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A Royal Commission for a Royal Pain

The current taxation system is out of date and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, along with various partners is calling on the government to create a royal commission on taxation. The painfully outdated system needs a revamp so that it can best align with the digital economy and better promote investment.

 
 
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Tax By The Numbers

 
 

Recommendations

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce suggests the federal government adopt the following eight recommendations to improve the tax system in Canada.


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Appoint a Royal Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of the Canadian tax system

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BROADEN THE TAX BASE TO EXPLORE THE MOST
IMPACTFUL TAX
POLICY SOLUTIONS

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ADJUST THE TAX MIX TO BETTER PROMOTE BUSINESS INVESTMENT AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

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Bridge the digital tax divide to ensure a fair and equitable
tax system

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Further simplify the tax filing experience with digital filing solutions

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Legislate a taxpayer charter of rights to hold CRA accountable

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Provide a representative for small business to resolve conflicts with CRA

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Conduct regular comprehensive reviews to keep the tax system up to date

 
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Get Involved

 

Key Messages

After decades of cutting and pasting, navigating our bloated and byzantine tax code is a significant challenge for local businesses.

Letters To candidates

Do not shy away from the “tax man.”

Engage with your MP.

Social MEdia

Be a part of the conversation.

Engage with us on social media.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you.

 

Updates


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What’s Being Said

 
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Partners

 
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Tax Advisory Panel

Bruce Ball, Vice-President of Taxation, CPA Canada

Victor Gomez, Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Sun Life Financial

Chris Gray, Executive Director, Tax-Filer Empowerment Canada

Guy Legault, President, Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting

Fred O’Riordan, National Leader, Tax Policy, EY

Craig Webster, National Leader, Tax Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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About the Canadian Chamber

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Since 1925, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has connected businesses of all sizes, from all sectors and from all regions of the country to advocate for public policies that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses, communities and families across Canada.

With a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions, we are the largest business association in Canada, and the country’s most influential. The primary and vital connection between business and the federal government, our views are sought after and respected by government, business leaders and the media thanks to our well-researched reports, analyses, position papers and policy resolutions that reflect a broad business perspective.