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The Path to Prosperity: Internationally Competitive Rates and a Level Playing Field

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  • Duanjie Chen

    (George Weston Analyst in Tax Policy, C.D. Howe Institute)

  • Jack M. Mintz

    (University of Calgary)

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While Canadian federal and provincial governments have made progress in reducing the tax burden on business investment in recent years, the 2009 budget season also saw more counterproductive tax policies that favour certain industries and disadvantage others. In this Commentary, the authors assess the implications of these trends for Canada’s competitiveness as they update their annual survey of marginal effective tax rates in Canada and individual provinces.

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Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Commentary.

Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): 295 (September)
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Handle: RePEc:cdh:commen:295

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Keywords: tax competitiveness; marginal effective tax rate on capital;

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  1. Robin Banerjee & William B.P. Robson, 2007. "Give Canadian Workers the Tools to do the Job! Why Canada Needs More Robust Capital Investment," e-briefs 44, C.D. Howe Institute.
  2. Duanjie Chen & Jack M. Mintz, 2008. "Limited Horizons: The 2008 Report on Federal and Provincial Budgetary Tax Policies," C.D. Howe Institute Commentary, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 270, July.
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  1. Colin Busby, 2010. "Supporting Employees who Deploy: The Case for Financial Assistance to Employers of Military Reservists," C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder, C.D. Howe Institute, issue 123, January.
  2. Chris Ross, 2011. "A Detailed Analysis of the Productivity Performance of the Canadian Food Manufacturing Subsector," CSLS Research Reports 2011-07, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
  3. Odette Pinto & Rock Lefebvre, 2013. "Is the Capital Cost Allowance System in Canada Unnecessarily Complex?," Working Papers 130401, Certified General Accountants Association of Canada.

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