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B.C.'s Corporate Rate Increase Still Not Substantively Enacted 

Canadian Tax Adviser


May 28, 2013


Mike Brawn
Vancouver, Canadian Corporate Tax


Although British Columbia has re-elected a majority Liberal government, the proposed general corporate tax rate increase to 11% (from 10%) announced in the Liberal's 2013 pre-election budget is still not considered substantively enacted for accounting purposes. This is because budget Bill 9, which includes the rate increase, was not passed into law and officially died on the order paper when B.C.'s election campaign began this past April.

The proposed increase to the general corporate tax rate will have to be reintroduced in a new bill in B.C's legislature as well the new bill will have to receive first reading before it can be considered substantively enacted for accounting purposes.


Legislative background
British Columbia's 2013 budget, which was delivered on February 19, 2013, accelerated last year's provisional 1% increase in the B.C. general corporate tax rate to 11% (from 10%). This increase was scheduled to take effect April 1, 2013, one year earlier than previously announced. British Columbia's 2013 budget bill was not passed into law before the election.


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