Is your business incorporated? Are you aware of the new proposed tax changes?

Sep 30, 2017 | News

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”.
  1. Do you invest the profits from your business? The federal government is proposing to tax that income at an effective rate of 70%.
  1. 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.

We have spoken to Anthony recently and he stated he has had calls from businesses. If you wish to call or write with your concerns, do it soon. We even have a template letter you can use:…/up…/2017/08/template-letter_August-25.docx

Contact Anthony Rota, MP for Nipissing-Timiskaming
North Bay office:
375 Main Street West, North Bay, ON P1B 2T9
[email protected]

SME Owners put their ♥ and soul in to their business. Families share the risk too. They do not deserve tax grabs. #SMEisMidClass  SME owners don’t have paid vacations, pension plans, benefits. If they can’t save for these, why not go work for someone else?