Proposed Corporate Tax Changes

Government’s new proposals will change the way corporations are taxed. How will this affect you?

Are you a business owner?

If your business is incorporated, then you could be facing a larger tax bill and big compliance costs from the government’s new proposals to change the way corporations are taxed.

Here are three things you need to know about the tax changes proposed by the federal government:

  1. Do you employ family members? The government wants to scrutinize their compensation to apply a much higher tax rate on income they consider “unreasonable”.
  2. Do you invest the profits from your business? The federal government is proposing to tax that income at an effective rate of 70%.
  3. Do you want to pass your business on to your children? Tough new rules make it difficult for younger kids to get the capital gains exemption. They could be double-taxed.

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are the engine of the Canadian economy – estimates range from 85 to 90% of all businesses in Canada are SMEs.

The chamber network across Canada is using its collective voice on this issue; your voice as a business person needs to be heard as part of this initiative.

Send a message to your MP today!  Government needs to know that this tax reform will harm businesses of all sizes.

A template letter is available here for you to personalize as required.

Hon. Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament, Thunder Bay-Superior North
Email: Patty.Hajdu.C1@parl.gc.ca

Don Rusnak, Member of Parliament, Thunder Bay-Rainy River
Email: Don.Rusnak.C1@parl.gc.ca

To Help You Learn More About The Impacts To You, The Chamber Will Be Hosting An Information Session With Diane Zimmerman Of Grant Thornton:

Wednesday, September 13th
7:30am – 8:30am
TownePlace Suites, 550 Harbour Expressway

Presentation sponsored by:

This is a Federal Issue.
Our local Members of Parliament:

Thunder Bay – Rainy River
Marcus Powlowski, MP

Thunder Bay – Superior North
Patty Hajdu, MP

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