As mentioned in Part 1, Budget 2018 proposes to require certain trusts to provide additional information on an annual basis and this includes an obligation to file a T3 return annually. If the new reporting requirement applies to a trust, the trust will also be required to report the identity of all trustees, beneficiaries and settlors of the trust as well as the identity of each person who has the ability to exert control over trustee decisions regarding the appointment of income or capital of the trust. Budget 2018 has committed a funding of $79 million over a five year period...
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In Budget 2018, the Government acknowledged that some taxpayers have used trusts in complex arrangements to prevent the appropriate authorities from acquiring sufficient information to determine the taxpayer’s tax liabilities. Generally, a trust that does not earn any income or make distributions in a year is not required to file an annual return of income (T3). A trust is required to file a T3 return when the trust has tax payable or if it distributes all or part of its income or capital to its beneficiaries. In addition to this, even if the trust annually files a return, there is no...
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Here are the rest of the Personal Income Tax Measures included in Budget 2018.Registered Disability Savings Plan and Qualifying Plan Holders: There is a temporary federal measure that exists to allow a qualifying family member to be a plan holder of the individual’s RDSP if the individual’s capacity to enter into a contract is in doubt and if the individual does not have a legal representative in place. This measure expires at the end of 2018. Budget 2018 proposes to extend this temporary measure by five years, to the end of 2023.Child Benefits: In Budget 2016, the Government announced that foreign-born...
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Last week, we looked at the Business Income Tax Measures proposed in Budget 2018. This week, we’ll focus on the Personal Income Tax Measures starting with the proposals on the Working Income Tax Benefit and the Medical Expense Tax Credit. Enhancement of the Canada Workers Benefit: The Working Income Tax Benefit is a refundable tax credit that supplements the earnings of low-income workers. Budget 2018 proposes to rename the program to the Canada Workers Benefit. Also, Budget 2018 proposes that for 2019, the amount of the benefit be equal to 26% of each dollar of earned income in excess of $3,000...
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On this blog, we will focus on Budget 2018’s proposal with regards to the Refundable Dividend Tax on Hand or RDTOH. Refundable Dividend Tax on Hand or RDTOH: Budget 2018 proposes that a refund of RDTOH be available only in cases where a private corporation pays non-eligible dividends. An exception will be provided in respect of RDTOH that arises from eligible portfolio dividends received by a corporation, in which case the corporation will still be able to obtain a refund of that RDTOH upon payment of eligible dividends. With regards to RDTOH Recapture – Connected Corporations: Currently, if a corporation obtains...
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On February 27, 2018, the Federal Government announced details of Budget 2018. Here are the Business Income Tax Measures proposed in this Budget, starting with the business limit reduction on passive investment income. Small Business Deduction - Business Limit Reduction on Passive Investment Income: Canadian controlled private corporations or CCPCs can avail of the lower tax rate on the first $500,000 (which is the federal business limit) of active business income. When retained earnings taxed at the small business rate are used to invest passively rather than in the active business, significant tax deferral advantages can be realized. Budget 2018 proposes...
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Last January 26th, 2018, the Department of Finance ended its public consultations for Budget 2018. During the public consultations, all Canadians were invited to provide their ideas and suggestions on how the Government can go about setting up the budget for the benefit of all Canadian families and individuals. This annual pre-budget consultations, according to the Department of Finance, reached more than 1.5 million Canadians and nearly 38,000 submissions and ideas were received. On February 13th, the Department of Finance, through Minister Morneau, announced in the House of Commons that the Government will table its federal budget on February 27, 2018.In...
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Here are the Federal Tax Rates for 2018: - 15% on the first $46,605 of taxable income,- 20.5% on the next $46,603 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over $46,605 up to $93,208),- 26% on the next $51,281 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over $93,208 up to $144,489),- 29% on the next $61,353 of taxable income (on the portion of taxable income over $144,489 up to $205,842),- 33% of taxable income over $205,842. You can also find these rates on Schedule 1 of your income tax return. You will find the provincial or territorial...
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In early November of 2017, the Finance Minister announced the launch of the Government of Canada’s consultations for Budget 2018. The budget consultations allowed Canadians to provide their ideas and suggestions on how the Government can go about setting up Budget 2018 to benefit all Canadian families, communities and the country. There are a number of ways that Canadians who want to share their ideas with the Government which includes in-person and digital events with the Minister of Finance and Parliamentary Secretary Joel Lightbound, events with other Parliamentarians, and online through the budget 2018 website (www.budget.gc.ca/pbc18).In a statement published on January...
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There are a number of changes that have taken place when we rang in the new year a few days ago in terms of taxes, laws and wages. Here are some of the most significant changes:- Starting 2018, the small business tax rate dropped from 10.5% to 10%.- EI premiums have slightly increased by about $6 in new costs for the average worker and $13 per employee for the average employer.- 2018 marks the return of the sponsorship program after closing down due to backlogs.- Ontario's minimum hourly wage increase took effect last January 1, 2018 from $11.60 to $14.- Alberta's...
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