Round Table on Tax Changes

Mary NgSeptember 27, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario. The Government of Canada is committed to changing a tax system that benefits the wealthy over the middle class, and is listening to small business owners, professionals and experts to ensure we get it right. Finance Minister Bill Morneau held a telephone town hall on Facebook Live today from Toronto as part of a cross-Canada listening tour in support of the Government’s ongoing consultations on tax advantages involving Canadian-controlled private corporations. Earlier, the Minister, along with Members of Parliament Mary Ng and Salma Zahid, held a roundtable with members of the multicultural media community. The Government is consulting with Canadians about changes that would level the playing field for the middle class by keeping high-income and wealthy individuals from using private corporations to pay lower tax rates than middle class Canadians earning much less per year. Canada has one of the lowest corporate tax rates, and the lowest small business tax rate, in the G7. These rates are designed to help Canadian businesses create middle class jobs, invest in their community and grow—and the Government wants to make sure they are being used fairly.
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“We have a tax system that encourages the wealthy to incorporate to get tax advantages over the middle class. We don’t think that’s fair. Levelling the playing field will help all Canadians, and ensure the hard work of small business owners is rewarded and that Canada’s tax system continues to help businesses small and large to expand and create jobs. In meetings like the ones today we will listen to Canadians to ensure we get it right as we take the next step in our plan to grow the economy in a way that works for the middle class.”
Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance
“It was good that everyone got a chance to hear from the Finance Minister to clear up some misconceptions about the proposed changes to the tax system. Today’s event provided a forum for feedback that will help create a tax system that works for everyone. We know that small
businesses are the backbone of our economy, and we want a system that will maintain their ability to succeed while ensuring that Canada’s wealthiest pay their fair share.”
Mary Ng, Member of Parliament, Markham-Thornhill

9月27日2017 多倫多.

加拿大政府正致力於修改現行的惠顧富裕階層而非中產階層的繳稅制度,並且傾聽小企業主、專業人士以及業內專家的意見,以確保政府做出正確的決策。

聯邦財政部長莫爾诺(Bill Morneau)今天在多倫多舉行了一個電話聽詢會,並在Facebook 上同步直播,這是全國聽詢會的一部分。聯邦政府現正就稅制改革展開全國諮詢工作,以支持政府採取行動來解決部分富人利用公司來達到避稅目的的問題。

今天稍早時候,聯邦財政部部長莫尔诺(Bill Morneau)與聯邦國會議員伍鳳儀(Mary Ng)、張海盈(Zahid Salma)聯合舉辦少數族裔媒體圓桌會議,介紹聯邦政府稅收改革相關政策並回答傳媒問題。

政府正在與所有加拿大人積極諮詢,商議一些變革,力圖避免高收入和富裕的個人利用私營公司渠道、從而令繳稅稅率比年收入低於他們的中產階層更少的現象,為中產階層提供一個平等的平台。

加拿大在所有的G7國家中擁有最低的公司稅率和小企業稅率。這些低稅率旨在幫助加拿大企業為中產階层創造工作,投資於社區与發展,政府希望確保稅率被公平使用。

Quotes引論

“我們现行的稅收制度鼓勵富人通過公司避稅,而中產階層卻沒有這樣的優勢。我們認為這不公平。調整不公平的稅率將有助於所有加拿大人,以確保小企業主的努力工作得到回報,以確保加拿大的稅率制度繼續幫助小型企業擴大和創造就業機會。像今天的聽詢會,我們傾聽民眾的意見,以確保政府的行動正確,以確保政府採取下一步計劃,實施發展經濟之路和壯大中產階級。”

——聯邦財政部部長莫爾諾

 “這是一次難得的圓桌會議,每個人有機會直接聽到財政部長的意見,以消除對稅制改革的一些誤解。今天的圓桌會議提供了一個反饋意見的平台,這將有助於創建適用於所有加拿大人公平的稅收制度。我們知道,小企業是我們經濟的支柱,我們希望這個系統能夠保持其成功運作的能力,同時確保加拿大最富有的階層支付公平的稅額。”

——萬錦康山區聯邦國會議員 伍鳳儀