Details on transfer payment programs of $5 million or more: 2016 to 2017 Departmental Results Report
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Name of transfer payment program
Payments in lieu of taxes (PILT)
Type of transfer payment
Payments in lieu of taxes
Type of appropriation
The PILT Program is a statutory program administered under the authority of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act.
Fiscal year for terms and conditions
The last major update of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Act was in fiscal year 2000 to 2001.
High quality, central programs and services that ensure sound stewardship on behalf of Canadians and meet the program needs of federal institutions.
Link to department's program alignment architecture
1.2 Accommodation management and real property services
- 1.2.4 Payments in lieu of taxes
This sub-program administers the 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 that recognize the services they provide federal property located in their jurisdictions.
Learn more about payments in lieu of taxes.
Local taxing authorities receive fair, equitable and predictable payments on behalf of the Government of Canada as a contribution to the cost of local government.
Comments on variances
The variance between actual spending and planned spending is due to the timing in the payment recoveries from other governmental organizations.
Audits and evaluations completed or planned
Planned: Departmental risk-based audit and evaluation 2018 to 2019
Engagement of applicants and recipients
The recipients of PILT, such as Canadian taxing authorities hosting a federal property, receive payments in a timely manner and in accordance with their due dates. Taxing authorities receive a letter with each payment providing them with the name and coordinates of the PILT regional office as well as instructions on requesting a review before the PILT dispute advisory panel if they disagree with the amount of the payment.
|Type of transfer payment||2014 to 2015 actual spending||2015 to 2016 actual spending||2016 to 2017 planned spending||2016 to 2017 total authorities available for use||2016 to 2017 actual spending (authorities used)||Variance (2016 to 2017 actual minus 2016 to 2017 planned)|
|Payments to municipalities and other taxing authorities||549,406,363||450,405,782||583,575,839||593,474,917||593,474,917||9,899,078|
|Recoveries from custodian departments||(549,406,363)||(450,405,472)||(583,575,839)||(562,019,872)||(562,019,872)||21,555,967|
|Total other types of transfer payments||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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