Regulatory Initiative: Designated Educational Institutions to be Required to Report Prescribed Information to the Canada Revenue Agency – Forward Regulatory Plan 2018-2020
Title or working title of the regulatory initiative:
Designated Educational Institution to be Required to Report Prescribed Information to the Canada Revenue Agency
Description of the objective:
To assist in the administration of the Canada Workers Benefit following changes introduced in Budget 2018, proposed amendments to the Income Tax Regulations will require designated educational institutions in Canada to report to the Canada Revenue Agency prescribed information related to students’ enrolment. The proposed amendments will be effective for months of enrolment after 2018. The proposed amendments will also assist the Canada Revenue Agency in the administration of existing measures, such as the Lifelong Learning Plan and the exemption for scholarship, fellowship and bursary income.
Indication of business impacts:
The Small Business Lens is not expected to apply.
Public consultation opportunities:
Details on the initiative are available in Budget 2018 in the supplementary information on tax measures.
Canadians were consulted on the draft regulatory proposal as part of a consultation announced by news release on July 27, 2018. Interested parties were invited to provide comments on the proposal by September 10, 2018.
The news release for the consultation, along with the draft regulatory proposal and the explanatory notes, is available on the Finance Canada website.
Consultations and Communications Branch
Department of Finance Canada
90 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G5
For more information
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council