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Excise Tax Act

Version of section 81.36 from 2003-07-02 to 2023-01-25:


Marginal note:Reference to Federal Court

  •  (1) The Minister may refer any question of law, fact or mixed law and fact relating to this Act to the Federal Court for hearing and determination.

  • Marginal note:Contents of reference

    (2) A reference under subsection (1) shall set out

    • (a) the question to be determined;

    • (b) the names of any specific persons that the Minister seeks to have bound by the determination; and

    • (c) the facts and arguments on which the Minister intends to rely at the hearing.

  • Marginal note:Service

    (3) A copy of a reference under subsection (1) shall be served by the Minister on the persons, if any, named in the reference pursuant to subsection (2) and on such other persons as, in the opinion of the Court, are likely to be affected by the determination of the question set out in the reference.

  • Marginal note:Notice

    (4) Where a reference under subsection (1) is made to the Court and the Court is of the opinion that persons, other than those named in the reference pursuant to subsection (2), are likely to be affected by the determination of the question set out in the reference but that the identity of those persons is not known or readily ascertainable, the Court may direct that notice of the reference be given in such manner as it considers will most likely come to the attention of those other persons.

  • Marginal note:Suspension of time limitations

    (5) The period beginning on the day the Minister institutes proceedings in the Court pursuant to subsection (1) to have a question determined and ending on the day the question is finally determined shall not be counted in determining

    • (a) the time limited by subsection 81.15(1) or 81.17(1) for serving a notice of objection by any person who is served with a copy of the reference pursuant to subsection (3) or who appears as a party at the hearing to determine the question;

    • (b) the time limited by section 81.19, 81.2 or 81.24 for instituting an appeal by any person referred to in paragraph (a); or

    • (c) the time limited by section 82 for commencing proceedings to recover any tax, penalty, interest or other sum payable under this Act by any person referred to in paragraph (a).

  • Marginal note:Final and binding

    (6) A determination of the Federal Court under this section is, subject to an appeal, final and binding on any person who is served with a copy of the reference pursuant to subsection (3) or who appears as a party at the hearing to determine the question.

  • [NOTE: Application provisions are not included in the consolidated text
  • see relevant amending Acts and regulations.]
  • R.S., 1985, c. 7 (2nd Supp.), s. 38
  • 2002, c. 8, s. 183
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