Details on transfer payment programs of $5 million or more: 2017 to 2018 Departmental Plan

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General information

Name of transfer payment program

Payments in lieu of taxes (PILT)

Start date

1950

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment     

Payments in lieu of taxes

Type of appropriation

Statutory authority: Payments in lieu of taxes to municipalities and other taxing authorities

Fiscal year for terms and conditions

The last major update of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act was in 2000 to 2001

Link to department's program inventory

Description

The PILT program is administered on behalf of the Government of Canada by issuing payments to taxing authorities under the authority of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act. Local taxing authorities benefit through receipt of payments that recognize the services they provide to federal property located in their jurisdictions.

Learn more about payments in lieu of property taxes.

Expected results

Local taxing authorities receive fair, equitable and predictable payments on behalf of the Government of Canada as contribution to the cost of local government.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation

2009 to 2010

Decision following the results of last evaluation

Continuation was confirmed. The program rationale is sound and relevant and there is a continued need for the program. The administration of PILT is a mechanism that allows the federal government to share in the cost of local government and helps fulfill the federal government's objective of being a responsible property owner. The Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act continues to be the mechanism through which PILT is paid.

Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation

2017 to 2018

General targeted recipient groups

Taxing authorities including municipalities

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Not applicable

Performance information (in dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2016 to 2017 forecast spending 2017 to 2018 planned spending 2018 to 2019 planned spending 2019 to 2020 planned spending
Payments to municipalities and other taxing authorities 599,486,179 594,624,577 606,517,068 618,647,410
Recoveries from custodian departments (599,486,179) (594,624,577) (606,517,068) (618,647,410)
Total transfer payments 0 0 0 0

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