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Ontario reduces taxes for small businesses

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 7, 2020
Ontario has fulfilled its promise to cut the small business Corporate Income Tax (CIT) rate 8.7 per cent by reducing the rate to 3.2 per cent effective January 1, 2020.
Rod Phillips
Business in Canada   Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance
Supporting small businesses is part of the government's plan to attract investment and enable entrepreneurs and risk takers to grow their businesses and create high-paying, good quality jobs.

Topics: Ontario tax small businesses

"Ontario has tremendous opportunity and potential, and we are working to create the conditions for job creators to grow and succeed. An important part of our plan is to reduce the tax rate for small businesses, as they play a vital role in the economy," said Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance.

This tax cut will deliver up to $1,500 in annual savings to more than 275,000 businesses - from family-owned shops to innovative start-ups.

Overall, Ontario's small businesses are saving $2.3 billion in 2020 through government actions such as cancelling the cap-and-trade carbon tax, supporting Workplace Safety and Insurance Board premium reductions, providing Ontario income tax relief and other measures.

To date, the government has also taken over 100 actions to cut red tape for businesses. These and other expected measures would save businesses $400 million in compliance costs.