Canada Revenue Agency

Canada Revenue Agency

October 20, 2010 12:00 ET

Minister Keith Ashfield Launches Ad Campaign Promoting Tax Relief for Businesses

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2010) - The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, is pleased to announce the launch of the Government of Canada's advertising campaign promoting the 100% capital cost allowance rate for computers.

Minister Ashfield reminds Canadian business owners that they have until January 31, 2011, to acquire new eligible computer hardware, including systems software, in order to claim 100% of the capital cost allowance.

"We know it is important for Canadian businesses to remain competitive in today's changing world," said Minister Ashfield. "That's why our Government brought in measures like this one, and many others in Canada's Economic Action Plan. These temporary measures will help Canadian businesses through this challenging economic time, and make sure they have the tools they need for the future."

Announced in Canada's Economic Action Plan, this temporary tax relief measure allows Canadian businesses to claim a 100% capital cost allowance deduction for eligible computer hardware, including systems software, acquired after January 27, 2009, and before midnight, January 31, 2011.

Minister Ashfield is urging Canadian businesses to take advantage of all of the available tax relief measures the Canada Revenue Agency administers.

For more information on tax cuts for businesses, go to

Contact Information

  • Canada Revenue Agency
    Noel Carisse
    Media Relations
    Office of the Minister of National Revenue
    Erin Filliter
    Director of Communications