On April 19, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented the first federal budget in over two years. This budget contains various measures that include providing additional COVID-19 support to Canadian businesses, promoting clean energy, introducing new sales and excise tax measures, and placing limits on interest deductibility and certain cross-border financing structures.
Contrary to pre-budget rumours, the budget does not include measures increasing the capital gains inclusion rate, eliminating the principal residence exemption or imposing a wealth tax. In addition, it does not propose any increase to personal or corporate tax rates.
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