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MANITOBA MEASURES TO STREAMLINE GOVERNMENT,
REDUCE COSTS FOR BUSINESS
Elimination of income tax for small businesses in Manitoba, saving them more than
$422 million annually when the tax measures in Budget 2010 are combined with the tax
cuts previously delivered. More than 12,000 small businesses in Manitoba will no longer
pay provincial income tax.
Elimination of the general corporation capital tax will save Manitoba businesses
$119 million per year.
BizPaL, an online service that provides information on federal, provincial and municipal
requirements that Manitoba businesses need to comply with to start, operate and expand a
business and how to obtain them. BizPaL has been launched in 35 locations across
Manitoba including Winnipeg, Brandon and many other cities, towns and rural
municipalities. Manitoba BizPaL has been expanded to provide information on more than
800 different business types and a broader range of information to support businesses
across additional activities throughout the business life cycle.
TAXcess, which allows more than 40,000 businesses across Manitoba, Canada and the
U.S. to apply for registration of their accounts, file returns and pay provincial taxes online,
in both official languages. TAXcess provides 24-7, secure access from anywhere.
The Manitoba Business Portal, a client-centred, web-based portal for provincial business
information services and providing single-window access to the province’s online business
services and information. See www.gov.mb.ca/business.
Enhancing Manitoba’s overall competitive advantage by reductions in paper burden for
small businesses including:
consolidating administrative and compliance provisions under seven provincially
administered taxation statutes to make it easier for businesses to understand what is
required of them,
reducing the frequency of filing sales tax remittances for small businesses, helping
thousands of small business owners spend more time with customers and staff and not
on paperwork, and
eliminating the sales tax registration and collection requirements for small home-based
businesses and small businesses with under $10,000 in annual taxable sales.
The Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre, a federal-provincial partnership, which
provides fast, easy access to comprehensive business and trade information for new and
existing entrepreneurs. The centre delivers services in Manitoba on behalf of 38 federal
government departments and organizations, 13 provincial government departments and
five private-sector partners.
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives GO Offices, which support
entrepreneurship, facilitate business development throughout the life-cycle path, find
resources, services and programs and help build stronger businesses and communities
The Manitoba Business Gateway has been established in the Brandon provincial building,
a single-window information, service and referral centre that serves business clients and
residents from across the Westman Region.
The bilingual service centres, a federal-provincial partnership that provide a wide range of
business and other services in both French and English, and will now be providing an
expanded array of business and employment services as part of the Manitoba Business
Gateway network. The centres are located in several urban and rural locations including
St. Boniface, St. Vital, St. Laurent, Notre Dame de Lourdes and St-Pierre-Jolys.
The Manitoba Entrepreneurial Learning Network, which allows for the broadcasting of
business education seminars and workshops to over 50 video conference locations
throughout the province.
To simplify business’ dealings with government, Manitoba has adopted the Business
Number (BN) which is the common identifier to replace the multiple numbers currently used
to identify the same business.
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