Corporations that are Canada-controlled private corporations throughout the year may claim the small business deduction. In general, the small business deduction is available for active business income in Canada, to a maximum threshold. The new threshold will rise to $500,000 (from $350,000). As a result, more small businesses in Nova Scotia will find that their income will be subject to the province's lower small business corporate tax rate of 3% (as opposed to the higher general rate of, 16%). This change will be announced in the province’s 2017 budget, which will be tabled on April 27, 2017.
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