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Gasoline Tax Act

ONTARIO REGULATION 24/97

INTERNATIONAL FUEL TAX AGREEMENT

Consolidation Period: From September 7, 2012 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 259/12.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

1. For the purposes of the Act and this Regulation,

“foreign licensee” means an interjurisdictional carrier who holds an IFTA licence issued by a base jurisdiction other than Ontario; (“titulaire d’un permis étranger”)

“IFTA” means the International Fuel Tax Agreement which the Minister has joined pursuant to subsection 34 (3) of the Act and includes the Articles of Agreement, the Procedures Manual and the Audit Manual; (“IFTA”)

“licensee” means a foreign licensee or an Ontario licensee; (“titulaire de permis”)

“Ontario licensee” means an interjurisdictional carrier who holds an IFTA licence issued by Ontario; (“titulaire d’un permis de l’Ontario”)

“registration decal” means an IFTA identification decal. O. Reg. 24/97, s. 1. (“vignette d’inscription”)

2. (1) For the purposes of subsection 4.12 (1) of the Act, a licensee, when operating an interjurisdictional vehicle, is considered to be registered with the Minister, but only if the licensee,

(a) affixes the registration decals or carries a 30-day IFTA temporary permit issued by a base jurisdiction other than Ontario as required under Article VI of the Articles of Agreement under the IFTA; and

(b) places in the motor vehicle the IFTA licence issued to the licensee, or a legible copy of the licence, as required under Article VI of the Articles of Agreement of the IFTA. O. Reg. 24/97, s. 2 (1); O. Reg. 626/99, s. 1; O. Reg. 259/12, s. 1.

(2) A licensee who fails to comply with subsection (1) shall apply for an Ontario trip registration certificate under clause 4.12 (2) (b) of the Act.

(3) If a licensee is required to apply for a certificate under subsection (2) and the driver of the licensee’s interjurisdictional vehicle fails to produce the certificate when required to do so under the Act, the licensee shall be considered not to be registered under subsection 4.12 (1) of the Act.

(4) For the purposes of subsection 4.12 (1) of the Act, an interjurisdictional carrier to whom an Ontario trip registration certificate has been issued is considered to be registered with the Minister.

(5) Clause 4.12 (2) (a) of the Act does not apply to a foreign licensee.

(6) Clause 4.12 (2) (a) of the Act does not apply to an interjurisdictional carrier who is not a foreign licensee so long as the carrier applies in accordance with the IFTA for an IFTA licence and renewals of it.

(7) For the purposes of subsections 4.12 (3) and (4) of the Act, the Minister may establish fees to be paid by an Ontario licensee.

(8) Subsection 4.12 (5) and sections 6 and 15 of the Act do not apply to a licensee. O. Reg. 24/97, s. 2 (2-8).

3. (1) Subsections 8 (1) and (2), 9 (1) and (2) and 15 (6) of the Act do not apply to a licensee’s obligations as an interjurisdictional carrier.

(2) Despite subsection (1),

(a) an Ontario licensee who fails to comply with the reporting requirements under Article IX of the Articles of Agreement of the IFTA is not in compliance with subsection 8 (1) of the Act; and

(b) an Ontario licensee who fails to comply with the remission requirements under Article IX of the Articles of Agreement of the IFTA is not in compliance with subsection 9 (1) of the Act. O. Reg. 24/97, s. 3; O. Reg. 259/12, s. 2.

4. (1) Sections 8, 11, 19, 19.1 and 20 of the Act do not apply to a licensee except if the licensee fails to comply with its obligations under the IFTA.

(2) If the licensee fails to comply under subsection (1), then sections 8, 11, 19, 19.1 and 20 of the Act apply, with necessary modifications, to the licensee as if the obligations under the IFTA were obligations under the Act.

(3) Despite subsection (1), section 11 of the Act applies, with the necessary modifications, to the issuance of any assessment against an Ontario licensee. O. Reg. 24/97, s. 4.

5. An Ontario licensee who fails to comply with its obligations under the IFTA can be held liable under subsections 2 (8), 4.13 (1), 8 (5) or 16 (9) or section 23 or 24 of the Act, as the case may be, as if the obligations under the IFTA were obligations under the Act. O. Reg. 24/97, s. 5.

6. Section 7 of the Act does not apply to an interjurisdictional carrier. Instead, the following procedures apply to any refusal to issue an IFTA licence and to any suspension or cancellation of an IFTA licence:

1. The Minister shall afford the person the opportunity to appear before the Minister to show cause why the Minister should not so act.

2. Despite paragraph 1, the Minister may suspend an IFTA licence without affording the person an appearance opportunity if the person fails to deliver a return required by the Act or the regulations or fails to remit tax payable by the person under the Act.

3. A suspension under paragraph 2 shall be by notice in writing with written reasons and shall state that the person may, by notice in writing served on the Minister within 30 days after service of the notice of suspension, require a hearing by the Minister to determine whether the suspension should be rescinded, rescinded subject to conditions, or whether the IFTA licence should be cancelled, and the person may so require the hearing.

4. A notice under this section may be served personally or by facsimile transmission, courier or registered mail addressed to the person to whom notice is to be given at the person’s last known address.

5. Service by registered mail of a notice under this section shall be deemed to have been made on the fifth day after the day of mailing unless the person establishes that, though acting in good faith, the person did not receive the notice or did not receive it until a later date. O. Reg. 24/97, s. 6; O. Reg. 259/12, s. 3.

7. For the purposes of the Act and Regulation 534 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, a return includes an IFTA tax report. O. Reg. 24/97, s. 7.

8. (1) Section 12 of the Act does not apply to an Ontario licensee. Instead, the Ontario licensee shall pay interest on its outstanding tax liability in any particular quarter at a rate equal to the sum of the following:

1. The rate that is the simple arithmetic mean (expressed as a percentage per year and rounded to the next higher whole percentage where the mean is not a whole percentage) of all amounts each of which is the average equivalent yield (expressed as a percentage per year) of Government of Canada Treasury Bills that mature approximately three months after their date of issue and that are sold at auctions of Government of Canada Treasury Bills during the first month of the quarter preceding the particular quarter.

2. Two per cent.

(2) In subsection (1),

“quarter” means the three-month period that begins on January 1, April 1, July 1 or October 1. O. Reg. 626/99, s. 2.

9. Despite Article XII of the Articles of Agreement of the IFTA, sections 13 and 14 of the Act apply to an Ontario licensee who is assessed under section 11 of the Act, except that the licensee must file a notice of objection within 30 days after being served the notice of assessment. O. Reg. 24/97, s. 9; O. Reg. 259/12, s. 4.

10. If an Ontario licensee’s business records are kept outside Ontario, all costs incurred by the Minister to examine such records at the place where they are kept shall be reimbursed by the Ontario licensee within 30 days of notification by the Minister of the amount of these costs. O. Reg. 24/97, s. 10.

11. Except as provided in this Regulation, the IFTA prevails in the event of any conflict with the provisions of the Act and the other regulations made under it. O. Reg. 24/97, s. 11.

12. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation). O. Reg. 24/97, s. 12.

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