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Government announces revision to tax reform and lowers small business tax rate

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce welcomes the government’s plans to revise its proposed tax reforms and to reduce the small business tax rate as a result of the comments and concerns expressed through the #ProtectGrowth campaign and in consultations, but remains vigilant as to the details and applications of the measures.

Read our press release here.

Use our template press release to react to the announcement here.

Use the key messaging document concerning the revisions here.


The government's proposed tax changes will affect all private business owners

The government has proposed the most significant tax changes we've seen in 45 years. These tax changes will affect all private business owners, regardless of their level of income, size of business or conformity with fiscal rules.

Our asks

We want the government to rethink its proposed tax changes to protect the growth of small businesses across Canada.

We want the government to launch meaningful consultations with the business community to review tax policy without unfairly targeting independent businesses.

We want the government to consider a comprehensive review of the Canadian tax system with a view towards fairness and simplification for all taxpayers and increasing the competitiveness of all businesses.


Toolkit for chambers of commerce


To help businesses have their voices heard we have created a number of pieces our member chambers of commerce can share with their members.


News and advocacy items from Canadian Chamber

New! Update from Canadian Chamber on tax changes. (November 27)

Letter from Neil Ellis, MP to Bay of Quinte small business owners re consultations into the taxation of private corporations (November 9)

Letter to members of the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance re continuing with hearings across Canada re the proposed changes to the taxation of private corporations (October 23)

News Release: End of Consultations Does Not Mean End of Debate on Tax Reform: Canadian Chamber (October 3)

Voting results of the Conservative motion to extend the tax consultation period (October 3)

Submission to Finance Canada (October 2)

Letter to Minister Morneau re tax proposals and questions asked of the Minister by AGM delegates (September 28)

News Release: Growing coalition confirms tax proposals will affect middle-class business owners (September 27)

Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness letter to Minister Morneau (September 26)

Resolution: Stop the Harmful Tax Changes on Private Corporations (September 24)

Policy Brief: Taxation Proposals from Finance (September 15)

News Release: Business groups unite, call on Ottawa to drop federal tax changes (August 31)

Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness letter on proposed tax proposals (August 30)

Blog: Are you a business owner? Your MP needs to hear from you (August 25)

5 Minutes for Business: Hammering Business – Finance Canada’s New Crackdown (August 22)

Policy Alert: Finance Canada Is Considering Major Changes to How Corporations Are Taxed (July 31)


News and advocacy items from Chamber network


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