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Newfoundland & Labrador – Tax Policy


Municipal property tax system needs greater fairness

December 15, 2015
A new CFIB report on the municipal property tax system highlights the disproportionate tax burden faced by commercial property owners compared to residents.

CRA performance gets a “C” grade from small business

January 9, 2015
CFIB’s latest CRA report card shows that despite laudable service improvements at the CRA, small business owners are generally not aware of many of these improvements, suggesting that the agency could do a better job of getting the good word out.

CFIB writes the Minister of Finance about the Health and Post-secondary Education Tax

December 2, 2014
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) hears frequently from our members that payroll taxes are one of the biggest constraints to growing their business. Recently, CFIB wrote to Ross Wiseman, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board, asking him to consider an increase in the threshold of the Health and Post-secondary Education Tax (HAPSET).

CFIB campaigning against small business over-taxation

June 9, 2014
The tax burden on small business in Newfoundland and Labrador is increasingly untenable. Businesses pay far more in tax than residents, but get little in return – essentially subsidizing residential services.

CRA announces programs to help small businesses

January 17, 2014
CRA announced some new initiatives that are meant to help small businesses comply with CRA’s complex regulations. CFIB has been actively pushing CRA to improve its service to small business for many years with some success.

Newfoundland and Labrador lands middle-of-the-pack in ranking of provincial tax systems

October 23, 2013
Newfoundland and Labrador improved its Small Business Provincial Tax Index ranking from sixth in 2009 to fourth in 2013, but the province’s tax system still needs improvement in key areas, according to an updated report by CFIB.

CRA Call Centre Business Helpline gets C- grade from CFIB

January 23, 2013
The results of CFIB’s “mystery shopper” test of CRA’s call centre for business queries are unveiled.

Newfoundland and Labrador commercial property tax burden significant and unfair

October 9, 2012
It won't come to the surprise of any small business owner in Newfoundland and Labrador that our new report Municipal Taxation and Spending: A Small Business Perspective found that the property tax burden on Newfoundland and Labrador’s small businesses is significant and unfair. After all, they have seen their tax bills grow over the years.
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