9. [issuance of requests] Requests for contemporaneous documentation must be issued at the stage of initial contact with the taxpayer in all audits where there are transactions (as defined in subsection 247(1) of the Income Tax Act) between a taxpayer and a non-resident person with whom the taxpayer does not deal at arm's length….
11. [by letter] Contemporaneous documentation requests must be issued by letter….
13. [APA coordination] [I]n all situations where the taxpayer already has an APA, which may or may not include a rollback period, or has made claims to request one, auditors must contact the Competent Authority Services Division before issuing the request for contemporaneous documentation to evaluate whether the request should be issued….
17. [s. 247(4)(c): "within 3 months"] Under paragraph 28(c) of the Interpretation Act, the day on which the three-month period expires will bear the same calendar day number as the specified day….
18. [ "within 3 months" examples] [W]hen a request is served on April 30, the taxpayer has until July 30 to provide the documentation, not July 31. However, if a request is served on January 31, the taxpayer has until April 30 to provide the documentation… If the request is served on November 30, the taxpayer has to provide the documentation by February 28 of the following calendar year (or February 29 in the case of a leap year).
19. [extension if holiday] When the last day to comply falls on a holiday, the taxpayer has until the next day that is not a holiday to comply, according to section 26 of the Interpretation Act. A holiday includes statutory and provincial holidays, Saturdays, and Sundays….
26. [updating responsibility] In accordance with paragraph 247(4)(b), taxpayers still have the responsibility to provide updates to contemporaneous documentation they submitted previously concerning prior audit years. If there have been no material changes, taxpayers must still respond within the three-month period stating that there have been no material changes and give the reasons that support this position.
29. [PATA] Taxpayers may choose to use the Pacific Association of Tax Administrators (PATA) Transfer Pricing Documentation Package in order to avoid the imposition of PATA member transfer pricing penalties with respect to a transaction. The documentation package provides an exhaustive list of documents that the PATA tax administrators view as necessary to provide transfer pricing penalty relief.