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Are you a business owner?

If your business is incorporated, then you could be facing a larger tax bill and big compliance costs from the government’s new proposals to change the way corporations are taxed.

Here are three things you need to know about the tax changes proposed by the federal government:

1.    Do you employ family members? The government wants to scrutinize their compensation to apply a much higher tax rate on income they consider “unreasonable”.

2.    Do you invest the profits from your business? The federal government is proposing to tax that income at an effective rate of 70%.

3. Do you want to pass your business on to your children? Tough new rules make it difficult for younger kids to get the capital gains exemption. They could be double-taxed. 

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are the engine of the Canadian economy – estimates range from 85 to 90% of all businesses in Canada are SMEs. 

The chamber network across Canada is using its collective voice on this issue; your voice as a business person needs to be heard as part of this initiative.

Send a message to your MP today. Government needs to know that this tax reform will harm businesses of all sizes. Our local MP for Oshawa is Colin Carrie, his email address is colin@colincarriemp.ca.

75 days not enough consultation. Take time to ensure legitimate middle class SMEs, and those who depend on them, aren’t harmed  # SMEisMidClass

BOARDROOM FOR RENT!
Are you in need of a boardroom for an upcoming meeting, seminar, or event?
Don't worry! The Chamber has you covered!
We rent our boardroom to Chamber members and Non-members at competitive prices!
Half-day & full-day rentals available.
We have a list of Caterers at your request and also offer coffee/tea service at a nominal price.
If interested in renting the boardroom or to inquire about pricing; please contact the Chamber directly at 905.728.1683 for more information!  
Registration for our next Women in Business event closes soon! Don't delay, save your spot now.
Business Of The Month   
 Nova's Ark
Nova's Ark began about 18 years ago, after Mary Ann Nova decided to purchase a piece of property for her family to enjoy.
Since then it has grown into a place where people of all ages and developmental abilities are invited to spend time with a wide range of animals and make them feel safe and instill a sense of belonging no matter what their mental or physical capabilities are.
With more than 200 animals on premises, Mary Ann ensures every person who visits Nova's Ark can pick and choose from a variety of species to help them feel safe in a friendly environment.
Congratulations to Nova's Ark for being named Business of the Month for September 2017!
Pictured in the photo are Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Valerie Pinfold of TD Commercial Banking, Ivano Labricciosa of OPUC, Cameron Ackerblade of Grand and Toy, Alexandra Valcour of Durham Outlook for the Needy - St. Vincent's Kitchen, Cassandra Wildman of Roughley Insurance Brokers Ltd., Mary Ann Nova of Nova's Ark, as well as a number of Nova's Ark patrons, volunteers and staff.
For more information about Nova's Ark, please visit their website at www.novasark.ca.

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