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Federal Budget Bill #1 Substantively Enacted 

Canadian Tax Adviser

 

April 30, 2013

 

Finance released Bill C-60 (Budget Bill #1) on April 29, 2013 to implement certain measures announced in the 2013 federal budget. The bill contains 116 pages of legislation. As we expected, clauses 1-61 contained in Parts 1&2 (pages 1-43) appear to contain the same legislation as the Notice of Ways and Means Motion released on April 22, 2013, including the change in the taxation of non-eligible dividends for 2014, the extension of the Class 29 CCA rate for M&P equipment, GST changes, and the administrative changes to the judicial process for the CRA to obtain an unnamed persons requirement.

Bill C-60 also includes changes relating to customs tariffs (see Part 3) as well as amendments to various other Acts.

What's not in the bill
The bill does not contain some other tax changes from the 2013 federal budget such as the life insurance changes, trust and corporate tax loss trading, the mining tax changes, thin capitalization, character conversion transactions, synthetic dispositions, or restricted farm loss changes.

Bill C-60 received first reading on April 29, 2013, so the tax measures contained therein are considered substantively enacted for accounting purposes as of this date.

For details of the 2013 federal budget, see TaxNewsFlash-Canada 2013-10, "2013 Federal Budget Highlights".

 

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