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New Harmonized Value-added Tax System Regulations, No. 2

Version of section 26 from 2010-06-17 to 2012-09-19:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Part.



farming has the meaning assigned by subsection 248(1) of the Income Tax Act. (agriculture)

eligible roadway

voie admissible

eligible roadway means a road, highway, bridge, tunnel or ferry landing that is for the passage of vehicles, but does not include a dedicated parking area, an airport runway, a shipyard, a driveway or a bicycle or pedestrian pathway. (voie admissible)

industry classification system

système de classification des industries

industry classification system means the North American Industry Classification System as it read on July 1, 2010. (système de classification des industries)

instalment period

période d’acomptes

instalment period means any period beginning on the first day of the fourth fiscal month of a fiscal year of a person and ending on the last day of the third fiscal month of the immediately following fiscal year of the person. (période d’acomptes)

motor vehicle

véhicule automobile

motor vehicle means a motorized vehicle designed for the transportation of individuals or of tangible personal property, but does not include

  • (a) a power-assisted bicycle;

  • (b) a snow vehicle;

  • (c) an all-terrain vehicle;

  • (c) an electrically propelled wheelchair;

  • (d) a street car;

  • (e) a vehicle that runs only on rails; or

  • (f) a farm tractor, or other farm machinery, acquired, or brought into a province, exclusively for use in farming activities. (véhicule automobile)



production means an activity (other than the assembling, processing or manufacturing of tangible personal property in a retail establishment or the storage of finished products) that is

  • (a) the assembling, processing or manufacturing of particular tangible personal property to create other tangible personal property that is different in nature or character from the particular tangible personal property;

  • (b) the generation of any form of energy or its transformation into another form of energy;

  • (c) the restoring of tangible personal property by its owner;

  • (d) the recording of images or sound on media;

  • (e) the cutting, transforming and handling of timber in a forest and the building and maintenance of forest access roads in the course of those activities;

  • (f) the extraction and processing of a mineral until the first stage of concentration or the equivalent;

  • (g) the transformation of toxic industrial waste into a non-toxic product; and

  • (h) if performed in conjunction with an activity referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (g) by the same person that performed that activity,

    • (i) the detection, measurement, treatment, reduction or elimination of water, soil or air pollutants that are attributable to producing personal property,

    • (ii) the transportation of refuse or waste derived from producing personal property,

    • (iii) the quality control of personal property being produced or of production equipment, and

    • (iv) the cleaning, screening, sifting, wrapping, packing or putting into containers of property. (production)

production equipment

matériel de production

production equipment means

  • (a) machinery, tools, equipment and accessories;

  • (b) moulds and dies;

  • (c) media for recording images or sounds;

  • (d) plans, drawings, models and prototypes;

  • (e) components or spare parts of the property described in paragraphs (a) to (d);

  • (f) material used to produce or repair the property described in paragraphs (a) to (e); and

  • (g) explosives and the material used to manufacture them. (matériel de production)

qualifying motor vehicle

véhicule automobile admissible

qualifying motor vehicle means a motor vehicle acquired in, or brought into, a specified province that is licensed, or required to be licensed, for use on a public highway under the laws of the specified province relating to the licensing of motor vehicles and that weighs, while carrying its maximum capacity of fuel, lubricant and coolant, less than 3,000 kilograms at the time when the vehicle is first licensed, or first required to be licensed, under those laws. (véhicule automobile admissible)

recapture period

période de récupération

recapture period means any period of 12 calendar months that

  • (a) begins on July 1 of a calendar year; and

  • (b) occurs between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2018. (période de récupération)

recapture rate

taux de récupération

recapture rate applicable at any time means

  • (a) in the case of a time that is on or after July 1, 2010 and before July 1, 2015, 100%;

  • (b) in the case of a time that is on or after July 1, 2015 and before July 1, 2016, 75%;

  • (c) in the case of a time that is on or after July 1, 2016 and before July 1, 2017, 50%;

  • (d) in the case of a time that is on or after July 1, 2017 and before July 1, 2018, 25%; and

  • (e) in the case of a time that is on or after July 1, 2018, 0%. (taux de récupération)

specified energy

forme d’énergie déterminée

specified energy means

  • (a) electricity, gas and steam; and

  • (b) anything (other than fuel for use in a propulsion engine) that can be used to generate energy

    • (i) by way of combustion or oxidization, or

    • (ii) by undergoing a nuclear reaction in a reactor for the generation of energy. (forme d’énergie déterminée)

specified province

province déterminée

specified province means Ontario or British Columbia. (province déterminée)

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