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Security Interest (GST/HST) Regulations (SOR/2011-55)

Regulations are current to 2024-06-19

Security Interest (GST/HST) Regulations



Registration 2011-03-03

Security Interest (GST/HST) Regulations

P.C. 2011-262 2011-03-03

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, pursuant to section 277Footnote a of the Excise Tax ActFootnote b, hereby makes the annexed Security Interest (GST/HST) Regulations.


 In these Regulations, Act means the Excise Tax Act.

Prescribed Security Interest

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 222(4) of the Act, a prescribed security interest, in relation to an amount deemed under subsection 222(1) of the Act to be held in trust by a person, is that part of a mortgage or hypothec securing the performance of an obligation of the person that encumbers land or a building, but only if the mortgage or hypothec is registered pursuant to the appropriate land registration system before the time the amount is deemed under subsection 222(1) of the Act to be held in trust by the person.

  • (2) For the purpose of subsection (1), if, at a particular time, an amount deemed to be held in trust by the person referred to in that subsection is not remitted to the Receiver General or withdrawn in the manner and at the time provided under Part IX of the Act, the amount of the prescribed security interest referred to in that subsection may not exceed the amount determined by the following formula until such time as all amounts deemed under subsection 222(1) of the Act to be held in trust by the person are withdrawn in accordance with subsection 222(2) of the Act or are remitted to the Receiver General:

    A – B


    is the amount of the obligation secured by the mortgage or hypothec that is outstanding at the particular time; and
    is the total of
    • (a) all amounts, each of which is the value determined at the particular time, having regard to all the circumstances including the existence of any deemed trust for the benefit of Her Majesty pursuant to subsection 222(1) of the Act, of all the rights of the secured creditor securing the obligation, whether granted by the person or not, including guarantees or rights of set-off or of compensation but not including the mortgage or hypothec referred to in subsection (1), and

    • (b) all amounts applied after the particular time on account of the obligation.

  • (3) A prescribed security interest under subsection (1) includes the amount of any insurance or expropriation proceeds relating to land or a building that is the subject of a registered mortgage interest or registered hypothecary right, adjusted in accordance with subsection (2), but does not include a lien, a priority or any other security interest created by statute, an assignment or hypothec of rents or leases, or a mortgage interest or hypothecary right in any equipment or fixtures that a mortgagee, hypothecary creditor or any other person has the right absolutely or conditionally to remove or dispose of separately from the land or building.

Coming into Force

 These Regulations are deemed to have come into force on October 20, 2000.

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