Budget 2015

Investment Executive reporters and editors report the news for advisors from the 2015 federal budget in Ottawa. Stay tuned for a post-budget webinar.

April 22, 2015

Industry groups pleased with budget measures

Proposed changes to RRIFs, TFSAs find favour

  • April 22, 2015 April 22, 2015
  • 11:00

Time extended for compassionate care leave

Current period of six weeks extended to six months

  • April 21, 2015 April 21, 2015
  • 17:10

More assistance for the disabled

Two initiatives extend an RDSP deadline and offer credits for home accessibility improvements

  • April 21, 2015 April 21, 2015
  • 17:00

Ottawa to lower taxes for small businesses

Among other measures, the federal government is proposing a reduction to the small business tax rate to 9% by 2019 from 11% today

  • April 21, 2015 April 21, 2015
  • 16:50

Plans announced for new regime to prevent major bank failures

The ‘too big to fail’ measures will follow international principals

  • April 21, 2015 April 21, 2015
  • 16:45

Ottawa makes significant changes to RRIFs

New minimum withdrawal rules for RRIFS will allow retired Canadians to preserve up to 50% more capital to age 90

  • April 21, 2015 April 21, 2015
  • 16:40

More consumer protection in the Bank Act

New national strategy for financial literacy to be unveiled in coming months

  • April 21, 2015 April 21, 2015
  • 16:35

Budget pushes for better corporate governance, CCMR participation

Measures pioneered by provinces to improve cooperation backed by Ottawa

  • April 21, 2015 April 21, 2015
  • 16:30

Feds increase TFSA room

New annual limit will be $10,000, double the amount of the TFSA’s original yearly contribution

  • April 21, 2015 April 21, 2015
  • 16:25

Reporting requirements for foreign assets eased

Change brings relief for investors with relatively modest foreign property holdings

  • April 21, 2015 April 21, 2015
  • 16:20