Authority codes list as per the Government-wide Chart of Accounts The primary purpose of the authority codes is to identify expenditure transactions for accountability and reporting in the Public Accounts of Canada according to the specific votes and other authorities in the Estimates, other authorities included in specific statutes; and in addition, to identify the nature of revenue, by tax and non-tax revenue. Other authority codes (non-appropriated authorities) are also established by central agencies to facilitate the identification of various accounting transactions that do not require the use of appropriations. An appropriation is an authority of Parliament to pay money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) and as such, provides parliamentarians with control over most expenditures of the government. As a general rule, transactions are recorded against an appropriation on an expenditure basis; however, there are certain expenditures that are not charged to an appropriation until a payment is required. The authority code identify expenditures transactions as follows: Statutory expenditures Statutory expenditures are those that Parliament has approved through legislation (other than Appropriations Act) that set out the purpose of the expenditures and the terms and conditions under which they may be made. Non-statutory expenditures are those that Parliament approves annually through an Appropriation Act. Once approved the vote wording and the expenditure authority attributable to each vote become the governing conditions under which these expenditures may be made. Non-appropriated transactions Non-appropriated authority codes identify accounting transactions that do not require the use of appropriations (i.e., expenditure or revenue are already recognized [e.g., amortization expense or the receipt of revenue credited to vote] or expenditure is not charged to appropriations until the payment is required [e.g., severance pay]). 2017-04-05 2019-02-14 Public Services and Procurement Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca Government and PoliticsReceiver GeneralChart of accountsGWCOAGovernment-wide Chart of AccountsCOAfinancial codingAuthority codesAUTHAUTlist of authoritieslist ofauthority codesauthority 2018 - Authority CodesCSV http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/auto-auth-1718-eng.csv 2018 - Authority CodesCSV http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/auto-auth-1718-fra.csv 2017 - Authority Codes CSV http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/auto-auth-1617-eng.csv 2017 - Authority Codes CSV http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/auto-auth-1617-fra.csv 2016 - Authority Codes CSV http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/auto-auth-1516-eng.csv 2016 - Authority Codes CSV http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/auto-auth-1516-fra.csv Data Dictionary XML http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/pce-coa-dd.xml Supporting Documentation HTML http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/soutien-support-eng.html Supporting Documentation HTML http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/soutien-support-fra.html 2019 - Authority CodesCSV http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/auto-auth-1819-eng.csv 2019 - Authority CodesCSV http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/auto-auth-1819-fra.csv 2020 - Authority CodesCSV http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/auto-auth-1920-eng.csv 2020 - Authority CodesCSV http://donnees-data.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ba1/auto-auth/auto-auth-1920-fra.csv

Authority codes list as per the Government-wide Chart of Accounts

The primary purpose of the authority codes is to identify expenditure transactions for accountability and reporting in the Public Accounts of Canada according to the specific votes and other authorities in the Estimates, other authorities included in specific statutes; and in addition, to identify the nature of revenue, by tax and non-tax revenue. Other authority codes (non-appropriated authorities) are also established by central agencies to facilitate the identification of various accounting transactions that do not require the use of appropriations. An appropriation is an authority of Parliament to pay money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) and as such, provides parliamentarians with control over most expenditures of the government. As a general rule, transactions are recorded against an appropriation on an expenditure basis; however, there are certain expenditures that are not charged to an appropriation until a payment is required. The authority code identify expenditures transactions as follows: Statutory expenditures Statutory expenditures are those that Parliament has approved through legislation (other than Appropriations Act) that set out the purpose of the expenditures and the terms and conditions under which they may be made. Non-statutory expenditures are those that Parliament approves annually through an Appropriation Act. Once approved the vote wording and the expenditure authority attributable to each vote become the governing conditions under which these expenditures may be made. Non-appropriated transactions Non-appropriated authority codes identify accounting transactions that do not require the use of appropriations (i.e., expenditure or revenue are already recognized [e.g., amortization expense or the receipt of revenue credited to vote] or expenditure is not charged to appropriations until the payment is required [e.g., severance pay]).

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2018 - Authority Codes Dataset CSV English Access
2018 - Authority Codes Dataset CSV French Access
2017 - Authority Codes Dataset CSV English Access
2017 - Authority Codes Dataset CSV French Access
2016 - Authority Codes Dataset CSV English Access
2016 - Authority Codes Dataset CSV French Access
Data Dictionary Guide XML English
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Supporting Documentation Guide HTML English Access
Supporting Documentation Guide HTML French Access
2019 - Authority Codes Dataset CSV English Access
2019 - Authority Codes Dataset CSV French Access
2020 - Authority Codes Dataset CSV English Access
2020 - Authority Codes Dataset CSV French Access