Tax Policy

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Capital Gains Tax Changes Strike A Nerve With Canadian Tech Ecosystem

April 19, 2024

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CCI's 2024 Budget Season Debrief for Canadian Tech Leaders

April 19, 2024

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CCI’s Message to the House of Commons Finance Committee

April 11, 2024

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L’harmonisation des crédits d’impôts pour l’industrie des technologies au Québec mérite qu’on s’y attarde de plus près

March 22, 2024

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Harmonizing Québec’s digital industry tax credits is worth a closer look

March 22, 2024

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CCI Response to the 2024 Saskatchewan Fiscal Plan

March 20, 2024

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How business leaders would fix one of Canada’s flagship innovation programs

March 18, 2024

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Getting Results: Cost-Neutral Steps Towards a 21st Century SR&ED Tax Credit

February 22, 2024

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Government of Canada finally launches consultations on SR&ED modernization

January 31, 2024

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CCI Statement on Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Credit Review

January 31, 2024

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Future of innovation funding agency in doubt as Ottawa delays implementation until potentially after election

December 19, 2023

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Federal government punts NRC IRAP’s merger into the Canada Innovation Corporation to 2026-2027

December 19, 2023

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CCI Response to updates on SR&ED, BDC and the Canadian Innovation Corp.

December 19, 2023

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Réponse du CCI à la mise-à-jour économique et fiscale de l’automne 2023 du Québec

November 7, 2023

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CCI Response to the 2023 Quebec fall economic and fiscal update

November 7, 2023

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Modernizing SR&ED to cover patent costs is long overdue

June 8, 2021

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Modernizing SR&ED to support Canada’s ‘Scale-Up’ Companies

September 21, 2022

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Tech calls for Ottawa to make key R&D tax break work better for scale-ups

September 22, 2022

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Liberals drop controversial stock options tax plan

March 22, 2016

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R&D: A fascinating view into a tech tax credit

May 16, 2023

A study by Université de Sherbrooke researchers, Michaël Robert-Angers and Luc Godbout, provided an in-depth examination of Quebec’s Tax Credit for Multimedia Titles (CTMM), a tax credit primarily used in the province's video game industry. Introduced in 1996 to boost employment during an economic downturn, the CTMM now covers up to 37.5% of a project’s labour costs, costing the provincial government around $350 million annually. The study revealed that a handful of businesses, especially foreign ones like Ubisoft, account for a significant portion of the claimed credit. Notably, many companies receive more from the tax credit than they pay in taxes. The researchers proposed reforms to increase the credit's value-add functions rather than its cost. As the job market has evolved since the 1990s, there's a debate over the relevance of such wage subsidies. This transparency around CTMM sparks discussions on how Canada's broader corporate tax credit system, such as the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit, can be more transparent and effectively reformed.
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Foreign Direct Investment: The Three Deadly Innovation Traps of FDI

June 5, 2023

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