The wrong time to cut corporate taxes

En fait, je ne suis pas en opposition face au Parti conservateur, par contre je suis en désaccord d'alléger les impôts des sociétés quand, nous sommes encore en déficit.

Au Canada, les entreprises sont déjà bien positionnées en regard des impôts des sociétés, sans qu’ils soient le premier du G20.

Tant aussi longtemps que le déficit ne sera pas résorbé, il serait inapproprié de transférer le fardeau fiscal du manque à gagner sur le dos des contribuables, qui déjà en as plein les bras avec les hausses municipales, provinciales et l’inflation.

Examinons les positions des deux autres partis, face à la baisse des impôts des sociétés, Libéraux et NPD.


Extrait de: The wrong time to cut corporate taxes, Scott Brison, National Post · Feb. 25, 2011 | Last Updated: Feb. 25, 2011

The $13-billion budgetary surplus the Conservatives inherited when they took office in 2006 is gone. It has been replaced with a $56-billion deficit, the largest deficit in our history, and the Parliamentary Budget Officer is projecting that the government will add more than $200-billion in new debt by 2016.

Meanwhile, the youth unemployment rate has reached almost 15%, we are facing a demographic shift that will place increased demands on our health care system, and obtaining the jobs of tomorrow has made education and training more important than ever before.

Je suis surpris, si le taux de chômage est plus de 15 % pour les jeunes, ce n’est pas bon signe, dépassant un facteur de 20 %, vous commencez à avoir de l’instabilité sociale dans un pays, il faudra être attentif à l’avenir sur ce chiffre.

At the same time, more and more Canadians are looking to retire, at least those who can afford to, so there will be fewer people in the labour force paying taxes.

Il a tout à fait raison, le rapport du HEC arrive à la même conclusion, prenons l’exemple du Québec, due à notre sérieux problème démographique la richesse des Québécois diminuera de moitié en moins de 15 ans.

In the face of this Stephen Harper is reducing taxes for Canada's largest corporations by $6-billion. Canadian families would be justified in wondering why Canada's biggest businesses are getting a $6-billion tax cut when they are finding it difficult just to make ends meet.

Canadian families are paying 29% more for out-of-pocket health care expenses. Over 40% of family care givers are using personal savings just to survive. Record household debt has resulted in the typical Canadian family now owing $1.50 for every dollar of disposable income. Personal bankruptcy rates are up by 33%.

Students are also facing a personal debt wall as nearly two-thirds of parents think they will not be able to afford post-secondary education for their children, and 16% of low income students are considering suspending their education because of high student debt.

Notwithstanding the massive federal deficit, the Conservative government is borrowing $6 billion to give big business a tax break. This tax break will only benefit 5% percent of Canada's businesses while over two million smaller businesses will see no tax reduction at all.

Not only are the Conservatives digging a deeper fiscal hole to pay for tax cuts that we cannot afford, they are ignoring the plight of struggling small businesses and ignoring the needs of Canadian families in order to pay for it.

Je suis tout à fait d’accord avec la position des Libéraux, les grandes sociétés ont toutes la panoplie d’avocats et de fiscalistes pour payer le moins d’impôts, leur donner un bonbon actuellement est inconséquent dans la situation des finances de l’État.

Canada deserves better than that. The Liberal Party believes in competitive corporate tax rates. That's why the previous Liberal government cut the corporate income tax rate from 28% to 19% in four years as part of the largest income tax cut in Canadian history. But that was after the books were balanced and Canada was recording budget surpluses.

It was not done on borrowed money then, and it shouldn't be done on borrowed money now.

Il a encore raison, tant aussi longtemps que le Canada ne retrouve pas un équilibre budgétaire positif, ce cadeau est inapproprié.

Canada's corporate tax rate, which is 25% lower than the U.S. and is the second lowest in the G7, is already competitive and so there is no pressing need to cut corporate taxes further at this time.

The Parliamentary Budget Officer and the International Monetary Fund have both raised concerns about when Canada's books will be balanced. In fact, following a 40% increase in the size of government in the last four years they believe that the Conservatives have given Canada a structural deficit.

Structural deficits are bad for business as they create uncertainty. With ballooning debt levels, the public's ability to sustain investments in infrastructure and social programs like health care and education are imperilled. Persistent deficits also inevitably lead to higher taxes as interest costs increase.

The best thing that the government can do to improve the business climate in Canada is to get back to balanced budgets.

It is also clear that corporate tax cuts are not always the most effective way to create jobs. The government's own numbers show that when it comes to creating jobs and economic growth over the last two years, a dollar spent on public infrastructure has been eight times more effective than a dollar spent on corporate tax cuts.

With record deficits:

1)      an aging population,

2)      increased demands on health care and education,

3)      and a shrinking tax base,

this is no time for the Conservatives to gut Canada's fiscal capacity with reckless corporate tax cuts on borrowed money.

Now is the time to balance the budget and help Canadian families.

That is why the Liberal Party would cancel the most recent corporate tax cut and use that money to reduce the deficit, put us back into surplus and to invest in the priorities of Canadians such as helping Canadians with the rising cost of living, family care giving, saving for retirement and access to post-secondary education.


Extrait de: Layton proposes cancelling corporate tax cuts,, Mar 30 2011

The New Democrats want to get rid of recent corporate income tax cuts and use the savings to reduce the tax rate for small businesses and provide other incentives for creating new jobs.

“(This) is a reasonable, affordable proposal that will have a direct impact on job creation,” NDP Leader Jack Layton said at a cabinetry and millwork company in Oshawa on Wednesday, according to an advanced copy of his speech. “It will create an incentive for maintaining these jobs through this economic recovery.”

Layton proposed restoring the corporate income tax rate to 2008 levels, which would mean raising it from 16.5 per cent to 19.5 per cent, while at the same time ensuring it remains below the U.S. rate to keep Canada competitive.

Cet argument tient si les Américains jouent franc-jeu, par contre en imprimant de l’argent, il dévalue leur argent et rend nos entreprises moins compétitives par rapport à notre principal client.

The increase would restore $5.9 billion annually to federal government coffers, the NDP said, which would cover the cost of the other measures Layton proposed with about $3.6 billion left over every year.

Layton proposed cutting the small business tax rate by two percentage points from 11 to nine per cent, which the NDP estimates would cost $1 billion annually.

Préférable de cibler la petite moyenne entreprise, qui représente à elle seule plus de 70 % de la main-d’œuvre totale du secteur privé.

A job creation tax credit worth an annual $1 billion would help create 220,000 jobs each year by giving employers a one-year rebate worth up to $4,500 on the employer contributions to the Canada Pension Plan and Employment Insurance premiums for every new person they hire.

That goes much further than the tax credit the Conservatives included in the failed March 22 budget, which Stephen Harper re-announced in Regina on Tuesday, which promised a one-time tax credit of $1,000 for 2011 against the increase in EI premiums from last year.

The money saved from reversing the corporate tax cuts would reimburse the CPP and EI funds so that workers are not punished by higher premiums later on, the NDP said.

Employers would also get a $1,000 non-refundable tax credit for keeping a new employee for a year or more, the NDP said.

Layton said he would also encourage new investment in the manufacturing sector by providing $275 million for an extended accelerated capital cost allowance for machinery and equipment bought before 2016, so long as it is used in Canada to make or process goods.

“In the end, my plan will cost less, create more jobs, allow more business to invest in machinery and equipment and ensure Canada remains competitive,” Layton said

En fait, la proposition du NPD est beaucoup plus raisonnable, elle cible surtout les PME's, tandis, celle des conservateurs cible les grandes sociétés qui maîtrisent déjà toutes les entourloupettes pour payer le moins d'impôts.

Table des matières

Impôts et taxes

Les pauvres paient trop d’impôts

La vie serait tellement plus belle si on payait moins d’impôts

1.        Comparatif entre les pays scandinaves et le Québec

L’évasion fiscale, c’est pour les riches

1.        Examinons-le pourquoi du travail au noir

2.        Corruption étatique

3.        Imputabilité

C’est la faute des riches !

1.        La classe moyenne est trop imposée, dit la fiscaliste Brigitte Alepin

2.        Crise fiscale

3.        Les juridictions fiscales ont perdu énormément d'autonomie.

4.        Mobilité profite aux paradis fiscaux.

5.        Notre régime d'imposition est dépassé

Alerte sur l’impôt sur les sociétés

Multinational - legal fiscal loopholes

G.E.’s Strategies Let It Avoid Taxes Altogether

Et si on créait un impôt mondial

Corporate tax cuts show no clear benefit

The wrong time to cut corporate taxes

La taxe Robin des Bois, la taxe Tobin

La taxe Tobin, point de mire

L’Europe se mobilise - Taxe Tobin

Taxe Robin des Bois - Pétition – Canada - Europe

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