C-8.3 - Act respecting international financial centres

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chapter C-8.3
Act respecting international financial centres
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRESDecember 20 1999December 20 1999
CHAPTER I
OBJECT AND MISSION
1. The purpose of this Act is to facilitate, mainly by means of tax incentives, the establishment, development and maintenance within the territory of Ville de Montréal of businesses specializing in international financial transactions.
1999, c. 86, s. 1.
2. The mission of the Minister is to foster and provide support for the development of Montréal as a centre for international financial activities and oversee the development and implementation of strategies to promote and solicit the establishment of new international financial centres and new international financial activities within the territory of Ville de Montréal.
The Minister may join with CFI Montréal — Centre Financier International or any other body pursuing similar objectives in order to improve the convergence and effectiveness of the promotional and solicitation activities directed at international financial markets.
1999, c. 86, s. 2.
3. The Minister shall develop, propose to the Government and supervise the implementation of orientations and policies designed to foster the development of Montréal as an international financial centre.
1999, c. 86, s. 3.
CHAPTER II
INTERPRETATION
4. In this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise,
administration in relation to the shares of a qualified investment fund means the administration of the shareholders’ accounts;
adviser means an adviser within the meaning of section 5 of the Securities Act (chapter V-1.1), authorized to act in that capacity under that Act;
back office activities means the behind-the-scenes administrative tasks associated with front-line financial activities;
business means a business within the meaning of section 1 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3) or part of such a business;
Canadian corporation has the meaning assigned by section 1 of the Taxation Act;
Canadian debt security means any of the following securities:
(1)  a bond or debenture, other than a convertible bond or debenture, issued by a Canadian corporation;
(2)  a bond or Treasury bond issued by the Government of Canada or the government of a province, including a bond or Treasury bond issued by any of their respective state-owned corporations; or
(3)  a coupon detached from a security described in paragraph 1 or 2;
cash management includes the management and planning of cash flow operations, in particular the management of market, foreign exchange and interest rate risks and the management of financing operations;
dealer means a dealer within the meaning of section 5 of the Securities Act, authorized to act in that capacity under that Act;
designated financial corporation , at a particular time, means a corporation or partnership that is operating an international financial centre as an adviser at that time and in respect of which
(1)  each ultimate beneficiary in respect of the corporation or partnership, at any given time in the taxation year or fiscal period of the corporation or partnership that includes the particular time, is dealing at arm’s length with the corporation or partnership at that given time; or
(2)  the following conditions are satisfied:
(a)  no ultimate beneficiary in respect of the corporation or partnership, at any given time in the taxation year or fiscal period of the corporation or partnership that includes the particular time, is an individual who is an employee of the corporation or partnership in respect of whom a certificate has been issued, for a period including that given time, to the corporation or partnership in accordance with section 19 or 20 in relation to the international financial centre or in respect of whom it may reasonably be expected that such a certificate will be issued,
(b)  in the case of the corporation, no ultimate beneficiary in respect of the corporation, at any given time in the taxation year of the corporation that includes the particular time, and no group of persons referred to in the definition of “ultimate beneficiary” and of which such an ultimate beneficiary is a member at that given time, has, directly or indirectly, in any manner whatsoever, an interest as a specified shareholder of the corporation at that given time,
(c)  in the case of the partnership, no ultimate beneficiary in respect of the partnership, at any given time in the fiscal period of the partnership that includes the particular time, and no group of persons referred to in the definition of “ultimate beneficiary” and of which such an ultimate beneficiary is a member at that given time, has, directly or indirectly, in any manner whatsoever, an interest as a member of the partnership having, alone or with any other member of the partnership with whom the member is not dealing at arm’s length, an interest of at least 10 % in the income or loss of the partnership for that fiscal period, and
(d)  each ultimate beneficiary in respect of the corporation or partnership, at any given time in the taxation year or fiscal period of the corporation or partnership that includes the particular time, is, at that given time, dealing at arm’s length with an individual described in subparagraph a in relation to that given time or with a person having an interest as a specified shareholder, that is referred to in subparagraph b, or with a person, or each of the members of a group of members of the partnership, having an interest as a member of the partnership, that is referred to in subparagraph c, as the case may be;
distribution of the shares of a qualified investment fund means the operations connected with the sale of the shares;
employee has the meaning assigned by section 1 of the Taxation Act;
financial corporation means
(1)  a bank, a savings and credit union, a trust company, a corporation dealing in securities, an insurance corporation or any other similar financial or insurance institution, that is liable for tax under Part IV or VI of the Taxation Act or that would be liable for such tax if it had an establishment in Québec, within the meaning of sections 12 to 16.2 of that Act, or carried on a business in Québec; or
(2)  a corporation all the issued capital stock of which, except directors’ qualifying shares, belongs to one or more entities referred to in paragraph 1;
financial derivative means a contract, instrument or security, the market price, value or payment obligations of which is derived from an underlying interest or from the relationship between certain underlying interests;
financial packaging services means providing advice or other technical assistance for project financing, including the services relating to strategic planning, term financing through private placement, the financial aspect of privatization of operations, the submission of financial information to lenders, the negotiation of short-term credit contracts, the implementation of an international cash management organization and the financial aspect of business acquisitions and mergers;
fiscal period has the meaning assigned by Part I of the Taxation Act;
foreign entity means the government of a foreign country or of a political subdivision of a foreign country or a corporation other than a Canadian corporation;
foreign exposure means, in relation to a fund, portfolio or financial product, the result of either or, as the case may be, of the total, of the following aggregates:
(a)  the aggregate of one or more physical securities that are qualified securities and that are not combined with a financial derivative position; and
(b)  the aggregate of one or more financial derivative positions, combined or not with physical securities, the underlying interest of which, resulting from the net position, is foreign;
foreign financial derivative means a financial derivative the underlying interest of which is foreign;
individual has the meaning assigned by Part I of the Taxation Act;
international financial transaction includes an international insurance activity;
management of a qualified investment fund means the management of a part or all of the assets of the investment fund;
organization of a qualified investment fund means the design and creation of the fund, including research, the preparation and distribution of a prospectus for the fund, the registration of the fund with the Autorité des marchés financiers or any other securities supervisory agency, the marketing of the fund and the organization of the distribution of the shares of the fund;
person has the meaning assigned by Part I of the Taxation Act;
physical security means any security other than a financial derivative;
province has the meaning assigned by section 1 of the Taxation Act;
qualified investment fund means an investment fund that is an unincorporated mutual fund or a mutual fund within the meaning of section 5 of the Securities Act or a segregated account of a life insurance corporation established by a by-law of the insurance corporation or a resolution of the board of directors of the corporation;
qualified security means
(1)  a security listed on the International Options Market, Mercantile or International Division of the Montréal Exchange, if the transaction relating to the acquisition of the security was executed thereon;
(2)  a security issued by a Canadian corporation, if the transaction relating to the acquisition of the security was executed on an organized securities market situated outside Canada;
(3)  a security issued by the Government of Canada or the government of a province, including a security issued by any of their respective state-owned corporations, other than a security governed by Canadian law; or
(4)  a security relating to a foreign entity;
(5)  a foreign financial derivative.
qualified services in relation to a financial product means the development of a new financial product or the designing of a customized financial product for a particular customer or situation;
security means any of the forms of investment listed in section 1 of the Securities Act, except a share in an investment club;
specified shareholder has the meaning assigned by sections 21.17 and 21.18 of the Taxation Act;
strategic personnel of a business of a corporation or partnership means the personnel of the corporation or partnership who is assigned to the direction and design of the back office activities carried on by the corporation or partnership in the course of the operations of the business or who has specific expertise in the field of back office activities and is assigned to client solicitation activities in relation to the back office activities carried on by the corporation or partnership in the course of those operations;
taxation year has the meaning assigned by Part I of the Taxation Act;
ultimate beneficiary , at any time, in respect of a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre as an adviser, means a person or any member of a group of persons, if, directly or indirectly, in any manner whatsoever, the person or group of persons has, at that time, an interest of more than 10% in the securities the corporation or partnership manages in the course of the operations of the international financial centre or in respect of which the corporation or partnership provides advice in the course of those operations;
underlying interest means any security, commodity, financial instrument, currency, interest rate, foreign exchange rate, economic indicator, index, basket, contract, benchmark or other reference, interest or variable.
1999, c. 86, s. 4; 2001, c. 51, s. 316; 2002, c. 9, s. 1; 2003, c. 9, s. 3; 2002, c. 45, s. 251; 2004, c. 21, s. 5; 2004, c. 37, s. 90; 2005, c. 23, s. 1.
5. In this Act,
(1)  a legal person, whether or not established for pecuniary gain, is designated by the word “corporation” ;
(2)  a person is considered to be a person resident in Canada where the person is so considered for the purposes of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3), and a person is considered to be a person not resident in Canada in all other cases;
(3)  a person or partnership is considered not to be dealing at arm’s length with another person or partnership where the person or partnership is considered as such for the purposes of Part I of the Taxation Act, and a person or partnership is considered to be a person or partnership dealing at arm’s length with the other person or partnership in all other cases.
1999, c. 86, s. 5; 2005, c. 23, s. 2.
6. In this Act, an international financial centre means a business
(1)  that is carried on by a corporation or partnership ;
(2)  all the activities of which pertain to qualified international financial transactions ;
(3)  the management of the activities of which that lead to the completion of qualified international financial transactions carried out in the course of the operations of the business is conducted entirely within the territory of Ville de Montréal ;
(4)  the activities of which are grouped together in one place within the territory of Ville de Montréal ;
(5)  in respect of which the corporation or partnership keeps a separate accounting of its operations attributable thereto ; and
(6)  in respect of which the corporation or partnership holds a certificate that is valid for a period that includes the time during which this definition applies.
The conditions set out in subparagraphs 3 and 4 of the first paragraph shall not be considered not satisfied merely because a qualified international financial transaction was initiated by a client who, for that purpose, went to an office or branch of the corporation or partnership other than the place referred to in that subparagraph 4.
1999, c. 86, s. 6; 2004, c. 21, s. 6.
7. In this Act, subject to section 7.1, “qualified international financial transaction” means
(1)  trading in outstanding securities or a securities distribution, carried out by a dealer, except an operation referred to in paragraph 9;
(2)  operating a clearing house in relation to a transaction to which not more than one party is or includes a person resident in Canada;
(3)  securities advising and portfolio management carried on by an adviser for a person not resident in Canada, or for a person resident in Canada if the advising or management, as the case may be, pertains to a security that would be a qualified security if the definition of that expression in section 4 were read without reference in paragraphs 1 and 2 to “the acquisition of”, or if the securities portfolio were established for the purpose of being subject, exclusively or almost exclusively, to foreign exposure;
(4)  making or accepting deposits of money on behalf of a person not resident in Canada;
(5)  making loans of money to a person not resident in Canada if the funds are used outside Canada;
(6)  lending or borrowing money by corporations or partnerships each operating an international financial centre, if the money is lent in the course of the operations of the lender’s international financial centre, and borrowed in the course of the operations of the borrower’s international financial centre, and, for the purposes of this paragraph, a corporation registered under the International Financial Business (Tax Refund) Act (Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1996, chapter 235) is deemed to be a corporation that operates an international financial centre whose operations pertain to the activities for which it is so registered;
(7)  accepting or issuing letters of credit in respect of any of the following operations or transactions to which not more than one party is or includes a person resident in Canada :
(a)  an operation or transaction relating to property or goods, and
(b)  an operation or transaction relating to the provision of services;
(8)  financing or refinancing, by means of a bill of exchange between corporations that are financial institutions having no establishment in Canada, within the meaning of sections 12 to 16.2 of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3), or between international financial centres, an operation or transaction in which neither the purchaser nor the vendor is resident in Canada and in which the property or goods involved are neither located in nor in any way connected with Canada and do not, by reason of the operation or transaction, constitute Canadian exports or imports;
(9)  executing foreign exchange transactions, including the purchase, sale or exercise of a currency option or currency futures contract, except the purchase or sale of bank notes or traveller’s cheques;
(10)  providing financial packaging services in respect of a project to be carried out exclusively or almost exclusively outside Canada;
(11)  providing qualified services in relation to a financial product for or on behalf of a person not resident in Canada, or for or on behalf of a person resident in Canada if the financial product to which the services relate is established for the purpose of being subject, exclusively or almost exclusively, to foreign exposure;
(12)  providing services as a damage insurance broker within the meaning of section 6 of the Act respecting the distribution of financial products and services (chapter D‐9.2), where the services provided permit the conclusion of a damage insurance contract under which the premium is entirely attributable to the occurrence of a risk outside Canada and arising from the carrying on of a business of the insured;
(13)  reinsuring a risk under a damage insurance contract under which the premium is entirely attributable to the occurrence of a risk outside Canada;
(14)  providing fiduciary services for a person not resident in Canada, or for a person resident in Canada if the securities to which the services relate are qualified securities ;
(15)  providing factoring services, where the receivables are payable by a person not resident in Canada;
(16)  providing leasing services to a lessee not resident in Canada, for the use of property outside Canada;
(17)  organizing a qualified investment fund the shares of which are to be sold to persons not resident in Canada, or to persons resident in Canada if the fund is established for the purpose of being subject, exclusively or almost exclusively, to foreign exposure;
(18)  providing administration, in relation to the shares of a qualified investment fund in respect of persons not resident in Canada, or of persons resident in Canada if the fund is established for the purpose of being subject, exclusively or almost exclusively, to foreign exposure;
(19)  providing the management of a qualified investment fund the shares of which are sold to persons not resident in Canada, or to persons resident in Canada if the fund is established for the purpose of being subject, exclusively or almost exclusively, to foreign exposure;
(20)  engaging in the distribution of the shares of a qualified investment fund to persons not resident in Canada, or to persons resident in Canada if the fund is established for the purpose of being subject, exclusively or almost exclusively, to foreign exposure, provided the organization and management of the fund and the administration, where related to the shares of the fund, are carried out exclusively or almost exclusively within the territory of Ville de Montréal;
(21)  providing cash management in respect of activities carried on exclusively or almost exclusively outside Canada;
(22)  carrying on back office activities for or on behalf of
(a)  a corporation or partnership that operates an international financial centre, in relation to a qualified international financial transaction carried out by the corporation or partnership, except back office activities referred to in subparagraph b,
(b)  a financial corporation, in relation to a financial transaction or a transaction in relation to insurance carried out by the financial corporation and to which not more than one party is or includes a person resident in Canada, or
(c)  a person or partnership not described in subparagraph a or b, in relation to a qualified international financial transaction carried out by or on behalf of that person or partnership;
(23)  handling documentary collections in respect of any of the following operations or transactions to which not more than one party is or includes a person resident in Canada :
(a)  an operation or transaction relating to property or goods, and
(b)  an operation or transaction relating to the provision of services;
(24)  engaging in activities relating to the deposit of money or fiduciary services, or in dealer or adviser activities, that are carried on with investor immigrants in the course of their participation in the Programme des immigrants investisseurs pour l’aide aux entreprises adopted by Order in Council 701-2000 dated 7 June 2000, and that are directly related to the requirements of the program; and
(25)  performing a discounting operation by a corporation or partnership in respect of a letter of credit or a bill, if the operation is performed
(a)  in the course of a transaction in which the corporation or partnership is dealing at arm’s length with the debtor or transferor of the letter of credit or of the bill, and has no right of recourse against them, and
(b)  consecutively or incidentally, in the case of a letter of credit, to a qualified international financial transaction described in paragraph 7 and, in the case of a bill, to the participation of a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre in a qualified international financial transaction described in paragraph 23.
1999, c. 86, s. 7; 2001, c. 51, s. 317; 2002, c. 40, s. 1; 2004, c. 21, s. 7; 2005, c. 23, s. 3.
7.1. A qualified international financial transaction does not include such a transaction carried out between a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre and a person or partnership with which it is not dealing at arm’s length.
The first paragraph does not apply in respect of a qualified international financial transaction if any of the parties to the transaction is a financial corporation or a designated financial corporation or if the transaction is described in paragraph 25 of section 7.
For the purposes of the first paragraph and subparagraph a of paragraph 25 of section 7, if any of the parties to a qualified international financial transaction is a partnership, the partnership must be considered, for the purpose of determining whether the parties are not dealing at arm’s length, to be a corporation all the voting shares in the capital stock of which are owned by each member of the partnership at the end of the fiscal period of the partnership in which the qualified international financial transaction is carried out, in a proportion equal to the proportion that the member’s share of the income or loss of the partnership for that fiscal period is of the income or loss of the partnership for that fiscal period, on the assumption that, if the income and loss of the partnership for that fiscal period are nil, the partnership’s income for that fiscal period is equal to $1,000,000.
2005, c. 23, s. 4.
8. For the purposes of paragraph 1 of section 7,
(1)  trading in outstanding securities as an intermediary in the negotiation shall be carried out only for or on behalf of
(a)  a person not resident in Canada, or
(b)  a person resident in Canada, if the trading relates to securities that would be qualified securities if the definition of that expression, in section 4, were read without reference to the words “the acquisition of” in paragraphs 1 and 2;
(2)  trading in outstanding securities as a principal shall be carried out only if the trading relates to
(a)  a security that would be a qualified security if the definition of that expression, in section 4, were read without reference to the words “the acquisition of” in paragraphs 1 and 2, or
(b)  a Canadian debt security, where
i.  the transaction is made in order to build up an inventory in the expectation of orders from persons not resident in Canada or in connection with a hedge on a short sale to a person not resident in Canada, and
ii.  the corporation or partnership held, on 31 March 1998, a valid qualification certificate issued by the Minister of Finance in respect of its business and its trading in securities as a principal, for any of the taxation years or fiscal periods, as the case may be, that ended in the year 1998 or 1999, accounted for more than 90 % of all its activities carried out in that taxation year or fiscal period in the course of the operations of that business; and
(3)  the securities distribution shall be carried out only for or on behalf of
(a)  a foreign entity; or
(b)  the Government of Canada or the government of a province or a Canadian corporation, and directed at persons not resident in Canada.
1999, c. 86, s. 8; 2002, c. 9, s. 2.
CHAPTER III
QUALIFICATION CERTIFICATES AND CERTIFICATES
DIVISION I
CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
§ 1.  — Qualification certificates
9. A corporation or partnership that intends to operate an international financial centre within the territory of Ville de Montréal must obtain from the Minister a qualification certificate qualifying its business as an international financial centre, subject to the other provisions of this Act.
1999, c. 86, s. 9.
10. The Minister shall issue a qualification certificate to a corporation or partnership upon being satisfied that the activities engaged in or to be engaged in in the course of the business are in compliance with the provisions and objectives of this Act.
The qualification certificate shall indicate the categories of qualified international financial transactions engaged in or to be engaged in the course of the business.
The qualification certificate is valid only from the date indicated thereon.
1999, c. 86, s. 10.
§ 2.  — Certificates
11. A corporation or partnership holding, in a taxation year or fiscal period, a valid qualification certificate issued in respect of a business may file an application with the Minister for the issue of a certificate in respect of that business for that taxation year or fiscal period.
1999, c. 86, s. 11.
12. The Minister shall issue a certificate to a corporation or partnership where, for the taxation year or fiscal period,
(1)  the qualification certificate issued in respect of the business was valid ; and
(2)  the Minister is satisfied that the activities of the business were related to qualified international financial transactions.
The Minister may issue the certificate for a shorter period than the period indicated in the application.
1999, c. 86, s. 12.
DIVISION II
EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE OPERATIONS OF AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE
§ 1.  — Qualification certificates
13. A corporation or partnership may file a written application with the Minister for the issue, in respect of one of its employees, of a qualification certificate required for the purpose of obtaining a tax benefit under Chapter V.
1999, c. 86, s. 13.
14. The Minister shall issue to a corporation or partnership a qualification certificate recognizing one of its employees as a foreign specialist upon being satisfied that the employee is a specialist in the field of international financial transactions and that it may reasonably be expected that
(1)  from the date on which the person becomes an employee of the corporation or partnership to the end of the period indicated on the qualification certificate,
(a)  the employee’s duties with the corporation or partnership will be devoted, in a proportion of at least 75 %, to the operations of a business of the corporation or partnership which constitutes or will constitute an international financial centre, other than back office activities, or
(b)  the employee will be a member of the strategic personnel of the business described in subparagraph a and the employee’s duties with the corporation or partnership will be devoted, in a proportion of at least 75 %, to the operations of the business ;
(2)  in the case of an individual who has become or is to become resident in Canada to establish an international financial centre of the corporation or partnership in Canada,
(a)  the individual’s duties with the person or partnership for which the individual is working during the period of establishment of the international financial centre are devoted, during that period, in a proportion of at least 75 %, to the establishment of the international financial centre,
(b)  the individual takes up employment as an employee of the corporation or partnership within 12 months after the day on which the individual becomes resident in Canada to establish the international financial centre of the corporation or partnership, and
(c)  from the date on which the individual takes up employment as an employee of the corporation or partnership to the end of the period indicated on the qualification certificate,
i.  the individual’s duties with the corporation or partnership are devoted, in a proportion of at least 75 %, to the operations of the business of the corporation or partnership that constitutes an international financial centre, other than back office activities, or
ii.  the individual is a member of the strategic personnel of the business described in subparagraph i and the individual’s duties with the corporation or partnership are devoted, in a proportion of at least 75 %, to the operations of the business.
The qualification certificate is valid only for the period indicated thereon, which must be established having regard to the provisions of section 69.
1999, c. 86, s. 14.
15. The Minister shall issue to a corporation or partnership a qualification certificate recognizing one of its employees as an employee other than a foreign specialist, upon being satisfied that it may reasonably be expected that from the date or for the period indicated on the qualification certificate, the employee’s duties with the corporation or partnership are devoted, in a proportion of at least 75%, to carrying out qualified international financial transactions as part of the operations of a business of the corporation or partnership which constitutes or shall constitute an international financial centre.
The qualification certificate is valid only from the date or, as the case may be, for the period indicated thereon.
1999, c. 86, s. 15; 2002, c. 40, s. 2; 2005, c. 23, s. 5.
15.1. For the purposes of section 15, the employee’s duties with the corporation or partnership that are devoted to carrying out a qualified international financial transaction mean the duties that are directly attributable to the transactional process that is specific to the qualified international financial transaction.
However, unless they constitute in themselves a qualified international financial transaction, the duties of the employee that relate to corporate management, finance, accounting, taxation, legal affairs, marketing, communications, reception work, secretarial work, messenger services, office computing or human and physical resource management do not constitute duties that are directly attributable to the transactional process that is specific to a qualified international financial transaction.
2005, c. 23, s. 6.
16. The Minister shall issue to a corporation or partnership a qualification certificate recognizing one of its employees as an eligible specialist upon being satisfied that
(1)  at the beginning of the period covered by the qualification certificate or, if a qualification certificate has previously been issued to an employer in respect of the employee under this section or for the purposes of Division II.6.9 of Chapter III.1 of Title III of Book IX of Part I of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), at the beginning of the period covered by the first such qualification certificate issued to an employer in respect of that employee,
(a)  the employee has held, for no longer than 48 months, a university diploma in a subject relevant to the field of international financial transactions, or
(b)  the employee passed, no longer than 48 months previously, the first examination leading to chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation ; and
(2)  (subparagraph repealed);
(3)  it may reasonably be expected that a qualification certificate issued in respect of the employee pursuant to section 15 in relation to the employee’s employment with the corporation or partnership will also be valid for the period covered by the qualification certificate.
The qualification certificate is valid only for the period indicated thereon, which shall not exceed 36 months or, where a qualification certificate has previously been issued to an employer in respect of the employee under this section or for the purposes of Division II.6.9 of Chapter III.1 of Title III of Book IX of Part I of the Taxation Act, end after the 36-month period that began on the first day of the period covered by the first such qualification certificate issued to an employer in respect of the employee.
1999, c. 86, s. 16; 2002, c. 40, s. 3.
§ 2.  — Certificates
17. A corporation or partnership may file a written application with the Minister for the issue, in respect of one of its employees for a calendar year, of a certificate required for the purpose of obtaining a tax benefit under Chapter V.
1999, c. 86, s. 17.
18. An application must, where it relates to a tax benefit granted to an employee, be received by the Minister on or before the last day of February of the following calendar year.
However, the Minister may, where the Minister considers that the circumstances so warrant, allow that such an application be filed after the expiry of the prescribed time.
1999, c. 86, s. 18.
19. The Minister shall issue, for the calendar year, to a corporation or partnership a certificate recognizing, for all or part of the year, one of its employees as a foreign specialist where,
(1)   the qualification certificate issued to the corporation or partnership pursuant to section 14 in respect of the employee is valid in respect of the year or the part of the year; and
(2)  throughout the year or the part of the year, at least one of the following conditions is satisfied:
(a)  the employee’s duties with the person or partnership referred to in subparagraph a of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 66 were devoted, in a proportion of at least 75%, to the establishment of the business which shall constitute an international financial centre of the corporation or partnership,
(b)  the employee’s duties with the corporation or partnership were devoted, in a proportion of at least 75%, to the operations of a business of the corporation or partnership in respect of which a qualification certificate issued under section 10 was valid, other than back office activities, or
(c)  the employee’s duties with the corporation or partnership were devoted, in a proportion of at least 75%, to the operations of the business described in subparagraph b and the employee was a member of the strategic personnel of the business.
The Minister shall forward a copy of the certificate to the employee.
1999, c. 86, s. 19; 2004, c. 21, s. 8.
20. The Minister shall issue to a corporation or partnership a certificate recognizing one of its employees as an employee other than a foreign specialist if, for the calendar year,
(1)  the qualification certificate issued to the corporation or partnership in accordance with section 15 in respect of the employee is valid; and
(2)  the employee’s duties with the corporation or partnership were devoted, in a proportion of at least 75%, to carrying out qualified international financial transactions as part of the operations of a business of the corporation or partnership in respect of which a qualification certificate issued in accordance with section 10 was valid.
The Minister shall forward a copy of the certificate to the employee.
1999, c. 86, s. 20; 2002, c. 40, s. 4; 2005, c. 23, s. 7.
20.1. For the purposes of section 20, the employee’s duties with the corporation or partnership that are devoted to carrying out a qualified international financial transaction mean the duties that are directly attributable to the transactional process that is specific to the qualified international financial transaction.
However, unless they constitute in themselves a qualified international financial transaction, the duties of the employee that relate to corporate management, finance, accounting, taxation, legal affairs, marketing, communications, reception work, secretarial work, messenger services, office computing or human and physical resource management do not constitute duties that are directly attributable to the transactional process that is specific to a qualified international financial transaction.
2005, c. 23, s. 8.
21. (Repealed).
1999, c. 86, s. 21; 2005, c. 23, s. 9.
22. The Minister shall issue to a corporation or partnership a certificate recognizing one of its employees as an eligible specialist where the qualification certificate issued to the corporation or partnership in respect of the employee pursuant to section 16 is valid for the calendar year and the certificate issued to the corporation or partnership in respect of the employee pursuant to section 20 is also valid.
1999, c. 86, s. 22.
23. The Minister may issue any certificate under this subdivision for a shorter period than the period indicated in the application.
1999, c. 86, s. 23.
DIVISION III
AMENDMENTS AND REVOCATIONS
24. The Minister may amend a qualification certificate issued to a corporation or partnership pursuant to section 10 where information or documents brought to the attention of the Minister so warrant.
In such a case, the Minister shall send a notice of amendment to the corporation or partnership concerned.
1999, c. 86, s. 24.
25. The Minister may revoke the qualification certificate referred to in section 24 where
(1)  the Minister is of the opinion that the activities conducted by the corporation or partnership in the course of the business are no longer in compliance with the provisions or objectives of this Act, whether or not a contravention of the said provisions has occurred ; or
(2)  the corporation or partnership, knowingly or under circumstances amounting to gross negligence, has made a false statement or has omitted material information in an application for a qualification certificate or certificate filed under this chapter or in any other document filed for the purpose of obtaining such qualification certificate or certificate.
1999, c. 86, s. 25.
26. The Minister shall, upon revoking a qualification certificate pursuant to section 25, send to the corporation or partnership concerned, a notice of revocation indicating the date on which the revocation becomes effective. The effective date may precede the date of the notice but may not precede that date by more than four years. The qualification certificate is then deemed to cease to be valid from that date.
1999, c. 86, s. 26.
27. The Minister may amend or revoke a qualification certificate or certificate issued to a corporation or partnership in respect of one of its employees where information or documents brought to the attention of the Minister so warrant.
In such a case, the Minister shall send a notice of amendment or revocation to the corporation or partnership and, in the case of a certificate issued in respect of one of its employees pursuant to section 19 or 20, or section 21 as it read before being repealed, the Minister shall send a copy of the notice to the employee.
1999, c. 86, s. 27; 2005, c. 23, s. 10.
28. Every qualification certificate or certificate amended pursuant to section 27 is deemed to have been issued under the same provision and at the same time as was the qualification certificate or certificate that has been amended.
1999, c. 86, s. 28.
29. The revocation of a qualification certificate or certificate pursuant to section 27 becomes effective on the date indicated in the notice of revocation. The effective date may precede the date of the notice but may not precede that date by more than four years. The qualification certificate or certificate is then deemed to cease to be valid from that date.
1999, c. 86, s. 29.
30. Where the Minister intends to amend or revoke a qualification certificate or certificate, the Minister shall inform the corporation or partnership concerned of such intention and of the grounds on which it is based. In such a case, the Minister shall give the corporation or partnership an opportunity to present observations within 30 days and, where required, to file relevant documents.
1999, c. 86, s. 30.
DIVISION IV
INFORMATION AND VERIFICATION
31. The Minister may, before issuing a qualification certificate or certificate under this chapter or before amending or revoking such a document, require any relevant information or document and make any necessary verification.
The Minister may, for the same purposes, obtain the advice of CFI Montréal — Centre Financier International or of any other body pursuing similar objectives.
1999, c. 86, s. 31.
32. A person authorized by the Minister may, for the purposes of this chapter,
(1)  have access, at any reasonable time, to any place of business of a corporation or partnership ;
(2)  require and examine any relevant information or document and make copies thereof ;
(3)  require, where applicable, that relevant information or a copy of any relevant document be transmitted, in particular, by fax machine, electronic mail or on a computer-generated medium.
1999, c. 86, s. 32.
33. The person referred to in section 32 must, on request, produce identification and show the document attesting the person’s capacity, signed by the Minister.
1999, c. 86, s. 33.
34. No proceedings may be brought against a person referred to in section 32 for acts performed in good faith in conducting an inspection.
1999, c. 86, s. 34.
CHAPTER IV
FINANCING
DIVISION I
AMOUNTS PAYABLE
35. The Government may, by regulation, establish a tariff of the fees payable for the examination of an application for a qualification certificate or certificate under this Act or for the issue or amendment of such qualification certificate or certificate, and determine the terms and conditions of payment of the fees.
Fees must be paid to the Minister by the applicant or the holder on the date or dates fixed by the regulation.
1999, c. 86, s. 35.
36. The Minister may require that every holder of a qualification certificate or certificate issued under this Act pay an annual contribution to be applied to the financing of activities designed to promote Montréal as a centre for international financial activities and foster the development of Montréal as an international financial centre. The rate and terms and conditions of payment of the contribution shall be determined by regulation of the Government.
1999, c. 86, s. 36.
DIVISION II
FONDS DU CENTRE FINANCIER DE MONTRÉAL
37. A fund to be known as the Fonds du centre financier de Montréal is hereby established to finance activities designed to promote Montréal as a centre for international financial activities and foster the development of Montréal as an international financial centre.
1999, c. 86, s. 37.
38. The Government shall determine the date of the beginning of the activities of the fund as well as the fund’s assets and liabilities. The Government shall also determine the nature of the activities financed by the fund and the nature of the costs that may be charged to it.
1999, c. 86, s. 38.
39. The fund shall be made up of the following sums, except interest :
(1)  the sums collected under sections 35 and 36 ;
(2)  the sums paid into it by a minister out of the appropriations granted for that purpose by Parliament ;
(3)  the sums paid into it by the Minister of Finance pursuant to section 41 and the first paragraph of section 42 ;
(4)  the gifts, legacies and other contributions paid into it to further the achievement of the objects of this division.
1999, c. 86, s. 39.
40. The management of the sums making up the fund shall be entrusted to the Minister of Finance. Such sums shall be paid to the order of the Minister of Finance and deposited with the financial institution designated by the Minister of Finance.
The Minister shall keep the books of account for and record the financial commitments chargeable against the fund. The Minister shall also ensure that the commitments and the payments arising therefrom do not exceed and are consistent with the available balances.
1999, c. 86, s. 40; 2000, c. 15, s. 158.
41. The Minister may, as the manager of the fund, borrow from the Minister of Finance sums taken out of the financing fund established under the Act respecting the Ministère des Finances (chapter M‐24.01).
1999, c. 86, s. 41; 2000, c. 15, s. 159.
42. The Minister of Finance may, with the authorization of the Government and subject to the conditions it determines, advance to the fund sums taken out of the consolidated revenue fund.
The Minister may, conversely, advance to the consolidated revenue fund, on a short-term basis and subject to the conditions the Minister determines, any part of the sums making up the fund that is not required for its operation.
Any advance paid into a fund shall be repayable out of that fund.
1999, c. 86, s. 42.
43. The Minister may, as the manager of the fund, grant a financial contribution directly to a government department or to a public or private body or pay such a contribution on behalf of a department to finance activities designed to promote Montréal as a centre for international financial activities or foster the development of Montréal as an international financial centre.
The Minister shall determine the date and the terms and conditions on which financial contributions are to be paid.
1999, c. 86, s. 43.
44. The sums required for the following purposes shall be taken out of the fund :
(1)  the payments of the sums referred to in section 43 ;
(2)  the payment of any expense necessary for the carrying out of the functions entrusted to the Minister by this division, including the payment of the remuneration and expenses pertaining to the employment benefits and other conditions of employment of the persons assigned, in accordance with the Public Service Act (chapter F‐3.1.1), to activities related to the fund.
1999, c. 86, s. 44.
45. The accumulated surplus of the fund shall be paid into the consolidated revenue fund on the dates and to the extent determined by the Government.
1999, c. 86, s. 45.
46. The provisions of sections 20, 21, 26 to 28, Chapters IV and VI and sections 89 and 90 of the Financial Administration Act (chapter A‐6.001) apply to the fund, with the necessary modifications.
1999, c. 86, s. 46; 2000, c. 8, s. 238; 2000, c. 15, s. 160.
47. The fiscal year of the fund ends on 31 March.
1999, c. 86, s. 47.
48. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the Minister must, in the event of a deficiency in the consolidated revenue fund, pay out of the fund the sums required for the execution of a judgment against the State that has become res judicata.
1999, c. 86, s. 48.
CHAPTER V
TAX INCENTIVES
DIVISION I
DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS
49. In this chapter,
income from a source means the income from that source, computed under Part I of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3) ;
loss from a source means the loss from that source, computed under Part I of the Taxation Act ;
taxable income has the meaning assigned by Part I of the Taxation Act;
trust has the meaning assigned by section 646 of the Taxation Act.
1999, c. 86, s. 49; 2004, c. 21, s. 9.
50. (Repealed).
1999, c. 86, s. 50; 2005, c. 1, s. 3.
51. A person who, in a taxation year, is a corporation operating an international financial centre, or a member of a partnership that, at the end of a fiscal period of the partnership ending in that year, operates such a centre, or an individual entitled to a deduction for the year in computing the individual’s taxable income under section 65 or 71 shall enclose with the fiscal return required to be filed by the person for the year under section 1000 of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3) a copy of the certificate that, where the person is that corporation or member, was issued for the year in respect of the person or partnership under section 12 or, where the person is that individual, that was issued for the year in respect of the individual under section 19 or 20.
1999, c. 86, s. 51; 2005, c. 23, s. 11.
DIVISION II
CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS OPERATING AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE
§ 1.  — Taxable income
52. A person who, in a taxation year, is a corporation operating an international financial centre or a member of a partnership that, in a fiscal period of the partnership ending in that year, operates such a centre may deduct, in computing the person’s taxable income for the year, an amount not exceeding the part of the person’s income for the year that may reasonably be considered to be the amount by which
(1)  the aggregate of all amounts each of which is 75 % of the person’s income for that year from the operations of an international financial centre operated by the person or the person’s share of the partnership’s income for that fiscal period from the operations of an international financial centre operated by the partnership, exceeds
(2)  the aggregate of all amounts each of which is 75 % of the person’s loss for that year from the operations of an international financial centre operated by the person or the person’s share of the partnership’s loss for that fiscal period from the operations of an international financial centre operated by the partnership.
Where the corporation referred to in the first paragraph is a bank, within the meaning assigned by section 1 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), the amount that it may deduct for the year under the first paragraph is deemed to be equal to the proportion of the amount that, but for this paragraph, would be determined for the year in its respect under the first paragraph, that the aggregate of the business carried on in Canada or in Québec and elsewhere by the corporation in the year is of its business carried on in Québec in the year.
For the purposes of the second paragraph, the proportion of the business carried on in Canada, in Québec and in Québec and elsewhere by a corporation is computed in the manner prescribed in the regulations made under subsection 2 of section 771 of the Taxation Act, with the necessary modifications.
1999, c. 86, s. 52; 2002, c. 40, s. 5; 2004, c. 21, s. 10.
53. Where, in accordance with subsection 3 of section 33.1 of the Income Tax Act (Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, chapter 1, 5th Supplement), the person referred to in the first paragraph of section 52 has designated for a taxation year an office or branch located within the territory of Ville de Montréal as the place where an international banking centre business is to be carried on and the office or branch is, except as regards the conduct of transactions other than qualified international financial transactions, located at the place referred to in subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph of section 6, in respect of an international financial centre operated by the person, the aggregates referred to in subparagraphs 1 and 2 of the first paragraph of section 52 shall be determined as if
(1)  the person’s income for the year from the operations of the international financial centre were equal to the greater of the person’s income otherwise determined for the year from such operations and the amount of income in respect of that international banking centre that, pursuant to that section 33.1, is not required to be included in computing the person’s income for the year for the purposes of the Income Tax Act ; and
(2)  where the amount determined in paragraph 1 is positive, as if any loss for the year from the operations of the international financial centre were nil.
1999, c. 86, s. 53; 2002, c. 40, s. 6.
54. For the purposes of the first paragraph of section 52, where a person referred to therein for a taxation year is an individual to whom section 65 applies for the year and the fiscal period of the partnership that operates an international financial centre and of which the individual is a member at the end of that fiscal period ends in the part of the individual’s reference period, established under section 69, in relation to an employment that is included in that year, the person’s share of the partnership’s income or loss for that fiscal period is deemed to be nil.
1999, c. 86, s. 54; 2002, c. 40, s. 7; 2004, c. 21, s. 11.
55. A person who, in a taxation year, is a corporation operating an international financial centre or a member of a partnership that, in a fiscal period of the partnership ending in that taxation year, operates such a centre shall include, in computing the person’s taxable income for the year, an amount equal to the amount by which the aggregate determined for the year in respect of the person under subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 52 exceeds the aggregate determined for the year in respect of the person under subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph of that section.
However, the amount determined under the first paragraph for a taxation year in respect of a person shall in no case exceed the person’s income for the year, computed for the purposes of Part I of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3) without reference to 75 % of any income or loss from the operations of an international financial centre operated by the person in the year and without reference to 75 % of the person’s share of any income or loss from the operations of such a centre operated by the partnership in the fiscal period.
1999, c. 86, s. 55; 2002, c. 40, s. 8; 2004, c. 21, s. 12.
56. For the purposes of Title VII of Book IV of Part I of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), the non-capital loss, farm loss, net capital loss or limited partnership loss, for a taxation year, of a person who, in that year is a corporation that operates an international financial centre or a member of a partnership that, in a fiscal period of the partnership ending in that year, operates such a centre, shall be determined as if 75 % of the person’s income or loss for the year from the operations of any international financial centre operated by the person and 75 % of the person’s share of the partnership’s income or loss for the fiscal period from the operations of any international financial centre operated by the partnership were nil.
1999, c. 86, s. 56; 2004, c. 21, s. 13.
56.1. Where sections 52, 55 and 56 apply to a person who is an individual, other than a trust, who was resident in Canada at any time in the taxation year, or is a trust, the reference therein to “the person’s share” shall be read, wherever it appears, as a reference to “30 % of the person’s share”.
2004, c. 21, s. 14.
56.2. Where a corporation or partnership operates an international financial centre and, in the course of operating the centre, the corporation or partnership carries out a qualified international financial transaction referred to in paragraph 24 of section 7 after 4 July 2001, the income or loss of the corporation or partnership from the operations of the centre shall, for the purposes of sections 52 to 56, be computed as if only the fees that are paid or required to be paid to the corporation or partnership by IQ Immigrants Investisseurs Inc. in accordance with an agreement referred to in section 34.1 of the Regulation respecting the selection of foreign nationals (R.R.Q., 1981, chapter M-23.1, r.2) that the corporation or partnership entered into with IQ Immigrants Investisseurs Inc. were the fees or any other consideration that the corporation or partnership receives or is to receive in relation to the qualified international financial transaction.
2004, c. 21, s. 14.
§ 2.  — Tax on capital
57. A corporation, other than an authorized foreign bank, within the meaning assigned by section 1 of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3), that, in a taxation year, operates an international financial centre or is a member of a partnership that, in a fiscal period of the partnership ending in that year, operates such a centre may deduct, in computing its paid-up capital for the year, for the purposes of Part IV of that Act, 75 % of any amount attributable to the operations of the international financial centre that the corporation has included in such computation, other than the amount referred to in section 59, and that is not otherwise deducted in such computation.
1999, c. 86, s. 57; 2004, c. 8, s. 1; 2004, c. 21, s. 15.
57.1. An authorized foreign bank, within the meaning assigned by section 1 of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3), that, in a taxation year, operates an international financial centre, may deduct in computing its paid-up capital for the year, for the purposes of Part IV of that Act, the proportion of any amount attributable to the operations of that international financial centre that the authorized foreign bank included in that computation that the total of its business carried on in Canada or in Québec and elsewhere in the year is of its business carried on in Québec in the year.
For the purposes of the first paragraph, the computation of the business carried on in Canada, in Québec and in Québec and elsewhere by a corporation is computed in the manner prescribed in the regulations made under subsection 2 of section 771 of the Taxation Act, with the necessary modifications.
2004, c. 8, s. 2.
58. Where the deficit reported in the financial statements of a corporation referred to in section 1136, 1140, 1141 or 1141.1 of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3) for a taxation year is less than the deficit that would be reported were it not for the operations of any international financial centre operated by the corporation directly or through a partnership, the corporation may also deduct, in computing its paid-up capital for the year, for the purposes of Part IV of that Act, 75 % of the amount by which
(1)  the amount that would be the deficit of the corporation if the operations of any international financial centre operated by the corporation or partnership were not taken into account, exceeds
(2)  the amount deducted by the corporation in computing its paid-up capital under paragraph a of section 1137 of that Act or, but for this section and section 57, under section 1141.2 of that Act.
1999, c. 86, s. 58; 2004, c. 21, s. 16.
59. Where the deficit reported in the financial statements of a corporation referred to in section 1136, 1140, 1141 or 1141.1 of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3) for a taxation year would be nil were it not for the operations of any international financial centre operated by the corporation directly or through a partnership, or where the amount of surplus or retained surpluses and earnings of the corporation reported in its financial statements for that year is less than the amount that would be reported were it not for those operations, the corporation must include in computing its paid-up capital for the year, for the purposes of Part IV of that Act, 75 % of the lesser of
(1)  the amount that would be the deficit reported in the corporation’s financial statements for the year if only the operations of any international financial centre operated by the corporation or partnership were taken into account ; and
(2)  the amount by which the amount that would be the surplus or the retained surpluses and earnings of the corporation reported in its financial statements for the year if the operations of any international financial centre operated by the corporation or partnership were not taken into account, exceeds any amount included as retained surpluses or earnings by the corporation in computing its paid-up capital under paragraph b of subsection 1 of section 1136, paragraph c of section 1140 or 1141 or paragraph d of section 1141.1, as the case may be, of the Taxation Act.
1999, c. 86, s. 59; 2004, c. 21, s. 17.
60. A corporation may not deduct, in computing its paid-up capital for a taxation year for the purposes of Part IV of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3), 75 % of the part of an amount referred to in section 1137, 1141.2 or 1141.2.1 of that Act, except an amount referred to in section 57, that is attributable to the operations of an international financial centre operated in the year, directly or through a partnership, by the corporation.
1999, c. 86, s. 60; 2004, c. 21, s. 18.
60.0.1. An authorized foreign bank, within the meaning assigned by section 1 of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3), may not, in computing its paid-up capital for a taxation year for the purposes of Part IV of that Act, deduct the part of the amount provided for in section 1141.2.1.1.1 of that Act, except an amount referred to in section 57.1, that is attributable to the operations of an international financial centre it operated in the year.
2004, c. 8, s. 3.
60.1. Where a corporation is a bank, within the meaning assigned by section 1 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), and operates for a taxation year an international financial centre, the corporation may deduct in computing its paid-up capital for the year, for the purposes of Part IV of that Act, the amount by which the proportion of the amount determined for the year in its respect under the second paragraph that the aggregate of the business carried on in Canada or in Québec and elsewhere by the corporation in the year is of its business carried on in Québec in the year, exceeds the amount determined for the year in its respect under that second paragraph.
The amount to which the first paragraph refers is equal to the amount by which the aggregate of the amount deducted by the corporation in computing its paid-up capital for the year under section 57 and the amount determined for the year in its respect under section 58, exceeds the aggregate of the amount determined for the year in respect of the corporation under section 59 and the part of the amount that the corporation may not deduct in computing its paid-up capital for the year under section 60.
For the purposes of the first paragraph, the proportion of the business carried on in Canada, in Québec and in Québec and elsewhere by a corporation is computed in the manner prescribed in the regulations made under subsection 2 of section 771 of the Taxation Act, with the necessary modifications.
2002, c. 40, s. 9.
61. A corporation is not required to pay the minimum amount of tax determined under section 1135, the second paragraph of section 1167 or the third paragraph of section 1173.1, as the case may be, of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3) where its operations consist solely in the operation, directly or through a partnership, of an international financial centre.
1999, c. 86, s. 61; 2002, c. 40, s. 10.
61.1. This subdivision does not apply, for a taxation year, to a corporation that is exempt from tax for the year under Book VIII of Part I of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), other than an insurer described in paragraph k of section 998 of that Act that is not so exempt from tax on the totality of its taxable income for the year by reason of section 999.0.1 of that Act.
2005, c. 1, s. 4.
§ 3.  — Refundable tax credit
62. A person who, in a taxation year, is a corporation that operates an international financial centre or a member of a partnership that, in a fiscal period of the partnership ending in that year, operates such a centre, is deemed, as provided in any of Divisions II. 6.10 to II. 6.12 of Chapter III. 1 of Title III of Book IX of Part I of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3) where the conditions set out therein are satisfied for the year, to have paid to the Minister of Revenue on the person’s balance-due day, within the meaning of section 1 of that Act, for the year, on account of the person’s tax payable for that year under Part I of that Act, the amount determined in respect of the person for that year under that division
1999, c. 86, s. 62; 2001, c. 51, s. 318.
§ 4.  — Source deductions
63. No amount shall be deducted or withheld under section 1015 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3) in respect of the part of the remuneration referred to in the second paragraph, for a period or part of a period of a taxation year, of an employee of a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre, from the employee’s employment with the corporation or partnership, where the following conditions are satisfied :
(1)  except where section 104 applies for the period or part of the period in respect of the employee in relation to that employment, a qualification certificate had been issued pursuant to section 14 or 15 in respect of the employee in relation to that employment and is valid for that period or part of the period ;
(2)  where section 104 applies for the period or part of the period in respect of the employee in relation to that employment, a certificate had been issued for the preceding taxation year in accordance with section 19 or 20 in respect of the employee in relation to that employment and is valid; and
(3)  it may reasonably be considered that the conditions relating to that employment on which was based the decision of the Minister of Finance to issue the qualification certificate referred to in paragraph 1 or the certificate referred to in paragraph 2, or, if they are not the same, the conditions on which would have been based the decision of the Minister of Finance to issue the qualification certificate or the certificate in relation to the period or part of the period, remain essentially the same for the period or part of the period.
The part of the remuneration to which the first paragraph refers is
(1)  in the case of an employee in respect of whom subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph applies by reason of a qualification certificate issued in respect of the employee in accordance with section 15 in relation to that employment, or in respect of whom subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph applies by reason of a certificate issued in respect of the employee in accordance with section 20 in relation to that employment, the total of
(a)  the lesser of
i.  37.5% of the part of the employee’s wages, within the meaning of section 72, from that employment for the period or part of the period concerned that may reasonably be attributed to a period after 30 March 2004, and
ii.  the amount obtained by multiplying $50,000 by the proportion that the number of days in the period or part of the period concerned is of 365.
(b)  37.5% of the part of the employee’s wages, within the meaning of section 72, from that employment for the period or part of the period concerned that may reasonably be attributed to a period after 12 June 2003 but before 31 March 2004, and
(c)  50% of the part of the employee’s wages, within the meaning of section 72, from that employment for the period or part of the period concerned that may reasonably be attributed to a period before 13 June 2003; or
(2)  in the case of another employee, the product obtained by multiplying the employee’s remuneration for the period or the part of the period concerned by the percentage determined in subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph of section 65 in respect of that employment.
For the purposes of subparagraph 2 of the second paragraph, for the purpose of determining the percentage applicable in respect of an employment, the employment referred to in that subparagraph held by the employee under a particular employment contract, is deemed, where the third paragraph of section 69.3 applies to the employee, to be an employment held by the employee under a deemed employment contract, within the meaning of subparagraph 1 of that third paragraph, continuing the particular contract
1999, c. 86, s. 63; 2004, c. 21, s. 19; 2005, c. 23, s. 12.
§ 5.  — Québec health services fund
64. Seventy-five percent of the wages paid by a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre to one of the employees of the business of the corporation or partnership that constitutes the international financial centre do not constitute wages subject to the contribution provided for in section 34 of the Act respecting the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (chapter R-5) if the wages are attributable to
(1)  a period covered by a valid certificate issued pursuant to section 19 or 20 in respect of the employee in relation to that employment; or
(2)  for any other period and subject to section 64.2, the employee’s duties with the corporation or partnership that are devoted to the operations of the international financial centre.
However, for the part of the wages paid that is attributable to a period, or part of a period, preceding 13 June 2003, the first paragraph shall be read with “Seventy-five percent” in the portion before subparagraph 1 replaced by “One hundred percent”.
1999, c. 86, s. 64; 1999, c. 89, s. 53; 2004, c. 21, s. 20; 2005, c. 23, s. 13.
64.1. Section 64 does not apply in respect of wages paid by a corporation that is exempt from tax under Book VIII of Part I of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), other than an insurer described in paragraph k of section 998 of that Act that is not so exempt from tax on the totality of its taxable income for its taxation year that includes the time of payment by reason of section 999.0.1 of that Act, or in respect of wages paid by a partnership a member of which is such a tax-exempt corporation.
2005, c. 1, s. 5.
64.2. For the purposes of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 64, an employee’s duties with a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre that are devoted to the operations of that centre include only those in respect of which the corporation or partnership keeps a register containing the information the Minister of Revenue considers necessary in order to determine the portion of the employee’s wages that is attributable to those duties.
2005, c. 23, s. 14.
DIVISION III
EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THE OPERATIONS OF AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE
§ 1.  — Foreign specialists
65. An individual described in section 66 who holds employment with a particular corporation or partnership that is referred to in that section may deduct, in computing the individual’s taxable income for a taxation year, an amount not greater than the amount determined by the formula

A x B.

In the formula provided for in the first paragraph,
(1)  A is
(a)  75 %, where the individual entered into the individual’s employment contract with the particular corporation or partnership after 12 June 2003 or entered into that contract before 13 June 2003 but began to perform the duties of that employment after 1 September 2003, and
(b)  100 %, in any other case; and
(2)  B is the part of the individual’s income for the year, determined in accordance with section 28 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), that may reasonably be considered to be earned in the part of the individual’s reference period, established under section 69, in relation to that employment that is included in the year.
Where, in a taxation year, the individual is a member of a partnership, the individual’s share of the income or loss of the partnership for a fiscal period ended in the year shall be considered, for the purposes of subparagraph 2 of the second paragraph, to be earned or sustained in the part of the year referred to therein if the fiscal period of the partnership ends in that part of the year, and to be earned or sustained during another part of the year if the fiscal period ends in the other part of the year.
1999, c. 86, s. 65; 2004, c. 21, s. 21.
65.1. Where, at a particular time included in an individual’s reference period established under section 69, in relation to an employment held by the individual with a corporation operating an international financial centre, the individual described in section 66 acquired a right to a security under an agreement referred to in section 48 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3) and, at a later time after the expiration of the reference period, the individual is deemed to receive a benefit in a particular taxation year by reason of the application of any of sections 49 and 50 to 52.1 of that Act in respect of the security, or the transfer or any other disposition of the rights under the agreement, the following rules apply:
(1)  for the purposes of the first paragraph of section 65, the individual is deemed, for a part of the particular taxation year that includes the later time, to be an individual described in section 66 who holds that employment with the corporation;
(2)  for the purposes of the first and second paragraphs of section 65, section 71 and paragraphs a and b of section 737.18 of the Taxation Act in respect of the amount of the benefit included by the individual in computing the individual’s income for the particular taxation year, the later time is deemed to be a reference period of the individual, established under section 69, in relation to that employment; and
(3)  section 51 shall be read with “that was issued for the year in respect of the individual under any of sections 19 to 21” replaced by “that was issued in respect of the individual, under section 19, for the taxation year that includes the particular time referred to in the portion of section 65.1 before paragraph 1”.
2002, c. 40, s. 11; 2004, c. 21, s. 21.
66. Only an individual who satisfies the following requirements, for all or part of a particular taxation year, is entitled to a deduction under section 65 for that year :
(1)  at a particular time, the individual took up employment, as an employee, with a particular corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre under an employment contract entered into with the corporation or partnership ;
(2)  the individual was not resident in Canada immediately before entering into the employment contract or immediately before taking up employment, as an employee, with the particular corporation or partnership, or, where the individual was resident in Canada at that time, the individual became resident in Canada at any given time in the particular year or a preceding taxation year to establish an international financial centre in Canada and the following conditions are satisfied :
(a)  the individual worked exclusively or almost exclusively for a person or partnership from that given time to the time at which the condition set out in subparagraph c is satisfied,
(b)  for any part of the period referred to in subparagraph a, the individual held a valid certificate issued in respect of the individual pursuant to section 19 in relation to the establishment of the international financial centre and the certificate recognizes the individual as a foreign specialist for that part of the period, and
(c)  the individual took up employment, within 12 months after that given time, as an employee, with the particular corporation or partnership that operates the international financial centre established by the individual,
(3)  the individual works exclusively or almost exclusively for the particular corporation or partnership from the particular time to the end of the particular year or the part of the particular year, and
(4)  for any part of the period beginning at the particular time and ending at the end of the particular year or the part of the particular year, the individual held a valid certificate issued in respect of the individual pursuant to section 19, in relation to that employment, and the certificate recognizes the individual as a foreign specialist for that part of the period.
For the purposes of subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph, the business to which a certificate referred to therein relates must be an international financial centre of the particular corporation or partnership.
Notwithstanding paragraph 2 of section 5, an individual shall not, for the purposes of the first paragraph, be considered to be a person resident in Canada if the individual is considered to be resident in Canada for the purposes of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3) by reason of the application of paragraph a of section 8 of that Act.
1999, c. 86, s. 66; 2004, c. 21, s. 21.
67. For the application of section 66 to an individual who is resident in Canada immediately before entering into a contract of employment with a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre and immediately before taking up employment, as an employee, with the corporation or partnership, and who, if the individual worked to establish the international financial centre in Canada immediately before taking up employment, as an employee, with the corporation or partnership, is resident in Canada immediately before so beginning to work, the rule set out in the second paragraph applies if any of the following conditions is satisfied:
(1)  the individual may deduct an amount in computing the individual’s taxable income for the taxation year in which the individual so took up employment or began working in Canada to establish the international financial centre, or for a preceding taxation year, in relation to a preceding employment, under any of the sections mentioned in the third paragraph of section 737.19.2 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3); or
(2)  the individual would meet the condition set out in subparagraph 1 if an employer had not failed to apply, in respect of the individual, for a qualification certificate or a certificate referred to in any of the sections mentioned in subparagraph ii of paragraph a of section 737.20 of the Taxation Act.
The rule to which the first paragraph refers is any of the following rules:
(1)  the individual is deemed to become resident in Canada to establish the international financial centre at the time when the individual begins working to establish the centre, where
(a)  the individual was working to establish the centre immediately before taking up employment, as an employee, with the corporation or partnership,
(b)  the period between the date on which the individual took up employment and the time when the individual began working to establish the international financial centre does not exceed 12 months, and
(c)  the individual satisfies the conditions set out in subparagraphs 3 and 4 of the first paragraph of section 66 on the very day on which the individual takes up employment; and
(2)  in any other case, the individual is deemed not to be resident in Canada immediately before taking up employment, as an employee, with the corporation or partnership.
Where the rule set out in subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph applies, it also has effect for the purposes of subparagraph b of paragraph 1 of section 69.
1999, c. 86, s. 67; 2004, c. 21, s. 21.
68. For the purposes of subparagraph 3 of the first paragraph of section 66, an individual who, at any time, works exclusively or almost exclusively for a group of corporations or partnerships each of which is operating an international financial centre, including the particular corporation or partnership referred to in that section, is deemed to be working at that time exclusively or almost exclusively for the particular corporation or partnership if, at that time,
(1)  all the activities of those international financial centres are conducted in one place within the territory of Ville de Montréal; and
(2)  the requirement set out in subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph of section 66 is satisfied as regards each of those corporations or partnerships in relation to its international financial centre.
1999, c. 86, s. 68; 2004, c. 21, s. 21.
69. The reference period of an individual described in section 66, in relation to an employment the individual holds with a particular corporation or partnership, referred to in that section is the period
(1)  that begins on the earlier of
(a)  the day on which the individual begins to perform the duties of that employment, and
(b)  where applicable, the day on which the individual became resident in Canada to establish an international financial centre in Canada ;
(2)  throughout which
(a)  the individual is working to establish an international financial centre or holds an employment with a corporation or partnership operating such a centre, and
(b)  the following conditions are satisfied :
i.  the conditions set out in subparagraphs a and b of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 66, while the individual is working to establish an international financial centre, and
ii.  the conditions set out in subparagraphs 3 and 4 of the first paragraph of section 66, where the individual holds an employment with a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre; and
(3)  that does not exceed five years, with reference to,
(a)  where the individual began to stay or became resident in Canada after 19 December 2002 because of a contract of employment entered into after that date, the aggregate of all periods each of which is a preceding period within the meaning of section 69.1 that is established in respect of the individual, and
(b)  in any other case, the aggregate of all the preceding periods each of which is any of the following periods:
i.  a preceding period, in relation to a preceding employment, established in respect of the individual under this section or the regulations under the first paragraph of section 737.16 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), as they read for a taxation year beginning on or before 20 December 1999, or
ii.  a preceding period within the meaning of section 69.1 that is established in respect of the individual since the last time the individual became resident in Canada, other than a preceding period referred to in subparagraph i.
1999, c. 86, s. 69; 2004, c. 21, s. 22.
69.1. For the purpose of establishing the reference period of an individual in relation to an employment, a preceding period to which subparagraph a of paragraph 3 of section 69 and subparagraph ii of subparagraph b of that paragraph refer means all or part of a preceding period, established in respect of the individual under any of the sections mentioned in the second paragraph of section 737.19.2 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3) or under the regulations mentioned in that paragraph, to which an amount that the individual may deduct in computing the individual’s taxable income for a taxation year, in relation to a preceding employment, under any of the sections mentioned in the third paragraph of section 737.19.2, may reasonably be attributed.
2004, c. 21, s. 23.
69.1.1. If, in a taxation year, an individual is absent from an employment the individual holds with a particular corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre and, were it not for that absence, would be an individual described in section 66 for the part of the year that is included in the individual’s period of absence, the Minister may, for the purposes of this subdivision, consider that part of the year to be included in the individual’s reference period, established under section 69, in relation to the employment if the Minister is of the opinion that the individual is temporarily absent from the employment for reasons the Minister considers reasonable.
The conditions set out in section 66 that were satisfied by the individual before the beginning of the individual’s period of absence are deemed to be satisfied for the part of the year in respect of which the Minister exercises discretion in the individual’s favour in accordance with the first paragraph.
2005, c. 23, s. 15.
69.2. For the purposes of this subdivision, an individual referred to in the fifth paragraph is deemed to take up employment, as an employee, with a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre at the particular time referred to in subparagraph 2 where
(1)  the individual holds employment with the corporation or partnership on 1 January 2001; and
(2)  at a particular time when the individual works for the corporation or partnership, the individual would begin, for the first time since 1 January 2001, to satisfy the requirements set out in subparagraphs 3 and 4 of the first paragraph of section 66 if
(a)  that subparagraph 3 were read with “from the particular time to the end of the particular year or the part of the particular year” replaced by “throughout the particular year or the part of the particular year”, and
(b)  that subparagraph 4 were replaced by the following subparagraph:
(4)  the individual held a valid certificate issued in respect of the individual pursuant to section 19, in relation to that employment, and the certificate recognizes the individual as a foreign specialist for the particular year or the part of the particular year.
An individual referred to in the sixth paragraph who, on 1 January 2001, works to establish an international financial centre in Canada is deemed to begin working to establish that centre on that date.
In addition, an individual referred to in the seventh paragraph is deemed to take up employment, as an employee, with a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre at the particular time referred to in subparagraph 2 where
(1)  the individual enters into an employment contract with the corporation or partnership after 31 December 2000; and
(2)  at a particular time when the individual works for the corporation or partnership, the individual would begin, for the first time since the entering into the contract referred to in subparagraph 1, to satisfy the requirements set out in subparagraphs 3 and 4 of the first paragraph of section 66 if
(a)  that subparagraph 3 were read with “from the particular time to the end of the particular year or the part of the particular year” replaced by “throughout the particular year or the part of the particular year”, and
(b)  that subparagraph 4 were replaced by the following subparagraph:
(4)  the individual held a valid certificate issued in respect of the individual pursuant to section 19, in relation to that employment, and the certificate recognizes the individual as a foreign specialist for the particular year or the part of the particular year.
The individual to whom the first or third paragraph applies is also deemed to begin performing the duties of the employment the individual holds with the corporation or partnership at the particular time referred to in subparagraph 2 of that paragraph.
The individual to whom the first paragraph refers is the individual who
(1)  has no reference period that is running on 1 January 2001 in relation to that employment; and
(2)  may deduct, in computing the individual’s taxable income for a taxation year preceding the year 2001, in relation to a preceding employment, an amount under any of the sections mentioned in the third paragraph of section 737.19.2 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), or could so deduct such an amount if an employer had not failed to apply, in respect of the individual, for a qualification certificate or a certificate referred to in any of the sections mentioned in subparagraph ii of paragraph a of section 737.20 of that Act.
The individual to whom the second paragraph refers is the individual who
(1)  is resident in Canada immediately before entering into an employment contract with a corporation or partnership operating the international financial centre, immediately before taking up employment, as an employee, with the corporation or partnership and immediately before beginning to work in Canada to establish that centre in Canada ;
(2)  has no reference period that is running on 1 January 2001 in relation to the employment the individual holds with the corporation or partnership referred to in subparagraph 1 ;
(3)  takes up employment, as an employee, with the corporation or partnership referred to in subparagraph 1 within 12 months after the time when the individual began working to establish the international financial centre; and
(4)  may deduct, in computing the individual’s taxable income for a taxation year preceding the year 2001, in relation to a preceding employment, an amount under any of the sections mentioned in the third paragraph of section 737.19.2 of the Taxation Act, or could so deduct such an amount if an employer had not failed to apply, in respect of the individual, for a qualification certificate or a certificate referred to in any of the sections mentioned in subparagraph ii of paragraph a of section 737.20 of that Act.
The individual to whom the third paragraph refers is the individual who
(1)  has not worked to establish the international financial centre immediately before taking up employment, as an employee, with the corporation or partnership or, if such is not the case, took up employment more than 12 months after becoming resident in Canada in order to establish that center in Canada or does not satisfy the requirements set out in subparagraphs 3 and 4 of the first paragraph of section 66 on the day of taking up employment; and
(2)  may deduct, in computing the individual’s taxable income for the taxation year in which the individual entered into the individual’s employment contract or for a preceding taxation year, in relation to a preceding employment, an amount under any of the sections mentioned in the third paragraph of section 737.19.2 of the Taxation Act, or could so deduct such an amount if an employer had not failed to apply, in respect of the individual, for a qualification certificate or a certificate referred to in any of the sections mentioned in subparagraph ii of paragraph a of section 737.20 of that Act.
2004, c. 21, s. 23.
69.3. For the purposes of this subdivision, the employment contract that an individual entered into with a corporation or a partnership operating an international financial centre, in this section referred to as the “original contract”, or a deemed contract within the meaning of subparagraph 1 of the third paragraph, is deemed to end at the time when the individual ceases to satisfy the requirements set out in subparagraphs 3 and 4 of the first paragraph of section 66.
Where on 1 January 2001, an individual referred to in the fourth paragraph holds employment with a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre, the employment contract entered into with the corporation or partnership, in this section referred to as the “original contract”, is deemed to have ended before that date.
In addition, where at a particular time an individual would again satisfy the requirements set out in subparagraphs 3 and 4 of the first paragraph of section 66 if that subparagraph 3 were read with “from the particular time to the end of the particular year or the part of the particular year” replaced by “throughout the particular year or the part of the particular year”, and if that subparagraph 4 were read without reference to “for any part of the period beginning at the particular time and ending at the end of the particular year or the part of the particular year,” and with “for that part of the period” replaced by “for the particular year or the part of the particular year”, the following rules apply:
(1)  the individual is deemed to enter into, with the corporation or partnership, a new employment contract, in this section referred to as the “deemed contract”, and that contract is deemed to be entered into before 13 June 2003; and
(2)  the individual is deemed to take up employment, as an employee, with the corporation or partnership at the particular time and is also deemed to begin at that time to perform the duties of that new employment.
The individual to whom the second paragraph refers is the individual who
(1)  is not resident in Canada immediately before entering into the original contract or immediately before taking up employment, as an employee, with the qualified corporation, or became resident in Canada at any time to establish the international financial centre in Canada;
(2)  has no reference period that is running on 1 January 2001 in relation to that employment; and
(3)  may deduct, in computing the individual’s taxable income for a taxation year preceding the year 2001, in relation to that employment, an amount under section 737.16 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), or could so deduct such an amount if the corporation or partnership had not failed to apply, in respect of the individual, for a certificate referred to in section 19 or in section 737.15 of the Taxation Act, as it read before being repealed, or the qualification certificate referred to in section 14.
The expiry, termination or cancellation of the original contract or any other event having the effect of terminating the original contract also entails the expiry, termination or cancellation, as the case may be, of a deemed contract continuing the original contract, or otherwise terminates such a contract.
The renewal of the original contract also entails the renewal of a deemed contract continuing the original contract, except if the deemed contract is deemed to have ended under the first paragraph.
2004, c. 21, s. 23.
69.4. For the purposes of this subdivision, the contract resulting from the renewal, after 12 June 2003, of an employment contract referred to in section 66 is deemed not to be an employment contract separate from the employment contract referred to in that section.
The first paragraph does not apply in respect of a contract that is deemed to have ended under the first or second paragraph of section 69.3.
2004, c. 21, s. 23.
70. For the purposes of Title VII of Book IV of Part I of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), the non-capital loss, farm loss, net capital loss, restricted farm loss and limited partnership loss, for a taxation year, of an individual who, for that year, benefits from a deduction under section 65, shall be determined as if
(1)  any income earned by the individual in the individual’s reference period established under section 69, in relation to an employment, were equal to the product obtained by multiplying that income by the amount by which 100 % exceeds the percentage determined under subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph of section 65 in respect of that employment; and
(2)  any loss sustained by the individual in the individual’s reference period established under section 69, in relation to an employment, were equal to the product obtained by multiplying that loss by the amount by which 100 % exceeds the percentage determined under subparagraph 1 of the second paragraph of section 65 in respect of that employment.
1999, c. 86, s. 70; 2004, c. 21, s. 24.
§ 2.  — Other employees
71. An individual who holds employment with a corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre may deduct, in computing the individual’s taxable income for a taxation year, an amount not exceeding the total of
(1)   the lesser of
(a)  37.5% of the aggregate of all amounts each of which is the part of the individual’s wages for the year from an employment with a particular corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre, that may reasonably be attributed to a qualifying period beginning after 30 March 2004 and established in respect of the individual under section 73 in relation to the particular corporation or partnership, except, where applicable, the part of that period that is included in the individual’s reference period, established under section 69, in relation to an employment, and
(b)  the amount obtained by multiplying $50,000 by the proportion, not exceeding 1, that the number of days in the part, to which the aggregate of the amounts determined under subparagraph a relates, of all the qualifying periods established in respect of the individual under section 73 is of 365; and
(2)  the aggregate of all amounts each of which is the product obtained by multiplying the percentage determined under the second paragraph by the part of the individual’s wages for the year from an employment with a particular corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre, that may reasonably be attributed to a qualifying period ending before 31 March 2004 and established in respect of the individual under section 73 in relation to the particular corporation or partnership, except, where applicable, the part of that period that is included in the individual’s reference period, established under section 69, in relation to an employment.
The percentage to which subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph refers is
(1)   37.5% if the qualifying period begins after 12 June 2003, or
(2)   50% if the qualifying period ends before 13 June 2003.
1999, c. 86, s. 71; 2002, c. 40, s. 12; 2004, c. 21, s. 25; 2005, c. 23, s. 16.
72. In section 71, an individual’s wages for a taxation year from an employment means the individual’s income for the year from that employment, computed under Chapters I and II of Title II of Book III of Part I of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3) with every deduction under Division III of Chapter III of that Title II being taken into account.
1999, c. 86, s. 72.
72.1. If, in a taxation year, an individual is absent from an employment the individual holds with a particular corporation or partnership operating an international financial centre and the remuneration that the particular corporation or partnership paid to the individual for the part of that year that is included in the individual’s period of absence would not otherwise be included in the part of the individual’s wages for the year from that employment, that may reasonably be attributed to a qualifying period established in respect of the individual under section 73 in relation to the particular corporation or partnership, the Minister may consider the remuneration to be included in the part of the wages if the Minister is of the opinion that the individual is temporarily absent from the employment for reasons the Minister considers reasonable.
2005, c. 23, s. 17.
73. For the purposes of section 71, a particular period included in a particular calendar year and in respect of which the following conditions are satisfied is a qualifying period in respect of an individual in relation to a particular corporation or partnership :
(1)  the individual worked throughout the particular period exclusively or almost exclusively
(a)  for the particular corporation or partnership, or
(b)  for a group of corporations or partnerships each of which was operating an international financial centre, including the particular corporation or partnership, where all the activities of those international financial centres are conducted in one place within the territory of Ville de Montréal ;
(2)  the individual held a valid certificate covering the whole of the particular period which was issued in respect of the individual in accordance with section 20 to each corporation or partnership that is the particular corporation or the particular partnership or, where applicable, any of the other corporations or partnerships referred to in subparagraph b of paragraph 1, in relation to the individual’s employment with the corporation or partnership; and
(3)  the business to which the certificate referred to in paragraph 2 relates is, throughout the particular period, an international financial centre of the corporation or partnership referred to therein.
1999, c. 86, s. 73; 2004, c. 21, s. 26; 2005, c. 23, s. 18.
DIVISION IV
OTHER PROVISION
74. This chapter is a fiscal law within the meaning of the Act respecting the Ministère du Revenu (chapter M‐31).
1999, c. 86, s. 74.
CHAPTER VI
AMENDING PROVISIONS
TAXATION ACT
75. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 1).
1999, c. 86, s. 75.
76. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 733.0.1).
1999, c. 86, s. 76; 2004, c. 21, s. 549.
77. (Omitted).
1999, c. 86, s. 77; 2004, c. 21, s. 550.
78. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 737.14).
1999, c. 86, s. 78; 2004, c. 21, s. 551.
79. (Omitted).
1999, c. 86, s. 79.
80. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, ss. 737.16-737.16.1).
1999, c. 86, s. 80; 2002, c. 9, s. 178.
81. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 737.17).
1999, c. 86, s. 81; 2004, c. 21, s. 552.
82. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 737.18).
1999, c. 86, s. 82.
83. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 772.2).
1999, c. 86, s. 83.
84. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 1029.6.0.1).
1999, c. 86, s. 84.
85. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, ss. 1029.8.36.102-1029.8.36.124).
1999, c. 86, s. 85.
86. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 1089).
1999, c. 86, s. 86.
87. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 1090).
1999, c. 86, s. 87.
88. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 1091).
1999, c. 86, s. 88.
89. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, ss. 1129-45.17-1129.45.26).
1999, c. 86, s. 89.
90. (Amendment integrated into c. s. 1135).
1999, c. 86, s. 90.
91. (Amendment integrated into c. s. 1136).
1999, c. 86, s. 91.
92. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 1137).
1999, c. 86, s. 92.
93. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 1137.0.0.1).
1999, c. 86, s. 93.
94. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 1141.1.1).
1999, c. 86, s. 94.
95. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 1141.2).
1999, c. 86, s. 95.
96. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 1141.2.1.1).
1999, c. 86, s. 96.
97. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, s. 1141.2.4).
1999, c. 86, s. 97.
98. (Amendment integrated into c. s. 1167).
1999, c. 86, s. 98.
99. (Amendment integrated into c. I-3, ss. 737.19, 737.22.0.1, 752.0.10, 767, 772.7, 772.9, 772.11).
1999, c. 86, s. 99.
ACT RESPECTING THE RÉGIE DE L’ASSURANCE-MALADIE DU QUÉBEC
100. (Amendment integrated into c. R-5, s. 33).
1999, c. 86, s. 100.
101. (Amendment integrated into c. R-5, s. 34.1.4).
1999, c. 86, s. 101.
102. (Omitted).
1999, c. 86, s. 102.
CHAPTER VII
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
103. Every qualification certificate or certificate provided for in Title VII.2 of Book IV of Part I of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3) or in Division II.6.11 of Chapter III.1 of Title III of Book IX of Part I of that Act and issued by the Minister to a corporation or partnership for the purposes of the application of that Title VII.2 or of that Division II.6.11 to a taxation year or fiscal period beginning on or before 20 December 1999 is deemed to be provided for in this Act and to have been issued in accordance with the section of this Act pursuant to which the qualification certificate or certificate would have been issued if that section had been in force.
1999, c. 86, s. 103.
104. The Minister is deemed to have issued, pursuant to section 14 or 15, a qualification certificate, valid at any particular time, to a corporation or partnership in respect of one of its employees where the employee
(1)  was an employee of the corporation or partnership on 31 December 1999 or, as the case may be, was working on that date for the person or partnership referred to in subparagraph a of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 66 in respect of the employee; and
(2)  was holding a valid certificate issued to the corporation or partnership in respect of the employee for the taxation year 1999 and each subsequent taxation year ending before the particular time, pursuant to section 19, in the case of section 14, or pursuant to section 20, or section 21 as it read before being repealed, in the case of section 15.
1999, c. 86, s. 104; 2004, c. 21, s. 27; 2005, c. 23, s. 19.
105. Section 6 shall, for a taxation year, a fiscal period or a calendar year that begins on or before 20 December 1999, be read as follows :
6. In this Act, international financial centre has the meaning assigned by sections 737.13 and 737.13.1 of the Taxation Act (chapter I‐3).
1999, c. 86, s. 105.
106. For the purpose of determining after 31 December 1999 whether an individual satisfies the condition set out in subparagraph b of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 66, or the requirement set out in subparagraph 4 of that paragraph, in respect of the part of a particular period preceding 1 January 2000, the obligation to hold, for that part of the particular period, a valid certificate, issued in respect of the individual pursuant to section 19 in relation to the establishment of an international financial centre or in relation to the individual’s employment, that recognizes the individual as a foreign specialist for that part of the period, must be replaced by the following obligation :
(1)  as regards the condition set out in subparagraph b of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 66, the individual’s duties with the person or partnership referred to in subparagraph a of that subparagraph 2 were devoted
(a)  for the part of the particular period prior to 1 January 1998, exclusively or almost exclusively to the establishment of an international financial centre,
(b)  for the part of the particular period subsequent to 31 December 1997 but prior to 1 January 1999, in a proportion of at least 75%, to the establishment of an international financial centre, or
(c)  for the part of the particular period subsequent to 31 December 1998, in a proportion of at least 75%, to the establishment of an international financial centre, as confirmed by the Minister in the certificate provided for in subparagraph f of the second paragraph of section 737.15 of the Taxation Act (chapter I-3), as it read for a taxation year beginning on or before 20 December 1999 ; and
(2)  as regards the condition set out in subparagraph 4 of the first paragraph of section 66, the individual’s duties with the particular corporation or partnership referred to in that section were devoted
(a)  for the part of the particular period prior to 1 January 1998, exclusively or almost exclusively to the operations of the international financial centre of that corporation or partnership,
(b)  for the part of the particular period subsequent to 31 December 1997 but prior to 1 January 1999,
i.  in a proportion of at least 75%, to the operations of the international financial centre of that corporation or partnership other than, after 31 March 1998, back office activities, or
ii.  in a proportion of at least 75%, to the operations of the international financial centre of that corporation or partnership, where the individual was a member of the strategic personnel of the international financial centre, or
(c)  for the part of the particular period subsequent to 31 December 1998, as confirmed by the Minister in the certificate described in subparagraph c of paragraph 1,
i.  in a proportion of at least 75%, to the operations of a business of that corporation or partnership, in respect of which a qualification certificate provided for in paragraph f of the definition of “international financial centre” in section 737.13 of the Taxation Act, as it read before being repealed was valid, other than back office activities, or
ii.  in a proportion of at least 75%, to the operations of the business described in subparagraph i, where the individual was a member of the strategic personnel of the business.
For the purposes of subparagraph c of subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph, the business to which a certificate referred to therein is related must constitute an international financial centre of the particular corporation or partnership.
1999, c. 86, s. 106; 2004, c. 21, s. 28.
107. Paragraph 3 of section 67 and section 68 do not apply in respect of a period or time prior to 1 January 1998.
1999, c. 86, s. 107.
108. Where the day, referred to in this section as the “particular day”, which corresponds to the earlier of the day on which an individual first took up employment, as an employee, with a corporation operating an international financial centre and, where applicable, of the day on which the individual first became resident in Canada to establish an international financial centre in Canada, is prior to 1 April 1996, the individual’s reference period, established under section 69, in relation to an employment,
(1)  shall be established, where the particular day is prior to 1 April 1994, as if that section were read with “five years” in the portion of paragraph 3 before subparagraph a replaced by “24 months”;
(2)  is deemed to correspond, where the particular day is subsequent to 31 March 1994, to the aggregate of
(a)  the period that would be established in respect of the individual under section 69, in relation to that employment, but for this section and if section 69 were read with “five years” in the portion of paragraph 3 before subparagraph a replaced by “24 months”, and
(b)  the part of the period that would be established in respect of the individual under section 69, in relation to that employment, but for this section, that is not already included in the period referred to in subparagraph a and is neither prior to 1 April 1998 nor later than the day preceding the day that is five years after the particular day;
(3)  (paragraph repealed).
1999, c. 86, s. 108; 2001, c. 51, s. 319; 2004, c. 21, s. 29.
109. The Minister of Finance is responsible for the administration of this Act, except Chapter V which comes under the administration of the Minister of Revenue.
1999, c. 86, s. 109.
The Minister of Finance exercises the functions of the Minister of Revenue provided for in this Act. Order in Council 821-2019 dated 14 August 2019, (2019) 151 G.O. 2 (French), 3788.
110. Chapters III and V apply to taxation years, fiscal periods or calendar years that begin after 20 December 1999.
1999, c. 86, s. 110.
111. The first regulation made under sections 35 and 36 is not subject to the publication requirement or the time limits fixed for its coming into force that are provided for in sections 8 and 17 of the Regulations Act (chapter R‐18.1). If the regulation is made after 1 January 2000, it will come into force on the date of its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec and may apply to a period prior to its publication but not prior to 1 January 2000.
1999, c. 86, s. 111.
112. Division II of Chapter IV has effect from 1 April 1999. The order made before 31 March 2000 pursuant to section 38 may have effect from that same date.
1999, c. 86, s. 112.
113. (Omitted).
1999, c. 86, s. 113.
REPEAL SCHEDULE
In accordance with section 9 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes and regulations (chapter R-3), chapter 86 of the statutes of 1999, in force on 1 April 2000, is repealed, except subsection 2 of section 75, subsections 2 and 3 of section 76, subsections 2 to 6 of section 77, subsections 2 to 4 of sections 78 to 80, subsections 2 and 3 of section 81, subsection 2 of section 82, subsections 2 and 3 of sections 83 and 84, subsection 2 of section 85, subsections 2 and 3 of sections 86 and 87, subsection 2 of sections 88 and 89, subsections 2 and 3 of section 90, subsection 2 of sections 91 to 96, subsections 2 and 3 of sections 97 to 99, subsection 2 of section 100, subsections 2 and 3 of section 101 as well as sections 102 and 113, effective from the coming into force of chapter C-8.3 of the Revised Statutes.