January 5, 2016,No. 2016-01.If you are involved in preparing financial reports for corporations or other organizations, certain 2015 income tax changes may need to be reflected in your year-end financial statements under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) or U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP).
Under IFRS and ASPE, the tax effect of changes in tax law and rates is recognized for accounting purposes in the period that includes the date that the changes were substantively enacted. Under U.S. GAAP, tax law and rate changes are recognized in the period that includes the date that the changes were enacted.
Only the 2015 federal, Quebec and Alberta budgets announced corporate tax rate changes. While most of the tax rate changes in the 2015 provincial budgets have been enacted, it is noteworthy that Quebec has not yet introduced legislation to implement its planned general corporate tax rate reduction beginning January 1, 2017, which is therefore not yet considered substantively enacted or enacted.
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