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The Canadian government just made five (great) changes for business investment

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 22, 2018

Canada Parliament

During yesterday’s Fall Economic Statement, the Canadian government made a number of important changes that make it easier to invest in Canada.

Canada already boasts the strongest growth of any G7 country, but that doesn’t mean we’re taking our foot off the pedal. The Government of Canada made Waterloo EDC Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 Feature Sheetcompetitiveness the centrepiece of their newest fiscal plan. Here are five new changes to taxes and R&D funding that make it easier for companies to grow their business and innovate in Canada:

  1. Up to 100% write-offs for manufacturing machinery and equipment.
  2. Up to 100% write-offs for cost of specified clean energy equipment.
  3. New asset write-off that allows all businesses to write-off a larger share of the cost of new assets in the year the investment was made.Economic Update
  4. $800 million over five years to fund innovation incentives for businesses conducting research and development.
  5. Last, but not least, the Government reduced the marginal effective tax rate for new business investment from 17% to 13.8%, making it the lowest in the G7 and almost 5% lower than the United States.

Waterloo already had substantial cost and talent advantages, but these exciting new changes make it that much easier to grow your business. 

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