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Nova Scotia HST Regulations, 2010 (SOR/2010-99)

Regulations are current to 2024-04-01 and last amended on 2010-07-01. Previous Versions

Transitional Rules (continued)

Marginal note:Additional disclosure — real property

  •  (1) If a builder makes a taxable supply of a residential complex in Nova Scotia under an agreement of purchase and sale entered into after April 6, 2010 and before July 1, 2010 and tax under subsection 165(2) of the Act applies in respect of the supply at a rate of 10%, the builder shall indicate in the agreement of purchase and sale

    • (a) the total tax payable in respect of the supply in a manner that clearly indicates the amount of that total and whether or not that amount takes into account any amount to be paid or credited in accordance with subsection 254(4) of the Act; or

    • (b) the total of the rates at which tax is payable in respect of the supply.

  • Marginal note:Failure to disclose

    (2) If a builder fails to comply with subsection (1) in respect of a supply and the builder is required under section 221 of the Act to collect tax at a particular time in respect of the supply,

    • (a) the tax payable by the recipient in respect of the supply is to be calculated as if the tax under subsection 165(2) of the Act applied in respect of the supply at a rate of 8% and not at a rate of 10%; and

    • (b) despite paragraph (a), the builder is deemed to have collected the tax at the particular time in respect of the supply at a rate of 10%.

Marginal note:Employee and shareholder benefits

 In respect of the 2010 taxation year, if

  • (a) a benefit amount is required to be included under paragraph 6(1)(a) or (e) of the Income Tax Act in computing an individual’s income from an office or employment and the last establishment of the employer at which the individual ordinarily worked or to which the individual ordinarily reported in the year in relation to that office or employment is located in Nova Scotia or in the Nova Scotia offshore area, or

  • (b) a benefit amount is required under subsection 15(1) of the Income Tax Act to be included in computing an individual’s income and the individual is resident in Nova Scotia at the end of the year,

the portion of subclause (I) of the description of A in clause 173(1)(d)(vi)(B) of the Act after sub-subclause 2 is adapted as follows:

13%, and

  • SOR/2010-152, s. 12

Marginal note:Nova Scotia housing rebate

 Subsections 254(2.01) to (2.1) of the Act do not apply in respect of a residential complex if the agreement of purchase and sale of the residential complex is entered into by an individual after April 6, 2010, unless ownership of the residential complex is transferred, or possession of the residential complex is given, to the individual before July 1, 2010.

Marginal note:Nova Scotia housing rebate

 Subsections 254.1(2.01) to (2.1) of the Act do not apply in respect of a building or part of it in which a residential unit forming part of a residential complex is situated if the agreement under which the building or part is supplied by way of sale to an individual is entered into by the individual after April 6, 2010, unless possession of the unit is given to the individual before July 1, 2010.

Marginal note:Nova Scotia housing rebate

 Subsections 255(2.01) to (2.1) of the Act do not apply in respect of a supply, by a cooperative housing corporation to an individual, of a share of the capital stock of the corporation if the agreement of purchase and sale of the share is entered into by the individual after April 6, 2010, unless ownership of the share is transferred to the individual before July 1, 2010.

Marginal note:Nova Scotia housing rebate

 Subsections 256(2.02) to (2.1) of the Act do not apply in respect of a residential complex, unless the application under subsection 256(3) of the Act for a rebate provided for under subsection 256(2.1) of the Act is filed in respect of the residential complex with the Minister of National Revenue before July 1, 2010.

Application

  •  (1) Sections 1, 3 to 13 and 15 to 18 are deemed to have come into force on April 6, 2010.

  • (2) Section 2 applies

    • (a) to any supply made on or after July 1, 2010;

    • (b) to any consideration for a supply (other than a continuous supply) by way of sale of tangible personal property or intangible personal property (other than an admission, a passenger transportation pass or a membership that is not a membership for the lifetime of an individual) that becomes due, or is paid without having become due, on or after July 1, 2010;

    • (c) to any consideration for a supply (other than a continuous supply) of a service that

      • (i) becomes due, or is paid without having become due, on or after May 1, 2010, and

      • (ii) is attributable to the portion of the service that is performed after June 2010;

    • (d) to any consideration for a supply of property by way of lease, licence or similar arrangement that

      • (i) becomes due, or is paid without having become due, on or after May 1, 2010, and

      • (ii) is a rent, royalty or similar payment attributable to a period that is after June 2010;

    • (e) to any consideration for a supply by way of sale of real property if ownership and possession of the property are transferred on or after July 1, 2010;

    • (f) to any consideration for a continuous supply that

      • (i) becomes due, or is paid without having become due, on or after May 1, 2010, and

      • (ii) is attributable to the portion of the property or service that is delivered, performed or made available after June 2010;

    • (g) to any consideration for a supply by way of sale of intangible personal property that is a membership (other than a membership for the lifetime of an individual), an admission or a passenger transportation pass that

      • (i) becomes due, or is paid without having become due, on or after May 1, 2010, and

      • (ii) is attributable to,

        • (A) in the case of a membership or an admission, the portion of the period of membership or admission that is after June 2010, or

        • (B) in the case of a passenger transportation pass, the portion of the validity period of the passenger transportation pass that is after June 2010;

    • (h) to any consideration for a supply made under a contract to construct, renovate, alter or repair real property or a ship or other marine vessel that

      • (i) becomes due, or is paid without having become due, on or after May 1, 2010 as a progress payment under the contract, and

      • (ii) may reasonably be attributed to property delivered or a service performed under the contract on or after July 1, 2010;

    • (i) to goods imported into Canada on or after July 1, 2010;

    • (j) to goods imported into Canada before July 1, 2010 and that are, on or after that day, accounted for under subsection 32(1), paragraph 32(2)(a) or subsection 32(5) of the Customs Act or released in the circumstances set out in paragraph 32(2)(b) of that Act;

    • (k) to property brought into Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia offshore area on or after July 1, 2010;

    • (l) to property that is brought into Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia offshore area before July 1, 2010 by a carrier if the property is delivered in Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia offshore area to a consignee on or after that day; and

    • (m) for the purposes of determining or calculating any of the following amounts if none of paragraphs (a) to (l) applies:

      • (i) tax in respect of Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia offshore area on or after July 1, 2010,

      • (ii) tax that is not payable in respect of Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia offshore area, but would have been payable in respect of Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia offshore area on or after July 1, 2010 in the absence of certain circumstances described in the Act, or

      • (iii) an amount or number, at any time on or after July 1, 2010, by or in accordance with an algebraic formula that makes reference to the tax rate for a participating province if the amount or number is to be determined or calculated in respect of Nova Scotia or the Nova Scotia offshore area.

  • (3) Despite subsection (2), section 2 does not apply in respect of

    • (a) a supply of property by way of lease, licence or similar arrangement if the consideration for the supply is rent, a royalty or a similar payment attributable to a period that begins before July 1, 2010 and ends before July 31, 2010;

    • (b) a supply (other than a continuous supply) of a service if all or substantially all of the service is performed before July 1, 2010;

    • (c) a supply of a service that is the transportation of an individual or the transportation of the individual’s baggage in connection with the transportation of the individual if the transportation of the individual is part of a continuous journey that begins before July 1, 2010;

    • (d) a supply of a freight transportation service in respect of a continuous freight movement of tangible personal property if the shipper transfers possession of the property to the first carrier engaged in the continuous freight movement before July 1, 2010;

    • (e) a supply of a membership (other than a membership for the lifetime of an individual) or an admission if all or substantially all of the period of membership or admission is before July 1, 2010;

    • (f) a supply of a passenger transportation pass in respect of which the validity period begins before July 1, 2010 and ends before August 1, 2010;

    • (g) a supply of funeral services under an arrangement to supply funeral services in respect of an individual,

      • (i) where, under the terms of the arrangement, it is the case that the funds required to pay for the funeral services are held by a trustee and the trustee is responsible for acquiring funeral services in respect of the individual, if

        • (A) the arrangement is entered into in writing before July 1, 2010, and

        • (B) at the time the arrangement is entered into, it is reasonable to expect that all or a part of those funds will be advanced to the trustee before the individual’s death, and

      • (ii) in any other case, if

        • (A) the arrangement is entered into in writing at any time before July 1, 2010, and

        • (B) at that time, it is reasonable to expect that all or a part of the consideration for the supply of the funeral services will be paid before the individual’s death;

    • (h) a supply by way of sale of a single unit residential complex, or a residential condominium unit, if the supply is made under an agreement in writing entered into on or before April 6, 2010;

    • (i) a supply of a single unit residential complex, or a residential condominium unit, deemed to have been made under subsection 191(1) of the Act as a consequence of the builder of the complex or unit giving possession or use of the complex or unit to a person at any time on or after July 1, 2010 under an agreement, referred to in subparagraph 191(1)(b)(ii) of the Act, if the agreement is entered into in writing on or before April 6, 2010;

    • (j) any consideration for a supply made under a budget payment arrangement referred to in subsection 10(1) that becomes due, or is paid without having become due, before July 1, 2010;

    • (k) any consideration for a supply made under a contract to construct, renovate, alter or repair real property or a ship or other marine vessel that

      • (i) becomes due, or is paid without having become due, on or after May 1, 2010 as a progress payment under the contract, and

      • (ii) may reasonably be attributed to property delivered or a service performed under the contract before July 1, 2010; and

    • (l) any consideration for a supply of intangible personal property by way of lease, licence or similar arrangement that becomes due before July 1, 2010 if the amount of the consideration is not dependent on the amount of the use of or production from, or the profit from the use of or production from, the property.

 

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