An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (unlegislated tax measures)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

Sponsor

Mike Allen  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Nov. 6, 2013
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

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This enactment amends the Financial Administration Act to provide that the Minister of Finance must table a list of every tax measure in respect of which the Government, three or more years before the end of the previous fiscal year, publicly announced its intention to legislate and which has not been legislated.

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Financial Administration ActRoutine Proceedings

November 6th, 2013 / 3:35 p.m.
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Conservative

Mike Allen Conservative Tobique—Mactaquac, NB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-549, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (unlegislated tax measures).

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to table my private member's bill today to amend the Financial Administration Act for unlegislated tax measures. The bill would amend the Financial Administration Act to provide that the Minister of finance table each year a list of tax measures that the government publicly announced its intention to legislate but that have not been legislated.

The objectives of the bill are to ensure our tax laws are clearer, improve the efficiency of implementing those tax laws, and assist the taxpayer in the understanding of those tax laws. In short, it would help to address the many problems created for individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, tax professionals, and the Canadian Revenue Agency that result from a huge backlog of unlegislated tax measures.

I want to thank the member for West Nova, a former provincial finance minister, very much for seconding the bill. I ask for the support of all members of the House to make sure this happens for tax fairness across Canada.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)