Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland tabled the 2022 Federal Budget on April 7, 2022. Housing and affordability took the main stage with numerous measures aimed at tackling housing access, affordability, and improvements. There are no broad-based tax increases on individuals or corporations. The capital gains inclusion rate remains at 50% and there’s no real change to the principal residence exemption.
The main revenue-generating measures of this budget are targeted at banks and life insurer groups: a one-time Canada Recovery Dividend is a tax of 15% on 2021 taxable income over $1 billion, payable over five years; and a permanent tax increase of 1.5% to 16.5% on income in excess of $100 million applying to taxation years after budget day and prorated for a taxation year including budget day.
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