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Manitoba released its 2018-19 budget on March 12th and CFIB was on-hand to find out what impact it will have on your business. You told us that you wanted tax relief, steps to reduce the provincial deficit and return to balanced budgets by no later than 2022, and continued work to reduce red tape.
While the budget makes progress in some areas, CFIB is very concerned with the “Made-in-Manitoba” carbon tax that starts on September 1st, 2018 and results in Manitobans facing an overall tax increase of $117 million this year. You can read CFIB’s news release, Small business welcomes tax relief in Manitoba Budget; but clarity needed to ensure new carbon tax doesn’t add to overall cost burden.
Getting back to balanced budgets:
Red tape reduction:
A costly carbon tax:
Read CFIB's list of priorities for the budget:
Balance the budget by no later than 2022, without further tax increases:
Reduce government program costs to return to sustainable spending by:
Continue ongoing efforts to reduce red tape:
CFIB will continue to fight the “Made-in-Manitoba” carbon tax and make sure that the provincial government is providing the overall tax relief your business needs.