Fed Budget 2021: Previously Announced Measures

Federal Budget 2021: Previously Announced Measures

Budget 2021 confirms the government’s intention to proceed with the following previously announced tax and related measures, as modified to take into account consultations and deliberations since their release:

  • Numerous proposals in respect of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and the Lockdown Support.
  • Proposals in respect of temporary adjustments due to COVID-19 to the child care expense and disability supports deductions and the automobile standby charge.
  • Proposals released on December 16, 2020 extending timelines in respect of flow-through shares by 12 months.
  • Proposals released on December 15, 2020 relating to capital cost allowance claims for purchases of zero-emission automotive equipment and vehicles.
  • The anti-avoidance rules consultation and the income tax measures announced in the Fall Economic Statement in respect of registered disability savings plans, employee stock options and patronage dividends paid in shares.
  • Measures announced in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement regarding GST/HST relief on face masks and face shields.
  • Proposals announced on November 27, 2020 to facilitate the conversion of health and welfare trusts to employee life and health trusts.
  • Proposals announced on July 2, 2020 providing relief for deferred salary leave plans and registered pension plans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Proposals released on April 17, 2020 to clarify support for Canadian journalism.
  • The income tax measure announced on December 20, 2019 to extend the maturation period of amateur athletes trusts maturing in 2019 by one year, from eight years to nine years.
  • The income tax measure announced on December 9, 2019 to increase the basic personal amount to $15,000 by 2023.
  • The income tax measure announced on August 29, 2019 to clarify the definition of a shared-custody parent.
  • Proposals released on July 30, 2019 to implement Budget 2019 income tax measures in respect of multi-unit residential properties, permitting additional types of annuities under registered plans, contributions to specified multi-employer pension plans for older members, pensionable service under an individual pension plan, the allocation to redeemers methodology for mutual funds, character conversion transactions, electronic delivery of requirements for information, the transfer pricing rules, the foreign affiliate dumping rules, and cross-border share lending arrangements.
  • Measures released on July 30, 2019 modifying previously enacted measures from the 2018 Fall Economic Statement and Budget 2019, in respect of the accelerated investment incentive, the expensing of the cost of machinery and equipment used in the manufacturing or processing of goods and the cost of specified clean energy equipment, and the expensing of the cost of certain zero-emission vehicles.
  • Proposals released on May 17, 2019 and on July 27, 2018 relating to GST/HST.
  • Measures announced in Budget 2018 to implement enhanced reporting requirements for certain trusts to provide additional information on an annual basis.
  • Measures confirmed in Budget 2016 relating to the GST/HST joint venture election.

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