Section 142.2

Subsection 142.2(1) - Definitions

Excluded Property

Administrative Policy

14 November 2013 Internal T.I. 2013-0505111I7 - Mark-to-market property

overview of excluded property

Generally, the following property is excluded property:

  • a share of a corporation in which the financial institution has a significant interest at any time in the year;
  • a property that is, at all times in the year at which the financial institution held the property, a prescribed payment card corporation share of the financial institution;
  • a property that is, at all times in the year at which an investment dealer held the property, a prescribed securities exchange investment of the investment dealer;
  • a share of a corporation held at any time in the year by a financial institution where, within the 24-month period hat begins immediately after the end of the year, control of the corporation is acquired by the financial institution (alone or together with persons related to the financial institution) and the financial institution elects to treat the share as not being mark-to-market property; or
  • a prescribed property (see section 9002 of the Income Tax Regulations).
Locations of other summaries Wordcount
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 142.2 - Subsection 142.2(1) - Tracking Property overview/purpose of tracking property 143
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 142.3 - Subsection 142.3(1) overview of specified debt obligation rules 95

Fair Value Property

Administrative Policy

6 January 2011 External T.I. 2009-0328781E5 - Tracking Property

The determination of whether a property is fair value property "must be made in accordance with Canadian GAAP (which includes IFRS as applicable) applied on a non-consolidated basis, not on some other basis."

Locations of other summaries Wordcount
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 142.2 - Subsection 142.2(1) - Tracking Property correlation sufficient/warrants included 175

Financial Institution

Administrative Policy

2 May 1995 T.I. 951062 (File & - 951174 (C.T.O. "New Trust Seed Money from Financial Institution")

A new trust that is established with "seed money" contributed by a manager or sponsor that is a financial institution will itself be a financial institution until the time that investors purchase units in the trust, thereby reducing the interest of the manager or sponsor below the 50% threshold.

Tracking Property

Administrative Policy

14 November 2013 Internal T.I. 2013-0505111I7 - Mark-to-market property

overview/purpose of tracking property

Generally, a "tracking property" is defined in subsection 142.2(1) of the Act as a property the FMV of which is determined primarily by reference to specified criteria in respect of another property that, if owned by the taxpayer, would constitute a mark-to-market property. The specified criteria include the FMV of the tracked property, the profits or gains from the disposition of the tracked property, the revenue, income or cash flow from the tracked property, or any other similar criteria in respect of the tracked property. Basically, the tracking property rules provide for a "look through" to determine whether the tracked property, if held directly by the taxpayer, would be mark-to-market property. Note that the tracking property definition was added and other amendments to the mark-to-market property rules were made to better align the tax rules with accounting changes that came into effect on October 1, 2006.

Locations of other summaries Wordcount
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 142.2 - Subsection 142.2(1) - Excluded Property overview of excluded property 157
Tax Topics - Income Tax Act - Section 142.3 - Subsection 142.3(1) overview of specified debt obligation rules 95

6 January 2011 External T.I. 2009-0328781E5 - Tracking Property

correlation sufficient/warrants included

The tracking property rules are anti-avoidance provisions which should be interpreted broadly. Therefore, there need not be a direct mechanism linking the value of a property to a particular tracked property, as long as the two are correlated in some way.

If the particular tracked property is corporate shares, it is necessary to determine whether the taxpayer would have a significant interest in the corporation if it held the shares directly:

[I]t is our view that the taxpayer's percentage interest in the tracking property must be applied to the tracked property to determine the percentage that would be held by the taxpayer.

[A] property does not have to meet the requirements of the definition of tracking property at the time of its disposition in order to be a mark-to-market property for the year as long as it was a tracking property and a fair value property at some point in the year, and not an excluded property at any time in the year.

Under the above interpretations, a warrant is generally considered tracking property.