2018 to 2019 Fees Report

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Minister's message

On behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency, I am pleased to present under the Service Fees Act, the report on fees for fiscal year 2018 to 2019.

The act provides a modern legislative framework that enables cost-effective delivery of services and, through better reporting to Parliament, improves transparency and oversight.

Last year, a detailed listing of individual fees under the department's authority, along with anticipated increases, was added to the reporting requirements.

This year's report provides more detail on each fee, such as the type and rate of adjustment, the service standard and the performance result. This information provides additional context on each fee, in the spirit of open and transparent fee management.

I welcome the increased transparency and oversight that the Service Fees Act's reporting regime embodies, and I am fully committed to transitioning the Agency to this modern framework.

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The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P.
Minister of National Revenue

About this report

This report, which is tabled under section 20 of the Service Fees ActFootnote i and section 4.2.8 of the Directive on Charging and Special Financial AuthoritiesFootnote ii, contains information about the fees that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) had the authority to charge in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year.

This report contains information about all fees that are under the CRA's authority, even if some or all of the fees are collected by another department.

The information reported includes fees that:

The information covers fees set by:

For fees set by the following mechanism, the report provides totals only:

For fees set by act, regulation or fees notice, the report provides totals for fee groupings, as well as detailed information for each individual fee.

Although the fees charged by the CRA under the Access to Information ActFootnote iii are subject to the Service Fees Act, they are not included in this report. Information on the CRA's access to information fees for fiscal year 2018 to 2019 can be found in our access to information report, which is posted on CRA's Annual Reports to Parliament on the Administration of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy ActFootnote iv.

Remissions

A remission is a partial or full return of a fee to a fee payer who paid for a service for which a department deemed that the service standard was not met.

Under the Service Fees Act, departments must develop policies for determining whether a service standard has been met and for determining how much of a fee will be remitted to a fee payer. This requirement does not take effect until April 1, 2020. This report therefore includes only those remissions issued under the CRA's enabling legislation. It does not include remissions issued under the Service Fees Act.

Overall totals, by fee type

The following table presents the total revenue, cost and remissions for all fees that the CRA had the authority to charge in fiscal year 2018 to 2019, by fee type.

Overall totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019, by fee type
Fee type Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
Table 1 Note *

The figures presented are the Agency's totals for services provided on a cost-recovery basis to clients external to the federal government, including provinces, territories, crown corporations and private entities. These services are provided using non-legally binding arrangements, such as memoranda of understanding.

Return to table 1 note * referrer

Fees set by contract table 1 note * 145,397,184 145,397,184 Remissions do not apply to fees set by contract.
Fees set by market base, auction or both N/A N/A Remissions do not apply to fees set by market base, auction or both.
Fees set by act, regulation or fees notice 1,031,089
3,148,464 0
Total 146,428,273 148,545,648 0

Totals for fees set by act, regulation or fees notice, by fee grouping

The following tables present, for each fee grouping, the total revenue, cost and remissions for all fees that the CRA had the authority to charge in fiscal year 2018 to 2019 that are set by any of the following:

A fee grouping is a grouping of all of the fees that a department has the authority to charge for activities relating to a single business line, directorate or program.

Fee grouping – Advance income tax rulings: totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
970,771 3,020,145 0
Fee grouping – Taxation statistical analyses and data processing services: totals for fiscal year 2018 to 2019
Revenue ($) Cost ($) Remissions ($)
60,318 128,319 0

Details on each fee set by act, regulation or fees notice

This section provides detailed information on each fee that the CRA had the authority to charge in fiscal year 2018 to 2019 and that was set by any of the following:


Fee grouping

Advance income tax rulings

Fee

Advance income tax ruling fee

Year introduced

1970

Last year fee-setting authority was amended

2000

Fee type

Service

Fee amount ($)

100 per hour for each of the first 10 hours or part of an hour and 155 per hour for each subsequent hour or part of an hour

Total fee revenue ($)

970,771

Adjustment type

Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index)

Adjustment rate (% or formula)

2

2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

104.24 per hour for each of the first 10 hours or part of an hour and 161.57 per hour for each subsequent hour or part of an hour

Future fee-adjusted amount ($)

Not applicable

Adjustment date

April 1, 2020

Fee-adjustment authority

Service Fees Act

Service standard

The service standard target is to issue 85% of advance income tax rulings within 90 business days of receipt of all essential information from the client.

Performance result

During 2018 to 2019, 90% of advance income tax rulings were issued within 90 days of receipt of all essential information from the client.


 


Fee grouping

Taxation statistical analyses and data processing services

Fee

Taxation statistical analyses and data processing services fees

Year introduced

1992

Last year fee-setting authority was amended

Not applicable

Fee type

Service

Fee amount ($)

Based on various rates Table 2 note 1 

Total fee revenue ($)

60,318

Adjustment type

Section 17 of the Service Fees Act (Consumer Price Index)

Adjustment rate (% or formula)

2

2020 to 2021 fee amount ($)

Based on various rates 2Table 2 note 2 

Future fee-adjusted amount ($)

Not applicable

Adjustment date

April 1, 2020

Fee-adjustment authority

Service Fees Act

Service standard

Provide statistical data to taxpayers within an average of 30 calendar days of receipt of all essential information.

Performance result

Statistical data was provided within an average of 6 days upon receiving the essential information from the external clients. The CRA is currently reviewing this service standard.

Table 2 Note 1

Due to technological advances, several of the rates in the original fees order are no longer relevant. Rates charged for 2018-19 are as follows:

  1. Computer analyses and programming services: $51.45 per hour
  2. Customized statistical analyses and output services:
    1. ES 05: $62.65 per hour
    2. ES 04: $56.65 per hour 
    3. ES 03: $49.10 per hour
    4. ES 02: $41.70 per hour
    5. ES 01: $37.05 per hour
    6. AS 02: $40.95 per hour

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2020-21 fee amounts reflect application of the all-items Consumer Price Index rate for Canada, April 2019 (2%). Rates to be charged for 2020-21 are as follows:

  1. Computer analyses and programming services: $53.63 per hour
  2. Customized statistical analyses and output services:
    1. ES 05: $65.31 per hour
    2. ES 04: $59.06 per hour
    3. ES 03: $51.18 per hour
    4. ES 02: $43.47 per hour
    5. ES 01: $38.63 per hour
    6. AS 02: $42.69 per hour

Return to Table 2 note 2 referrer

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