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Press release

20 Feb 2018 Ottawa, CA

What will the federal budget mean for Canadian businesses?

With the next federal election just twenty months away and only one more budget remaining before then, the 27 February 2018 federal budget announcement is expected to address ongoing government priorities and tie-up loose ends. What will Canadian businesses likely see? EY Canada leaders anticipate matters of private company tax reform, investment in innovation, attention to gender equality and a potential response to US tax reform or conflict between provinces to come into focus.

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EY sources available for budget insights and commentary

With the next federal election just twenty months away and only one more budget remaining before then, the 27 February 2018 federal budget announcement is expected to address ongoing government priorities and tie-up loose ends. What will Canadian businesses likely see? EY Canada leaders anticipate matters of private company tax reform, investment in innovation, attention to gender equality and a potential response to US tax reform or conflict between provinces to come into focus.

Our seasoned business and tax professionals are available to offer insights across industries and regions on budget day and shortly after.

Federal budget topics for discussion may include:

  • Further details on private corporation tax planning reforms
    • Passive investment income tax changes
  • SR&ED tax incentives or spending
  • Changes in the taxation of capital gains
  • Investment in green or environmental innovations
  • Policy to encourage gender equality
  • Further details on the Indigenous Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework
  • Response to US tax reform impact
  • Trade policy update in light of stalled NAFTA negotiations
  • Interprovincial trade measures
  • Infrastructure spending across Canada
  • Update on OECD BEPS international aggressive tax planning measures
  • Further details on cannabis legalization

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