March 22, 2011 17:34 ET

KPMG Offers Insight into the Impact of the 2011 Federal Budget on Canadian Businesses

KPMG's Federal Budget Analysis Brings Clarity and Insight to Budget Announcements

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - KPMG's Tax practice provides insight and analysis on the impact of the 2011 Federal Budget released earlier today by the Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance. Leaders from KPMG's Tax practice were in the budget lock-up in Ottawa and have just issued a budget tax brief to help Canadian businesses better understand the budget announcements.

"We are pleased to see that the government is continuing on its journey to reduce corporate tax rates to 15% by 2012," said Greg Wiebe, Canadian Managing Partner with KPMG's National Tax practice. "I strongly believe that staying the course on corporate tax reductions is essential given the current economic climate and for Canada to be competitive on the world stage."

Highlights of the key measures announced in today's budget include:

  • Limiting corporate partnership tax deferral
  • Accelerated CCA for manufacturing and processing equipment and clean energy generation equipment
  • Measures on individual pension plans

KPMG's tax leaders are hosting numerous initiatives to help Canadian businesses understand how the budget impacts them, including a post-budget webcast to begin today at 5:00pm (Eastern), and post-budget seminars across the country to provide highlights and analysis on the implications of the 2011 Federal Budget.

Further information, analysis and resources on the 2011 Federal Budget, including what the budget means for particular industries, can be found on KPMG's budget website at

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