A-18.1, r. 12.1 - Regulation respecting the reimbursement of property taxes of certified forest producers

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chapter A-18.1, r. 12.1
Regulation respecting the reimbursement of property taxes of certified forest producers
FOREST PRODUCERS — REIMBURSEMENT OF TAXES
Sustainable Forest Development Act
(chapter A-18.1, s. 173).
A-18.1
December 4 2013
1. A certified forest producer, that meets the conditions set out in sections 130 and 131 of the Sustainable Forest Development Act (chapter A-18.1), may receive, in accordance with section 220.3 of the Act respecting municipal taxation (chapter F-2.1), the reimbursement of part of the property taxes paid in the last year.
O.C. 1218-2013, s. 1.
2. To be eligible for reimbursement of property taxes, the development expenses must
(1)  have an impact on the establishment, maintenance or improvement of a timber stand;
(2)  comply with applicable municipal by-laws;
(3)  be described in Schedule 1;
(4)  have been incurred by a certified forest producer during the last calendar year, in cases where the producer is a natural person, or during the last fiscal year, in other cases;
(5)  be described in the report provided for in section 5.
O.C. 1218-2013, s. 2.
3. The total amount of eligible development expenses is calculated using the following formula:
O.C. 1218-2013, s. 3; O.C. 1228-2017, s. 1.
4. A certified forest producer that, in the last calendar year or the last fiscal year, as the case may be, has incurred expenses for an amount
(1)  less than the amount of property taxes paid during that period, may carry forward that amount over the next 5 years;
(2)  greater than the amount of the property taxes paid may carry forward the excess amount over the next 10 years. Surplus expenses accumulated are claimed according to the order in which they occur.
The amount carried forward will be considered as having been incurred in the year of the carry-forward if the certified forest producer still meets the conditions set out in sections 130 and 131 of the Sustainable Forest Development Act (chapter A-18.1).
O.C. 1218-2013, s. 4.
5. The forest engineer’s report required under section 131 of the Sustainable Forest Development Act (chapter A-18.1) must comply with the form and content provided for in Schedule 2.
O.C. 1218-2013, s. 5.
5.1. Every value of development expenses eligible for the reimbursement of property taxes of certified forest producers indicated in Schedule 1 is adjusted on 1 January of each year by a rate corresponding to the sum of the weighted indices defined in the table below for each family of development expenses. The annual change is calculated with both 12-month periods ending on 30 September of the year preceding the year for which a value must be adjusted. The Minister of Forests, Wildlife and Parks publishes the results of the adjustment in Part 1 of the Gazette officielle du Québec and by any other means.
The result of an adjustment is rounded to the nearest multiple of $1.00. The result of an adjustment that is equidistant from 2 multiples must be rounded to the higher of the two.
Where the rounding of the result of the adjustment does not make it possible to increase or decrease the expense value by at least $1.00, the adjustment of the expense value is carried forward to the year in which the sum of the adjustment rates applicable to each of the years for which the adjustment is carried forward varies the expense value by $1.00.
Indices used for the adjustment of the value of an expense on the basis of the family of development expenses
Family of development expensesIndex AWeight of index AIndex BWeight of index B
PtRMe1Annual change of CPI6 Québec without energy85.34%Annual change of the price of diesel714.66%
PtRMa2Annual change of CPI6 Québec without energy94.81%Annual change of the price of premium gasoline75.19%
E. P.3Annual change of CPI6 Québec without energy92.03%Annual change of the price of premium gasoline77.97%
T. T.4Annual change of CPI6 Québec100%N/A0%
T. C.5Annual change of CPI6 Québec without energy85.34%Annual change of the price of diesel714.66%
1 Site preparation and mechanical reforestation  
2 Site preparation and manual reforestation  
3 Stand tending  
4 Technical work  
5 Commercial treatments  
6 Consumer Price Index published by Statistics Canada  
7 Prices of petroleum products published by the Régie de l’énergie  
O.C. 1228-2017, s. 2.
6. (Revoked).
O.C. 1218-2013, s. 6; O.C. 1228-2017, s. 3.
7. This Regulation replaces the Regulation respecting the reimbursement of property taxes of certified forest producers (chapter A-18.1, r. 12).
O.C. 1218-2013, s. 7.
8. (Omitted).
O.C. 1218-2013, s. 8.
Schedule 1
(s. 2)
DEVELOPMENT EXPENSES ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES OF CERTIFIED FOREST PRODUCERS
  
O.C. 1218-2013, Sch. 1; O.C. 1228-2017, s. 4.
REPORT PREPARED BY A FOREST ENGINEER CONTAINING A STATEMENT OF EXPENSES FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES OF CERTIFIED FOREST PRODUCERS (Sustainable Forest Development Act, chapter A-18.1, s. 131)
O.C. 1218-2013, Sch. 2; O.C. 1228-2017, s. 5.
TRANSITIONAL
2017
(O.C. 1228-2017) SECTION 6 . This Regulation is, with respect to a certified forest producer who is a natural person, applicable to development expenses incurred as of 1 January 2018, and, in other cases, as of the first fiscal year of the producer that begins after 31 December 2017.
REFERENCES
O.C. 1218-2013, 2013 G.O. 2, 3408
O.C. 1228-2017, 2017 G.O. 2, 3893