SWLN47 - Surge Charge – Alberta Region (April 2015)

From: Canada Revenue Agency

May 2015

The purpose of this notice is to provide exporters of softwood lumber products under the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006 with information on a surge charge for the month of April 2015 for the region of Alberta.

The information in this notice is for reference purposes only and does not replace the Act or its regulations. Should there be any discrepancy between the information in this notice and that contained in the Act or its regulations, the legislative provisions apply. As the information in this publication may not completely address your particular situation, you may wish to refer to the Act or appropriate regulation, or call the number at the end of this document for additional information.

Pursuant to the surge mechanism described in subsection 14(1) of the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006, the charge that applies to the export of softwood lumber products from a region that is not governed by an export allocation (an Option A region) is increased by 50% when exports of softwood lumber products from this region during a particular month exceed the applicable monthly trigger volume by more than 1%.

A surge charge is payable for the month of April 2015 for the region of Alberta. Exporters who have shipped softwood lumber products with an Alberta region of origin during April 2015 are required to complete and file Form B279, Softwood Lumber Products Surge Charge Return. Pursuant to section 26 of the Act, exporters are required to report and remit the surge charge owing by the end of the month following the month in which it became payable. In this instance, form B279 must be filed, and the surge charge remitted, by June 30, 2015. Interest will apply as of that date.

For more detailed information on the surge charge, refer to Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Notice SWLN6, Calculating and Reporting the Surge Charge.

Further information

All technical publications on the softwood lumber products export charge are available on the CRA website at www.cra.gc.ca/softwood.

For questions about filing a surge charge return or making a payment, please call 1-800-935-0313.

For technical enquiries about the Softwood Lumber Products Export Charge Act, 2006, please call 1-866-330-3304.

Information on export volumes and export permits may be found on the website of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development at www.softwoodlumber.gc.ca.

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