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Backlash prompts Morneau to backtrack on proposed small business tax changes

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 8:35 AM | By David Rotfleisch

Last week saw as many new tax changes, outside of a budget, as I can recall in my 30 years of practising tax law.

After burning as much political capital as possible and still facing a voter base in revolt, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced multiple revisions to the federal government’s previously proposed changes to the small business tax in Canada. They also offered a large carrot.

When the new tax changes were announced on July 18, 2017, the one that was probably least sensible was...