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It's Disturbing Who The BC Government Is Giving Tax Breaks To - Huffington Post Canada

Tax News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:04

Huffington Post Canada

It's Disturbing Who The BC Government Is Giving Tax Breaks To
Huffington Post Canada
In the 2008 B.C. budget, then-finance minister Carole Taylor announced that the government intended "to phase out the capital tax on financial institutions by 2010," noting that "some obstacles are holding us back from becoming a more important centre ...

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Saskatchewan will battle Alberta's appeal on beer tax rebates - CBC.ca

Tax News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:37

CBC.ca

Saskatchewan will battle Alberta's appeal on beer tax rebates
CBC.ca
The Saskatchewan government says it will vigorously defend Canadian interests in an appeal involving a beer tax in Alberta. A trade panel ruled earlier this month that Alberta is providing what amount to tax rebates to its small breweries ...
Alberta challenges ruling that says its outside of province beer tax violates trade rulesFinancial Post
Alberta Appeals Ruling That Beer Tax Violates Trade RulesTax-news.com

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'Collateral damage': Ontario farmers worry about proposed tax reform - CBC.ca

Tax News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 14:19

CBC.ca

'Collateral damage': Ontario farmers worry about proposed tax reform
CBC.ca
Ontario farmers aren't sure how the federal government's proposed tax reforms are going to affect them, and the clock is ticking on them to figure it out. Last month ... According to Statistics Canada, almost a quarter of Canadian farms are family ...

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Saskatchewan government says it's disappointed in Alberta beer tax appeal - National Post

Tax News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 13:50

Financial Post

Saskatchewan government says it's disappointed in Alberta beer tax appeal
National Post
REGINA — The Saskatchewan government says it will vigorously defend Canadian interests in an appeal involving a beer tax in Alberta. An internal trade panel ruled earlier this month that Alberta providing what amounts to beer tax rebates to its small ...
Alberta challenges ruling that says its outside of province beer tax violates trade rulesFinancial Post
Alberta Appeals Ruling That Beer Tax Violates Trade RulesTax-news.com

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Investors ignore property taxes at their peril - Business in Vancouver

Tax News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 09:02

Business in Vancouver

Investors ignore property taxes at their peril
Business in Vancouver
Many commercial real estate owners are “leaving money on the table” by not applying the same scrutiny to property taxes as they do to other expenses, according to Terry Bishop, Altus Group Ltd.'s president of property tax for Canada. A new Altus Group ...

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Canadian dollar strength buttresses the case for foreign home buyers' taxes – economist - Mortgage Broker News

Tax News - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 08:16

Mortgage Broker News

Canadian dollar strength buttresses the case for foreign home buyers' taxes – economist
Mortgage Broker News
Canadian dollar strength buttresses the case for foreign home buyers' taxes – economist The recent resurgence of the Canadian dollar is making foreign buyers' taxes in markets across the country more effective in stifling the influx of overseas real ...

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Powerball hits US$700 million: here's how Canadians can play - Globalnews.ca

Tax News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 19:43

Globalnews.ca

Powerball hits US$700 million: here's how Canadians can play
Globalnews.ca
Lottery winnings are free from income tax in Canada but the Internal Revenue Service will claim a large withholding tax. “For U.S. residents the federal tax rate for lottery winnings is 25 per cent of the gross winnings,” said Texas Lottery ...

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Conservatives prepare to 'ramp up' campaign against Morneau's tax-reform plan - National Post

Tax News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:32

National Post

Conservatives prepare to 'ramp up' campaign against Morneau's tax-reform plan
National Post
Lisa Raitt, the Conservative Party's deputy leader under Andrew Scheer, says she's been deep in discussions with doctors and small business owners over the government's tax plan, and is lining up roundtables across the country to help air concerns ...

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Alberta appeals ruling that says its beer tax violates trade rules - CBC.ca

Tax News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 14:00

CBC.ca

Alberta appeals ruling that says its beer tax violates trade rules
CBC.ca
He says in a statement that Alberta runs the most open liquor market in Canada and 18 new breweries have opened since incentives began a year ago. The trade panel, in a 2-1 decision, ruled that rebates given only to Alberta brewers discriminate against ...
Alberta digs in to fight for out-of-province beer taxEdmonton Sun
Craft beer tax: Alberta NDP to appeal ruling | Calgary HeraldCalgary Herald
Alberta challenges ruling that says its beer tax violates trade rules680 News
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Alberta challenges ruling that says its beer tax violates trade rules - News1130

Tax News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 13:21

News1130

Alberta challenges ruling that says its beer tax violates trade rules
News1130
He says in a statement that Alberta runs the most open liquor market in Canada and 18 new breweries have opened since incentives began a year ago. The trade panel, in a 2-1 decision, ruled that rebates given only to Alberta brewers discriminate against ...
Alberta digs in to fight for beer rebate programEdmonton Journal
Alberta to appeal ruling that found craft beer tax discriminatoryCalgary Herald
Alberta's job mirage: Why the province's apparent economic victory isn't what it appears to beFinancial Post

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Bye bye book tax: NL to launch review of tax system - CBC.ca

Tax News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:26

CBC.ca

Bye bye book tax: NL to launch review of tax system
CBC.ca
"Today's announcement to eliminate the provincial portion of the book tax and a review of our tax system marks a critical step in realizing that commitment. Ensuring the province's tax system is competitive, balanced and less cumbersome will help ...

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Philip Cross: Ottawa's tax proposals are hypocritical and inequitable - Financial Post

Tax News - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 07:31

Financial Post

Philip Cross: Ottawa's tax proposals are hypocritical and inequitable
Financial Post
The Department of Finance recently floated proposals to toughen up the tax code applying to small businesses in Canada, especially for professionals like doctors. It would crack down on sprinkling incomes among family members, tax the savings held ...

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Health Minister Jane Philpott urges physicians to use power, privilege to help Canada's vulnerable - The Globe and Mail

Tax News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 19:47

Toronto Star

Health Minister Jane Philpott urges physicians to use power, privilege to help Canada's vulnerable
The Globe and Mail
Gigi Osler, a Winnipeg surgeon, said that while physicians care deeply about patients, they are also concerned about making a living and angry about the impact of planned tax reforms that could be costly for doctors. Dr. Philpott said the “concerns of ...
Philpott urges doctors to help improve health of Canada's 'most vulnerable people'Toronto Star
Philpott defends controversial tax change proposal before doctorsiPolitics.ca (subscription)

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Tories fundraising off of tax changes, warn healthcare system is “under fire” - iPolitics.ca (subscription)

Tax News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 18:01

Tories fundraising off of tax changes, warn healthcare system is “under fire”
iPolitics.ca (subscription)
In the latest sign the federal Tories see the Liberals' proposed tax reforms on 'income sprinkling' as a winning issue to champion, the Conservative Party has taken to fundraising off of the plight that doctors are claiming the changes would bring about.

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Look At The Numbers: There's No Justifying A Tax Hike On Employers - Huffington Post Canada

Tax News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:08

Huffington Post Canada

Look At The Numbers: There's No Justifying A Tax Hike On Employers
Huffington Post Canada
I'm curious to know why you believe it's in Canada's best interest to discourage business and encourage socialism. It is my opinion that your discussion paper proposing changes to the taxation of small businesses completely misrepresents the facts, and ...

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What a stronger Loonie means for foreign real estate investment in Canada - BuzzBuzzNews

Tax News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:21

BuzzBuzzNews

What a stronger Loonie means for foreign real estate investment in Canada
BuzzBuzzNews
A stronger Canadian dollar makes foreign homebuyer taxes in Canada more effective, a leading economist suggests. Coupled with the Metro Vancouver and Greater Golden Horseshoe foreign-homebuyer taxes of 15 per cent, the Loonie's recent ascent could ...

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Philpott urges doctors to help improve health of Canada's 'most vulnerable people' - Toronto Star

Tax News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 13:41

Toronto Star

Philpott urges doctors to help improve health of Canada's 'most vulnerable people'
Toronto Star
Philpott says the proposed changes are about fairness, so that some doctors don't end up paying less personal income taxes than their colleagues. The incorporation tax is a hot-button issue for physicians. CMA president Dr. Granger Avery says the plan ...
Philpott defends controversial tax change proposal before doctorsiPolitics.ca (subscription)

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Opinion: Federal tax changes could lead to doctor shortages in Saskatchewan - Regina Leader-Post

Tax News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 12:11

Regina Leader-Post

Opinion: Federal tax changes could lead to doctor shortages in Saskatchewan
Regina Leader-Post
A 700 per cent tax hike on retired business owners would cut their retirement income by 33 per cent. It would, according to Jim Warren, “kill much of the entrepreneurial spirit in Canada and thousands of jobs created by small businesses.” Postmedia ...

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Canadian Firms Oppose Govt's New Tax Changes - Tax-news.com

Tax News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:14

Canadian Firms Oppose Govt's New Tax Changes
Tax-news.com
The Canadian Government's planned crackdown on tax planning strategies that involve private corporations could result in significant tax increases that negatively affect entrepreneurs, according to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP ...

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Canada's tax system is needlessly complicated - Edmonton Sun

Tax News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 08:00

Edmonton Sun

Canada's tax system is needlessly complicated
Edmonton Sun
Will no one rid us of this crazy, illogical, overwhelmingly difficult Canadian tax system? Our income tax calculations have reached absurd levels of complexity. The cost of compliance – i.e. accountant fees – has become almost as big a burden on small ...

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