On March 6, 2015, CRA released Income Tax Folio S3-F6-C1: Interest Deductibility which replaces Interpretation Bulletin IT-533. The Folio notes that three criteria must be met for an amount to be considered interest, as follows:

Various other issues are also discussed.

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    • calculated on a day-to-day accrual basis;
    • calculated on a principal sum; and,
    • compensation for the use of the principal sum