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Small business tax changes, one year later

On July 18, 2017, the Canadian government released a consultation paper targeting “unfair tax advantages” available to small business owners, including income splitting with family members. Though the proposals were far-reaching and complex, the feds gave taxpayers a scant 75 days to comment. What they received was a wave of overwhelmingly negative reaction from the small business sector and various tax groups. In the months afterward, and again in Budget 2018, the feds revised some proposals, and retreated completely from others. One year later, with the final proposals now law, small businesses are just getting their bearings.

Here are the highlights from Investment Executive’s coverage of the small business tax changes over the last 12 months:

July 18, 2018

Time is now for advisors to give guidance on proposed tax changes

With the release of the federal government’s proposed tax changes affecting private corporations, business-owner clients will need to take steps to mitigate the potential impact

  • July 24, 2017 July 17, 2018
  • 05:00

Feds propose closing tax loopholes for wealthy Canadians

Finance Canada releases paper that addresses the use of tax planning with private corporations

  • July 18, 2017 July 17, 2018
  • 13:20