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  • Service: Tax, Domestic Tax Services, Private Company (KPMG Enterprise) Tax Services
  • Date: 6/3/2014

Newfoundland 2014 Budget Substantively Enacted 

Canadian Tax Adviser


June 03, 2014


Bill 13, which enacts tax changes announced in the 2014 Newfoundland budget received first reading on May 26, 2014. Bill 13 includes measures that reduce the small business corporate income tax rate to 3% (from 4%) effective July 1, 2014 and increases the tax rate on eligible dividends.

Since this bill received first reading and Newfoundland has a majority government, the measures are considered substantively enacted for purposes of IFRS and ASPE as of May 26, 2014.


Corporate income tax
The budget announced that it would reduce the small business corporate income tax rate to 3% (from 4%) effective July 1, 2014.


Personal income tax
The bill decreases the eligible dividend tax credit rate to 5.4% (from 11.0%) effective July 1, 2014. This change is intended to make the effective tax rate on eligible dividends equivalent to the effective tax rate on non-eligible dividends. The bill also decreases the provincial non-eligible dividend tax credit rate to 4.1% (from 5.0%) to maintain the current level of provincial taxation on non-eligible dividends. This change is a result of the 2013 federal budget changes to the taxation of non-eligible dividends which are effective for 2014. The bill also increases the Low-Income Tax Reduction income thresholds by $1,000 for single individuals and by $2,000 for families.

TaxNewsFlash-Canada available
For more information, please see TaxNewsFlash-Canada 2014-21, "Highlights of the 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Budget", or contact your KPMG adviser.



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