Archived – Details on transfer payment programs of $5 million or more—2016–17 Report on Plans and Priorities

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General information

Name of transfer payment program

Payments in Lieu of Taxes

Start date

1950

End date

Ongoing

Type of transfer payment

Payments in Lieu of Taxes

Type of appropriation

There is a statutory authority for payments in lieu of taxes and the name of the authority is the following: 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 fiscal year 2000–01.

Strategic outcome

High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions.

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Description

This sub-program administers the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program 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, to recognize the services they provide federal property located in their jurisdictions.

For more information visit the Payments in Lieu of Taxes website.

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

2009–10

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. Taxing authorities continue to need the payments made through PILT to help cover the costs of local government and 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

2016–17

General targeted recipient groups

Taxing authorities

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Not applicable

Planning information (in dollars)
Type of transfer payment 2015–16 Forecast spending Planned spending
2016–17 2017–18 2018–19
Payments to Municipalities and Other Taxing Authorities 455,663,604 583,575,839 595,247,356 607,152,303
Recoveries from Custodian Departments (455,663,604) (583,575,839) (595,247,356) (607,152,303)
Total transfer payments 0 0 0 0

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