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Remaining 2012 Federal Budget Measures Now Enacted - by Michelle Thornton 

Canadian Tax Adviser


December 18, 2012


Michelle Thornton
Toronto, National Tax Centre


Bill C-45, which implements most of the remaining 2012 federal budget measures, received Royal Assent on December 14, 2012, and is now considered enacted for purposes of U.S. GAAP. The bill includes, among other things, measures to change the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program, amend the thin capitalization rules, and introduce the foreign affiliate dumping rules and section 88 bump denial limits for partnerships.

The tax measures contained in Bill C-45 were considered substantively enacted for IFRS and ASPE purposes on October 18, 2012, when the bill received first reading in the House of Commons (as Canada has a majority federal government).


For further details about these 2012 federal budget tax measures, see TaxNewsFlash-Canada 2012-39, "Tax Accounting Update — Finance Clears the Slate".


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