Independent Contractors unfairly targeted by proposed tax changes.
October 2nd, 2017 marked the closing of the Federal Government's consultation period on changes to small business taxation. Between the challenges posed by Bill 148 in Ontario (in second reading), and the Federal consultation period, it has been unusually active summer on legislative issues that post a threat to the prosperity and operations of so many APCC members.
What are we doing
We are extremely disappointed and very concerned that the Government of Canada, the Department of Finance and the Liberal Party of Canada have characterized our members who choose to conduct business through private corporations as “tax cheats.” This characterization is inaccurate, unwarranted and offensive, and must end immediately.
We believe that it is important that the Government understand the role independent contractors play in the labour market, their economic contributions and the need for Independent Contractors to organize their services under private corporations.
The second round should occur once the final draft legislation is presented by the Department of Finance, with an emphasis on ‘how do you intend to vote?’ as the core message. As ever, the APCC is determined to be an effective representative of your interests in government affairs and legislative issues. To that end, we have included a Short Survey Here so that we can better understand the position of our membership on these issues, and refine our policy position accordingly.