On October 31, 2011 the Department of Finance (Canada) announced a proposed increase in the corporate rates for Personal Service Business corporations (PSBs).  To summarize very briefly, a PSB corporation is a corporation set up to provide employment services.   Here is a good article that provides a description of a PSB.

Under the proposed changes, the corporate tax rate for a PSB will increase by a dramatic 13 percentage points (from 25% to 38% federally).

If you are the owner of a PSB, you’ll want to be prepared.  If you are considering setting up a PSB, think about it carefully.

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