Assented to 2022-06-23
An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 and other measures
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022 and other measures”.
Part 1 implements certain income tax measures by
(a) providing a Labour Mobility Deduction for the temporary relocation of tradespeople to a work location;
(b) allowing for the immediate expensing of eligible property by certain Canadian businesses;
(c) allowing the Children’s Special Allowance to be paid in respect of a child who is maintained by an Indigenous governing body and providing consistent tax treatment of kinship care providers and foster parents receiving financial assistance from an Indigenous governing body and those receiving such assistance from a provincial government;
(d) doubling the allowable qualifying expense limit under the Home Accessibility Tax Credit;
(e) expanding the criteria for the mental functions impairment eligibility as well as the life-sustaining therapy category eligibility for the Disability Tax Credit;
(f) providing clarity in respect of the determination of the one-time additional payment under the GST/HST tax credit for the period 2019-2020;
(g) changing the delivery of Climate Action Incentive payments from a refundable credit claimed annually to a credit that is paid quarterly;
(h) temporarily extending the period for incurring eligible expenses and other deadlines under film or video production tax credits;
(i) providing a tax incentive for specified zero-emission technology manufacturing activities;
(j) providing the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) the discretion to accept late applications for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and the Canada Recovery Hiring Program;
(k) including postdoctoral fellowship income in the definition of “earned income” for RRSP purposes;
(l) enabling registered charities to enter into charitable partnerships with organizations other than qualified donees under certain conditions;
(m) allowing automatic and immediate revocation of the registration of an organization as a charity where that organization is listed as a terrorist entity under the Criminal Code;
(n) enabling the CRA to use taxpayer information to assist in the collection of Canada Emergency Business Account loans; and
(o) expanding capital cost allowance deductions to include new clean energy equipment.
It also makes related and consequential amendments to the Excise Tax Act, the Children’s Special Allowances Act, the Excise Act, 2001, the Income Tax Regulations and the Children’s Special Allowance Regulations.
Part 2 implements certain Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) measures by
(a) ensuring that all assignment sales in respect of newly constructed or substantially renovated residential housing are taxable supplies for GST/HST purposes; and
(b) extending eligibility for the expanded hospital rebate to health care services supplied by charities or non-profit organizations with the active involvement of, or on the recommendation of, either a physician or a nurse practitioner, irrespective of their geographic location.
Division 1 of Part 3 implements a new federal excise duty framework for vaping products by, among other things,
(a) requiring that manufacturers of vaping products obtain a vaping licence from the CRA;
(b) requiring that all vaping products that are removed from the premises of a vaping licensee to be entered into the Canadian market for retail sale be affixed with an excise stamp;
(c) imposing excise duties on vaping products to be paid by vaping product licensees;
(d) providing for administration and enforcement rules related to the excise duty framework on vaping products;
(e) providing the Governor in Council with authority to provide for an additional excise duty in respect of provinces and territories that enter into a coordinated vaping product taxation agreement with Canada; and
(f) making related amendments to other legislative texts, including to allow for a coordinated federal/provincial-territorial vaping product taxation system and to ensure that the excise duty framework applies properly to imported vaping products.
Division 2 of Part 3 amends the excise duty exemption under the Excise Act, 2001 for wine produced in Canada and composed wholly of agricultural or plant product grown in Canada.
Division 3 of Part 3 amends the Excise Act to eliminate excise duty for beer containing no more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.
Part 4 enacts the Select Luxury Items Tax Act. That Act creates a new taxation regime for domestic sales, and importations into Canada, of certain new motor vehicles and aircraft priced over $100,000 and certain new boats priced over $250,000. It provides that the tax applies if the total price or value of the subject select luxury item at the time of sale or importation exceeds the relevant price threshold. It provides that the tax is to be calculated at the lesser of 10% of the total price of the item and 20% of the total price of the item that exceeds the relevant price threshold. To promote compliance with the new taxation regime, that Act includes modern elements of administration and enforcement aligned with those found in other taxation statutes. Finally, this Part also makes related and consequential amendments to other texts to ensure proper implementation of the new tax and to ensure a cohesive and efficient administration by the CRA.
Division 1 of Part 5 retroactively renders a provision of the contract that is set out in the schedule to An Act respecting the Canadian Pacific Railway, chapter 1 of the Statutes of Canada, 1881, to be of no force or effect. It retroactively extinguishes any obligations and liabilities of Her Majesty in right of Canada and any rights and privileges of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company arising out of or acquired under that provision.
Division 2 of Part 5 amends the Nisga’a Final Agreement Act to give force of law to the entire Nisga’a Nation Taxation Agreement during the period that that Taxation Agreement is, by its terms, in force.
Division 3 of Part 5 repeals the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act.
It also amends the Income Tax Act to exempt from taxation under that Act any income earned by the Safe Drinking Water Trust in accordance with the Settlement Agreement entered into on September 15, 2021 relating to long-term drinking water quality for impacted First Nations.
Division 4 of Part 5 authorizes payments to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the purpose of addressing transit shortfalls and needs and improving housing supply and affordability.
Division 5 of Part 5 amends the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation Act by adding the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation and one other member to that Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Division 6 of Part 5 amends the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act to authorize additional payments to the provinces and territories.
Division 7 of Part 5 amends the Borrowing Authority Act to, among other things, count previously excluded borrowings made in the spring of 2021 in the calculation of the maximum amount that may be borrowed. It also amends the Financial Administration Act to change certain reporting requirements in relation to amounts borrowed under orders made under paragraph 46.1(c) of that Act.
Division 8 of Part 5 amends the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 to, among other things, permit the establishment of a solvency reserve account in the pension fund of certain defined benefit plans and require the establishment of governance policies for all pension plans.
Division 9 of Part 5 amends the Special Import Measures Act to, among other things,
(a) provide that assessments of injury are to take into account impacts on workers;
(b) require the Canadian International Trade Tribunal to make inquiries with respect to massive importations when it is acting under section 42 of that Act;
(c) require that Tribunal to initiate expiry reviews of certain orders and findings;
(d) modify the deadline for notifying the government of the country of export of properly documented complaints;
(e) modify the criteria for imposing duties in cases of massive importations;
(f) modify the criteria for initiating anti-circumvention investigations; and
(g) remove the requirement that, in order to find circumvention, the principal cause of the change in a pattern of trade must be the imposition of anti-dumping or countervailing duties.
It also amends the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act to provide that trade unions may, with the support of domestic producers, file global safeguard complaints.
Division 11 of Part 5 amends the Insurance Companies Act to permit property and casualty companies and marine companies to not include the value of certain debt obligations when calculating their borrowing limit.
Division 12 of Part 5 enacts the Prohibition on the Purchase of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act. The Act prohibits the purchase of residential property in Canada by non-Canadians unless they are exempted by the Act or its regulations or the purchase is made in certain circumstances specified in the regulations.
Division 13 of Part 5 amends the Parliament of Canada Act and makes consequential and related amendments to other Acts to, among other things,
(a) change the additional annual allowances that are paid to senators who occupy certain positions so that the government’s representatives and the Opposition in the Senate are eligible for the allowances for five positions each and the three other recognized parties or parliamentary groups in the Senate with the greatest number of members are eligible for the allowances for four positions each;
(b) provide that the Leader of the Government in the Senate or Government Representative in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and the Leader or Facilitator of every other recognized party or parliamentary group in the Senate are to be consulted on the appointment of certain officers and agents of Parliament; and
(c) provide that the Leader of the Government in the Senate or Government Representative in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and the Leader or Facilitator of every other recognized party or parliamentary group in the Senate may change the membership of the Standing Senate Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration.
Division 14 of Part 5 amends the Financial Administration Act in order to, among other things, allow the Treasury Board to provide certain services to certain entities.
Division 15 of Part 5 amends the Competition Act to enhance the Commissioner of Competition’s investigative powers, criminalize wage fixing and related agreements, increase maximum fines and administrative monetary penalties, clarify that incomplete price disclosure is a false or misleading representation, expand the definition of anti-competitive conduct, allow private access to the Competition Tribunal to remedy an abuse of dominance and improve the effectiveness of the merger notification requirements and other provisions.
Division 16 of Part 5 amends the Copyright Act to extend certain terms of copyright protection, including the general term, from 50 to 70 years after the life of the author and, in doing so, implements one of Canada’s obligations under the Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement.
Division 17 of Part 5 amends the College of Patent Agents and Trademark Agents Act to, among other things,
(a) ensure that the College has sufficient independence and flexibility to exercise its corporate functions;
(b) provide statutory immunity to certain persons involved in the regulatory activities of the College; and
(c) grant powers to the Registrar and Investigations Committee that will allow for improved efficiency in the complaints and discipline process.
Division 18 of Part 5 enacts the Civil Lunar Gateway Agreement Implementation Act to implement Canada’s obligations under the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America concerning Cooperation on the Civil Lunar Gateway. It provides for powers to protect confidential information provided under the Memorandum. It also makes related amendments to the Criminal Code to extend its application to activities related to the Lunar Gateway and to the Government Employees Compensation Act to address the cross-waiver of liability set out in the Memorandum.
Division 19 of Part 5 amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to restrict the use of detention in dry cells to cases where the institutional head has reasonable grounds to believe that an inmate has ingested contraband or that contraband is being carried in the inmate’s rectum.
Division 20 of Part 5 amends the Customs Act in order to authorize its administration and enforcement by electronic means and to provide that the importer of record of goods is jointly and severally, or solidarily, liable to pay duties on the goods under section 17 of that Act with the importer or person authorized to account for the goods, as the case may be, and the owner of the goods.
Division 21 of Part 5 amends the Criminal Code to create an offence of wilfully promoting antisemitism by condoning, denying or downplaying the Holocaust through statements communicated other than in private conversation.
(a) implement the Government of Canada’s response to the report of the sixth Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission regarding salaries and benefits and to create the office of supernumerary prothonotary of the Federal Court;
(b) increase the number of judges for certain superior courts and include the new offices of Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick and Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan;
(c) create the offices of prothonotary and supernumerary prothonotary of the Tax Court of Canada; and
(d) replace the term “prothonotary” with “associate judge”.
Division 23 of Part 5 amends the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to, among other things,
(a) authorize the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to give instructions establishing categories of foreign nationals for the purposes of determining to whom an invitation to make an application for permanent residence is to be issued, as well as instructions setting out the economic goal that that Minister seeks to support in establishing the category;
(b) prevent an officer from issuing a visa or other document to a foreign national invited in respect of an established category if the foreign national is not in fact eligible to be a member of that category;
(c) require that the annual report to Parliament on the operation of that Act include a description of any instructions that establish a category of foreign nationals, the economic goal sought to be supported in establishing the category and the number of foreign nationals invited to make an application for permanent residence in respect of the category; and
(d) authorize that Minister to give instructions respecting the class of permanent residents in respect of which a foreign national must apply after being issued an invitation, if the foreign national is eligible to be a member of more than one class.
Division 25 of Part 5
(a) amends the Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act to set out the consequences that apply in respect of a worker who received, for a four-week period, an income support payment and who received, for any week during the four-week period, any benefit, allowance or money referred to in subparagraph 6(1)(b)(ii) or (iii) of that Act;
(b) amends the Canada Emergency Student Benefit Act to set out the consequences that apply in respect of a student who received, for a four-week period, a Canada emergency student benefit and who received, for any week during the four-week period, any benefit, allowance or money referred to in subparagraph 6(1)(b)(ii) or (iii) of that Act; and
(c) amends the Employment Insurance Act to set out the consequences that apply in respect of a claimant who received, for any week, an employment insurance emergency response benefit and who received, for that week, any payment or benefit referred to in paragraph 153.9(2)(c) or (d) of that Act.
Division 26 of Part 5 amends the Employment Insurance Act to, among other things,
(a) replace employment benefits and support measures set out in Part II of that Act with employment support measures that are intended to help insured participants and other workers — including workers in groups underrepresented in the labour market — to obtain and keep employment; and
(b) allow the Canada Employment Insurance Commission to enter into agreements to provide for the payment of contributions to organizations for the costs of measures that they implement and that are consistent with the purpose and guidelines set out in Part II of that Act.
It also makes a consequential amendment to the Income Tax Act.
Division 27 of Part 5 amends the Employment Insurance Act to specify the maximum number of weeks for which benefits may be paid in a benefit period to certain seasonal workers and to extend, until October 28, 2023, the increase in the maximum number of weeks for which those benefits may be paid. It also amends the Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 to add a transitional measure in relation to amendments to the Employment Insurance Regulations that are found in that Act.
Division 28 of Part 5 amends the Canada Pension Plan to make corrections respecting
(a) the calculation of the minimum qualifying period and the contributory period for the purposes of the post-retirement disability benefit;
(b) the determination of values for contributors who have periods excluded from their contributory periods by reason of disability; and
(c) the attribution of amounts for contributors who have periods excluded from their contributory periods because they were family allowance recipients.
Division 29 of Part 5 amends An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code to, among other things,
(a) shorten the period before which an employee begins to earn one day of medical leave of absence with pay per month;
(b) standardize the conditions related to the requirement to provide a medical certificate following a medical leave of absence, regardless of whether the leave is paid or unpaid;
(c) authorize the Governor in Council to make regulations in certain circumstances, including to modify certain provisions respecting medical leave of absence with pay;
(d) ensure that, for the purposes of medical leave of absence, an employee who changes employers due to the lease or transfer of a work, undertaking or business or due to a contract being awarded through a retendering process is deemed to be continuously employed with one employer; and
(e) provide that the provisions relating to medical leave of absence come into force no later than December 1, 2022.
Division 30 of Part 5 amends the Canada Business Corporations Act to, among other things,
(a) require certain corporations to send to the Director appointed under that Act information on individuals with significant control on an annual basis or when a change occurs;
(b) allow that Director to provide all or part of that information to an investigative body, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada or any prescribed entity; and
(c) clarify that, for the purposes of subsection 21.1(7) of that Act, it is the securities of a corporation, not the corporation itself, that are listed and posted for trading on a designated stock exchange.
Division 31 of Part 5 amends the Special Economic Measures Act and the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) to, among other things,
(a) create regimes allowing for the forfeiture of property that has been seized or restrained under those Acts;
(b) specify that the proceeds resulting from the disposition of those properties are to be used for certain purposes; and
(c) allow for the sharing of information between certain persons in certain circumstances.
It also makes amendments to the Seized Property Management Act in relation to those forfeiture of property regimes.
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
Marginal note:Short title
1 This Act may be cited as the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1.
PART 1Amendments to the Income Tax Act and Other Legislation
R.S., c. 1 (5th Supp.)Income Tax Act
Marginal note:Labour mobility deduction
(t) if the taxpayer is an eligible tradesperson for the year, an amount equal to the lesser of
(i) $4,000, and
(ii) the total of all amounts each of which is a temporary relocation deduction of the taxpayer for the year in respect of an eligible temporary relocation of the taxpayer.
(2) Section 8 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (13):
Marginal note:Labour mobility deduction — interpretation
(14) For the purposes of this subsection and paragraph (1)(t),
(a) a taxpayer is an eligible tradesperson for a taxation year if, in the taxation year, the taxpayer has income from employment as a tradesperson or apprentice and performs their duties of employment in construction activities described in subsection 238(1) of the Income Tax Regulations;
(b) a temporary work location of a taxpayer is a location in Canada
(i) at which the taxpayer performs their duties of employment under a temporary employment contract, and
(ii) that is not situated in the locality where the taxpayer is ordinarily employed or carrying on business;
(c) an eligible temporary relocation of a taxpayer is a temporary relocation that meets the following conditions:
(i) the relocation is undertaken by the taxpayer to enable the taxpayer to perform their duties of employment as an eligible tradesperson at one or more temporary work locations of the taxpayer within the same locality,
(ii) prior to the relocation, the taxpayer ordinarily resided at a residence in Canada (in this subsection referred to as the “ordinary residence”),
(iii) the taxpayer was required by their duties of employment referred to in subparagraph (i) to be away from the ordinary residence for a period of not less than 36 hours,
(iv) during the temporary relocation, the taxpayer temporarily resided at one or more lodgings in Canada (in this subsection referred to as the “temporary lodging”), and
(v) the distance between the ordinary residence and each temporary work location of the taxpayer referred to in subparagraph (i) is not less than 150 kilometres greater than the distance between each temporary lodging referred in subparagraph (iv) and each temporary work location of the taxpayer referred to in subparagraph (i);
(d) subject to paragraph (e), an eligible temporary relocation expense of a taxpayer for a taxation year is a reasonable expense incurred by the taxpayer during the taxation year, the previous taxation year or prior to February 1 of the following taxation year, in respect of
(i) transportation for one round trip per eligible temporary relocation by the taxpayer between the ordinary residence and the temporary lodging,
(ii) meals consumed by the taxpayer during the round trip described in subparagraph (i), and
(iii) the taxpayer’s temporary lodging if, throughout the period of the taxpayer’s temporary relocation,
(A) the taxpayer maintains their ordinary residence as their principal place of residence, and
(B) the ordinary residence remains available for the taxpayer’s occupancy and is not rented to any other person;
(e) an eligible temporary relocation expense described in paragraph (d) does not include an expense incurred by the taxpayer to the extent that
(i) the expense is deducted (other than under paragraph (1)(t)) in computing the taxpayer’s income for any taxation year,
(ii) the expense was deductible under paragraph (1)(t) by the taxpayer for the immediately preceding taxation year, or
(iii) the taxpayer is entitled to receive a reimbursement, allowance or any other form of assistance (other than an amount that is included in computing the income for any taxation year of the taxpayer and that is not deductible in computing the income of the taxpayer) in respect of the expense; and
(f) a taxpayer’s temporary relocation deduction for a taxation year in respect of an eligible temporary relocation of the taxpayer is the lesser of
(i) the total eligible temporary relocation expenses of the taxpayer for the taxation year incurred in respect of the eligible temporary relocation, and
(ii) half of the taxpayer’s total income for the taxation year from employment as an eligible tradesperson at all temporary work locations referred to in subparagraph (c)(i) in respect of the eligible temporary relocation (computed without reference to this section).
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply to the 2022 and subsequent taxation years.
3 (1) Subsection 13(2) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Marginal note:Recapture — Class 10.1 Passenger Vehicle
(2) Notwithstanding subsection 13(1), where an excess amount is determined under that subsection at the end of a taxation year in respect of a passenger vehicle having a cost to a taxpayer in excess of $20,000 or such other amount as may be prescribed, unless it was, at any time, designated immediate expensing property as defined in subsection 1104(3.1) of the Income Tax Regulations, that excess amount shall not be included in computing the taxpayer’s income for the year but shall be deemed, for the purposes of B in the definition undepreciated capital cost in subsection 13(21), to be an amount included in the taxpayer’s income for the year by reason of this section.
(2) The portion of paragraph 13(7)(i) of the Act before subparagraph (ii) is replaced by the following:
(i) if the cost to a taxpayer of a zero-emission passenger vehicle exceeds the prescribed amount in subsection 7307(1.1) of the Income Tax Regulations, or if the cost of a passenger vehicle that was, at any time, designated immediate expensing property as defined in subsection 1104(3.1) of the Income Tax Regulations exceeds the prescribed amount in subsection 7307(1) of the Income Tax Regulations,
(i) the capital cost to the taxpayer of the vehicle is deemed to be equal to the prescribed amount under subsection 7307(1) or (1.1), as the case may be, and
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) are deemed to have come into force for taxation years ending on or after April 19, 2021.
4 (1) The portion of paragraph 81(1)(h) before subparagraph (i) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Marginal note:Social assistance
(h) where the taxpayer is an individual (other than a trust), a social assistance payment (other than a prescribed payment) ordinarily made on the basis of a means, needs or income test under a program provided for by an Act of Parliament, a law of a province or a law of an Indigenous governing body (as defined in section 2 of the Children’s Special Allowances Act), to the extent that it is received directly or indirectly by the taxpayer for the benefit of another individual (other than the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner or a person who is related to the taxpayer or to the taxpayer’s spouse or common-law partner), if
(2) The portion of paragraph 81(1)(h.1) before subparagraph (i) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Marginal note:Social assistance for informal care programs
(h.1) if the taxpayer is an individual (other than a trust), a social assistance payment ordinarily made on the basis of a means, needs or income test provided for under a program of the Government of Canada, the government of a province or of an Indigenous governing body (as defined in section 2 of the Children’s Special Allowances Act), to the extent that it is received directly or indirectly by the taxpayer for the benefit of a particular individual, if
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) are deemed to have come into force on January 1, 2020.
5 (1) Paragraph (a) of the description of B in subsection 118.041(3) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(a) $20,000, and
(2) Paragraphs 118.041(5)(a) and (b) of the Act are replaced by the following:
(a) a maximum of $20,000 of qualifying expenditures for a taxation year in respect of a qualifying individual can be claimed under subsection (3) by the qualifying individual and all eligible individuals in respect of the qualifying individual;
(b) if there is more than one qualifying individual in respect of an eligible dwelling, a maximum of $20,000 of qualifying expenditures for a taxation year in respect of the eligible dwelling can be claimed under subsection (3) by the qualifying individuals and all eligible individuals in respect of the qualifying individuals; and
(3) Subsections (1) and (2) apply to the 2022 and subsequent taxation years.
6 (1) Subparagraph 118.3(1)(a.1)(ii) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(ii) is required to be administered at least two times each week for a total duration averaging not less than 14 hours a week, and
(2) The portion of subsection 118.3(1.1) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
Marginal note:Time spent on therapy
(1.1) For the purpose of paragraph 118.3(1)(a.1), in determining whether therapy is required to be administered at least two times each week for a total duration averaging not less than an average of 14 hours a week, the time spent on administering therapy
(3) Paragraphs 118.3(1.1)(b) to (d) of the Act are replaced by the following:
(b) in the case of therapy that requires
(i) a regular dosage of medication that is required to be adjusted on a daily basis, includes time spent on activities that are directly related to the determination of the dosage of the medication, and
(ii) the daily consumption of a medical food or medical formula to limit intake of a particular compound to levels required for the proper development or functioning of the body, includes the time spent on activities that are directly related to the determination of the amount of the compound that can be safely consumed;
(c) in the case of
(i) a child who is unable to perform the activities related to the administration of the therapy as a result of the child’s age, includes the time spent by another person to perform or supervise those activities for the child, and
(ii) an individual who is unable to perform the activities related to the administration of the therapy because of the effects of an impairment or impairments in physical or mental functions, includes the time required to be spent by another person to assist the individual in performing those activities; and
(d) does not include time spent on
(i) activities (other than activities described in paragraph (b)) related to dietary or exercise restrictions or regimes,
(ii) travel time,
(iii) medical appointments (other than medical appointments to receive therapy or to determine the daily dosage of medication, medical food or medical formula),
(iv) shopping for medication, or
(v) recuperation after therapy (other than medically required recuperation).
(3.1) Section 118.3 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (1.1):
(1.2) Despite subsection (1.1), an individual who is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus is deemed to require therapy to be administered at least two times each week for a total duration averaging not less than 14 hours a week.
(4) Subsections (1) to (3.1) apply to the 2021 and subsequent taxation years in respect of certificates described in paragraph 118.3(1)(a.2) or (a.3) of the Income Tax Act that are filed with the Minister of National Revenue after this Act receives royal assent.
7 (1) Subparagraphs 118.4(1)(c.1)(i) to (iii) of the Act are replaced by the following:
(v) perception of reality,
(vi) problem solving,
(vii) goal setting,
(viii) regulation of behaviour and emotions,
(ix) verbal and non-verbal comprehension, and
(x) adaptive functioning;
(2) Subsection (1) applies to the 2021 and subsequent taxation years in respect of certificates described in paragraph 118.3(1)(a.2) or (a.3) of the Income Tax Act that are filed with the Minister of National Revenue after this Act receives royal assent.
8 (1) Subsection 122.5(3.001) of the Act is replaced by the following:
Marginal note:COVID-19 — additional deemed payment
(3.001) An eligible individual in relation to a month specified for a taxation year who files a return of income for the taxation year is deemed to have paid during the specified month on account of their tax payable under this Part for the taxation year an amount determined by the formula
A − B − C
- is the total of
(b) $580 for the qualified relation, if any, of the individual in relation to the specified month,
(c) if the individual has no qualified relation in relation to the specified month and is entitled to deduct an amount for the taxation year under subsection 118(1) because of paragraph (b) of the description of B in that subsection in respect of a qualified dependant of the individual in relation to the specified month, $580,
(d) $306 times the number of qualified dependants of the individual in relation to the specified month, other than a qualified dependant in respect of whom an amount is included under paragraph (c) in computing the total for the specified month,
(e) if the individual has no qualified relation and has one or more qualified dependants, in relation to the specified month, $306, and
(f) if the individual has no qualified relation and no qualified dependant, in relation to the specified month, the lesser of $306 and 2% of the amount, if any, by which the individual’s income for the taxation year exceeds $9,412;
- is 5% of the amount, if any, by which the individual’s adjusted income for the taxation year in relation to the specified month exceeds $37,789; and
- is the total amount that the eligible individual is deemed to have paid under subsection (3) on account of their tax payable for the specified months of July 2019, October 2019, January 2020 and April 2020.
(2) Subsection (1) is deemed to have come into effect on March 25, 2020.
9 (1) Paragraph (i) of the definition eligible individual in section 122.6 of the Act is replaced by the following:
(i) an individual shall not fail to qualify as a parent (within the meaning assigned by section 252) of another individual solely because of the receipt of a social assistance amount that is payable under a program of the Government of Canada, the government of a province or an Indigenous governing body (as defined in section 2 of the Children’s Special Allowances Act) for the benefit of the other individual; (particulier admissible)
(2) Subsection (1) is deemed to have come into force on January 1, 2020.
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