New Brunswick Bill 60 contains certain measures announced in the province's 2017 budget.
The bill received first reading on March 28, 2017. The measures in Bill 60 are considered to be substantively enacted for purposes of IFRS and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE) on March 28, 2017, the day it received first reading (as New Brunswick has a majority government).
Bill 60 adjusts the New Brunswick dividend tax credit rate for non-eligible dividends. As a result, the combined top marginal rate for non-eligible dividends for New Brunswick will be 46.25% for the 2017 taxation year.
Bill 60 reduces the New Brunswick small business tax rate to 3% (from 3.5%), effective April 1, 2017.
Dividend tax credit - non-eligible dividends
Bill 60 provides for a New Brunswick dividend tax credit for non-eligible dividends of 3.245% (from 3.5%) of the taxable amount of the dividend, effective January 1, 2017. This measure was not announced in New Brunswick's 2017 budget. As a result, the combined top marginal rate for non-eligible dividends for New Brunswick will be as follows:
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