Ottawa, October 3, 2011
2011-091

Archived - Government Moves to Implement Its Low-Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth

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The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today tabled in the House of Commons a detailed Notice of Ways and Means Motion to implement Budget 2011 tax measures. The Notice also includes provisions referenced in Budget 2011 to implement previously announced tax measures.

“In our June 6th budget, we promised to maintain our commitment to supporting job creation, helping families and communities, investing in innovation, education and training, and preserving Canada’s fiscal advantage in order to create the right conditions for long-term economic prosperity,” said Minister Flaherty. “Today, we are taking the next step to deliver on our commitment.”

The Notice of Ways and Means Motion tabled today has benefited from the consultation process following the release, on August 16, 2011, of draft legislation to implement Budget 2011 measures. The Notice includes tax measures from Budget 2011 that:

  • improve the fairness of the system for tax-assisted retirement savings;
  • introduce a new $2,000 Family Caregiver Tax Credit amount to provide tax relief to caregivers of infirm dependent relatives;
  • make qualifying occupational, trade and professional examination fees eligible for tax relief under the Tuition Tax Credit;
  • extend to the end of 2013 the temporary accelerated capital cost allowance treatment for investment in manufacturing or processing machinery and equipment;
  • introduce rules to strengthen the tax regime for charitable donations (including the “exclusivity of purpose and function” test for registered Canadian amateur athletic associations); and
  • introduce rules to limit tax deferral opportunities for corporations with significant interests in partnerships.

More details of these and other measures can be found in the attached Notice of Ways and Means Motion and detailed explanatory notes.

For further information on Budget 2011, please visit the Budget Web site.

For further information, media may contact:

Mary Ann Dewey-Plante
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Finance
613-996-7861

Jack Aubry
Media Relations
Department of Finance
613-996-8080

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