Subsection 99(1) - Fiscal period of terminated partnership
MacDonellv. MNR, 54 DTC 14 (ITAB)
The withdrawal by the taxpayer from a firm of chartered accountants did not lead to any change in the partnership's fiscal period in light inter alia of a provision in the partnership agreement which provided that "the death or retirement of any partner shall not dissolve the partnership as between the remaining partners". Accordingly, the taxpayer was unable to take advantage of the relieving provisions of s. 34A of the 1948 Act.
A sale of assets by a limited partnership before a cessation of its operations resulted in a terminal loss. Before addressing an at-risk amount question, CRA stated:
[P]aragraph 98(1)(a)… generally provides that…the partnership is deemed not to have ceased to exist and a partner is deemed not to have ceased to be a partner until such time as all the partnership property and any property substituted therefor has been distributed to the persons entitled by law to receive it. Nevertheless, unless an election is made under subsection 99(2) of the Act, subsection 99(1)...provides that a fiscal period of a partnership is considered to end immediately before the time that is immediately before the time the partnership ceased to exist. Subsequently, on the distribution of the partnership property there will be another fiscal period end.
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Subsection 99(2) - Fiscal period of terminated partnership for individual member
Darke v. MNR, 76 DTC 6468,  CTC 734 (FCTD)
Sweet, D.J. stated, obiter, that "the end of the term of a partnership and the completion of the winding up of its affairs may not necessarily be concurrent."