Ministry of Finance

The applicant requested the combined amount of taxes remitted in 2012 under the Insurance Premium Tax Act by insurance companies that provide title insurance in British Columbia. The Ministry of Finance withheld the information on the basis that it would disclose information that was obtained on a tax return or gathered for the purpose of determining tax liability or collecting tax (s. 21(2) of FIPPA). The adjudicator found that disclosure of the requested information is not prohibited by s. 21(2) of FIPPA and ordered the Ministry to disclose it.

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