September 12, 1939 (18th Parliament, 5th Session)


James Lorimer Ilsley (Minister of National Revenue)



Paragraph 1 agreed to.
_ 2. That an alternative excess profits tax be imposed upon the profits of all businesses, whether incorporated or not, taxing at the rate of 50 per centum all profits or income in excess of the average income of the taxpayer for the four years 1936, 1937, 1938 and 1939, or the four fiscal periods of the taxpayer ending in such years;
And that the said alternative excess profits tax of 50 per centum be in addition to the tax imposed upon the taxpayer in respect of the same profits under the Income War Tax Act, but that any tax payable by the taxpayer under the Income War Tax Act in respect of that portion of his profits which is in excess of the aforesaid average profits shall be deductible as an expense for the purpose of computing the net excess profits to be assessed at the aforesaid rate of 50 per centum.
3. That 'the tax proposed in resolution 2 hereof be an alternative to the tax proposed in resolution 1 hereof, and the taxpayer shall have the right to elect to be taxed either upon the basis of the tax proposed in resolution 1 hereof or upon the basis of the tax proposed in resolution 2 hereof.
4. That the governor in council may provide by regulation for the depreciation and amortization of new plant and equipment which may be deemed necessary to fulfil orders for war purposes.
5. That this act shall be applicable to the year 1940 and fiscal periods ending therein after March 31, 1940, and all subsequent periods.
Paragraphs 2 to 5 inclusive agreed to.

Full View