54.1. Where, at the time a supplier makes a supply of corporeal movable property to a recipient, the supplier accepts, in full or partial consideration for the supply, other property (in this section and in section 54.2 referred to as the “trade-in” ) that is used corporeal movable property or a leasehold interest therein and is acquired for consumption, use or supply in the course of a commercial activity of the supplier, and the recipient is not required to collect the tax in respect of the supply of the trade-in otherwise than by reason of the application of subparagraph 3 of the second paragraph of section 422 or the trade-in is a road vehicle in respect of which the recipient is not entitled to claim an input tax refund as a consequence of being a large business, the value of the consideration for the supply made by the supplier is deemed to be equal to the amount by which the value of the consideration for that supply, as otherwise determined, exceeds
(1) except where paragraph 2 applies, the amount credited to the recipient in respect of the trade-in; and
(2) where the supplier and the recipient are not dealing with each other at arm’s length at the time the supply is made and the amount credited to the recipient in respect of the trade-in exceeds the fair market value of the trade-in at the time ownership thereof is transferred to the supplier, that fair market value.
For the purposes of this section and section 54.2, “large business” has the meaning assigned by sections 551 to 551.4 of the Act to amend the Taxation Act, the Act respecting the Québec sales tax and other legislative provisions (1995, chapter 63).
1997, c. 85, s. 454; 2002, c. 9, s. 155.