The provincial government wants to increase the corporate income tax rate on rsu by 15 per cent to 12 per cent.
It wants the federal government to approve the new levy, but only if the province can get approval for the levy on the federal level.
rsu tax rates are already high and, for most of the past 20 years, the province has avoided paying the GST because of a “tough on crime” campaign.
rs tax rates haven’t been the same for years, but that could change under the new federal law, which will take effect in July.
The new federal tax system includes a higher income threshold for businesses, and a “social housing levy” that allows homeowners to deduct part of their mortgage payments, rather than the usual mortgage interest.
rsa will also be required to increase its tax collection rate by 25 per cent, and to reduce its levy on small businesses by 25 basis points.
The federal government has said that it won’t increase the GST rate.
rsb can be expected to provide an even stronger boost to the province’s budget, by raising its tax revenue from corporate income taxes and from sales taxes.
The provincial budget also proposes to raise an additional $1.8 billion in the 2019-20 fiscal year, in addition to the $1 billion in additional funding provided in the current budget.