Buffet, circa end of 18th century, by Francois Baillarge,
Canadian Museum of History [2018.61.1, IMG2019-0235-0121-Dp1]

The certification of cultural property is a process administered by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB), through which cultural property of outstanding significance is certified for tax purposes. The certification process encourages the transfer of outstanding examples of Canada's artistic, historic, and scientific heritage from private hands to public collections.

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Who can apply

Designated institutions or public authorities may apply for certification of cultural property on behalf of the donor or vendor. These organizations meet the necessary standards to preserve cultural property and make it accessible to the public. An institution or public authority must be designated under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act at the time of disposition and at the time that an application for certification is submitted to CCPERB. For more information about designated institutions, please visit the Department of Canadian Heritage Movable Cultural Property Program.

Deadlines

CCPERB Deadline Extended: The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB) is working closely with federal organizations in order to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

New applications, supplementary information, or requests for redetermination are all subject to the same deadlines.

Applications received by the deadline date typically will be reviewed at the subsequent CCPERB meeting, unless supplementary information or additional processing is required. Applicants will be notified in the event of any delays.

2020

10 January

January Application Deadline

Application deadline:
January 10, 2020

CCPERB Meeting:
Cancelled

Notice of Decision:
Postponed

8 April

April Application Deadline

Application deadline:
Postponed

CCPERB Meeting:
June 10 - 12, 2020

Notice of Decision:
August 7, 2020

10 July

July Application Deadline

Application deadline:
July 10, 2020

CCPERB Meeting:
September 9 - 11, 2020

Notice of Decision:
November 9, 2020

04 October

October Application Deadline

Application deadline:
October 4, 2020

CCPERB Meeting:
December 9 - 11, 2020

Notice of Decision:
February 1, 2021

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2021

08 January

January Application Deadline

Application deadline:
January 8, 2021

CCPERB Meeting:
March 23-26, 2021

Notice of Decision:
May 7, 2021

09 April

April Application Deadline

Application deadline:
April 9, 2021

CCPERB Meeting:
June 9-11, 2021

Notice of Decision:
August 6, 2021

09 July

July Application Deadline

Application deadline:
July 9, 2021

CCPERB Meeting:
September 8-10, 2021

Notice of Decision:
November 8, 2021

01 October

October Application Deadline

Application deadline:
October 1, 2021

CCPERB Meeting:
December 8-10, 2021

Notice of Decision:
January 31, 2022

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Spa [Blue Bays and Windows], 2001, by Lynne Cohen,
Canadian Centre for Architecture, © Estate of Lynne Cohen

Decisions

CCPERB may approve or refuse an application for certification, or place an application on hold.

If CCPERB determines that the cultural property meets the requirement of outstanding significance set out in the Cultural Property Import and Export Act, the application is approved and a Cultural Property Income Tax Certificate will be issued to the donor or vendor based on a determination of the object’s fair market value.

If CCPERB concludes that a property does not meet the requirement of outstanding significance, the application will be refused.

If CCPERB requires additional information from the applicant in order to make a determination, an application may be put on hold. If the requested information is not received within two years of the request, the application will be closed.

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