Regulatory Initiative: Proposals for New Reporting Requirements for Trusts – Forward Regulatory Plan 2018-2020

Title or working title of the regulatory initiative:

Proposals for New Reporting Requirements for Trusts  

Description of the objective:

To improve the collection of beneficial ownership information with respect to trusts, Budget 2018 proposed to require that certain trusts provide additional information on an annual basis. The new reporting requirements impose an obligation on certain trusts to file a T3 return where one does not currently exist. This information will be used to help the Canada Revenue Agency assess the tax liability for a trust and its beneficiaries. These proposed new reporting requirements will apply to returns required to be filed for the 2021 and subsequent taxation years.

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 proposals and the explanatory notes, is available on the Finance Canada website.

Departmental contact:

Consultations and Communications Branch
Department of Finance Canada
14th floor
90 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G5

Phone: 613-369-3710
Facsimile: 613-369-4065
TTY: 613-369-3230

For more information

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting with Canadians websites.