Remission Orders

If you have exhausted all available avenues within applicable legislation, and you still believe the tax authorities are treating you unfairly, there is one last option available to you.

Subsection 23(2) of the Financial Administration Act R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11 gives the government the authority to grant remission orders.

Subsection 23(2) provides as follows (emphasis added):

The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the appropriate Minister, remit any tax or penalty, including any interest paid or payable thereon, where the Governor in Council considers that the collection of the tax or the enforcement of the penalty is unreasonable or unjust or that it is otherwise in the public interest to remit the tax or penalty.

If you are interested in seeking a remission order please give us a call or contact us via our website to see if we can help.


This posting provides information of a general nature only.  It does not provide legal advice nor can it or should it be relied upon. All taxation situations are specific to their facts and will differ from the situations in the articles and postings. If you have specific legal questions you should consult with a lawyer.