The federal government announced proposed tax changes in July but now small business owners are starting to push back. The proposals seek to eliminate or restrict tax-saving measures such as sharing income with family members, saving passive investment income in a corporation and converting a corporation's income into capital gains. Small business owners are gearing up to fight the changes across the country, saying they will have a devastating impact on their businesses. Here's a list of ways the tax laws could be changing and strategies to deal with them if you are a small business owner.
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