to be remitted shall not exceed the amount, if any, by which

    • (a) the amount of interest that would be payable under subsection (2) for the period by the person if no amount were paid by the person on account of instalments payable in the period

    exceeds

    • (b) the total of all amounts each of which is an amount of interest at the prescribed rate that applies in the case of interest to be paid to the Receiver General, calculated on an instalment of tax paid for the period beginning on the day of that payment and ending on the day on or before which the tax on account of which the instalment was payable is required to be remitted.

  • Marginal note:Unpaid interest on instalments

    (4) If a person is required to pay interest under subsection (2) in respect of an instalment required under subsection 237(1) to be paid within the time specified in that subsection and the interest has not been paid on or before the day on or before which the tax on account of which the instalment was payable is required to be remitted, the interest is deemed, for the purposes of this Part, to be an amount required to be remitted by the person on or before that day that has not been remitted on or before that day.

  • Marginal note:Unpaid interest on net tax of selected listed financial institutions

    (4.01) If a selected listed financial institution is required to pay interest under subsection (1.1) in respect of an amount required under subsection 228(2.1) to be paid within the time specified in that paragraph and the interest has not been paid on or before the day on or before which the financial institution is required under subsection 238(2.1) to file a final return for that reporting period, the interest is deemed, for the purposes of this Part, to be an amount required to be remitted by the financial institution on or before that day that has not been remitted on or before that day.

  • Marginal note:Payment of interest

    (4.1) If interest is compounded on a partic­ular day on an amount that a person has failed to pay or remit when required under this Part, the interest so compounded is deemed, for the purposes of this section, to be required to be paid by the person to the Receiver General at the end of the particular day and, if the person has not paid the interest so computed by the end of the next following day, the interest shall be added to the amount at the end of the particular day.

  • (5) and (6) [Repealed, 2006, c. 4, s. 146]

  • Marginal note:Payment before specified date

    (7) If the Minister has served a demand that a person pay or remit on or before a specified date all tax, net tax, instalments, amounts under section 264, penalties and interest payable by the person under this Part on the date of the demand, and the person pays the total on or before the specified date, the Minister may waive interest for the period beginning on the first day following the date of the demand and ending on the day of payment.

  • [NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text
  • see relevant amending Acts and regulations.]
  • 1990, c. 45, s. 12
  • 1993, c. 27, s. 126
  • 1994, c. 9, s. 21(F)
  • 1997, c. 10, s. 235
  • 2000, c. 30, s. 83(F)
  • 2006, c. 4, s. 146

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