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Finance Launches LSVCC Tax Credit Consultations 

Canadian Tax Adviser


May 28, 2013


Finance has launched public consultations on the tax rules governing Labour-Sponsored Venture Capital Corporations (LSVCC) as part of the upcoming phase-out of the federal LSVCC tax credit, as announced in the 2013 federal budget. Finance will accept comments on the rules until July 23, 2013.

In the 2013 federal budget, the government announced that it would phase out the LSVCC tax credit. The credit will remain at 15% for taxation years that end before 2015 and will be reduced to 10% for the 2015 taxation year and 5% for the 2016 taxation year. The credit will be eliminated for 2017 and subsequent taxation years. New federal LSVCC registrations will end, as well as the prescription of new provincially registered LSVCCs in the Income Tax Act. An LSVCC will not be federally registered if the application for registration is received on or after March 21, 2013.


Input sought
Finance is asking for public input on potential changes to rules related to investment requirements, wind-ups, redemptions and other rules to be considered in preparing draft legislation to phase out the LSVCC tax credit.


Finance states that the draft legislation will be released for public comment at a later date.


For more information, contact your KPMG adviser.



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