Video B-roll available via CNW - Income tax cut for 93% of Ontario taxpayers

TORONTO, Dec. 31 /CNW/ - The following video is available by satellite or by CNW's Broadcast On-Demand web download:

STORY SUMMARY:

Starting January 1st, 93 per cent of Ontario income taxpayers will get a permanent tax cut, as part of a comprehensive tax plan that will help create 591,000 jobs and make the province more attractive for new business investment.

Ontario Minister of Revenue John Wilkinson met with Ontario families to talk about the new personal income tax cuts that take effect starting January 1, 2010.

The province is cutting the first income bracket tax rate by one percentage point, from 6.05 per cent to 5.05 per cent.

Ontario's comprehensive package includes $10.6 billion in direct payments and permanent tax relief for the people of Ontario. It also includes a new, permanent Ontario Sales Tax Credit, an enhanced Ontario Property Tax Credit, cuts to corporate income tax rates and merging two sales taxes into a single harmonized sales tax to strengthen our economy.

    
    SHOT LIST:

    -   Revenue Minister John Wilkinson explains who will benefit from the
        Personal Income Tax cuts.
    -   Revenue Minister John Wilkinson talks about the entire Comprehensive
        Tax Package including income tax cuts that take effect January 1.
    -   B-roll of Revenue Minister John Wilkinson explaining the tax cuts to
        people.

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STATIONS, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL: Leslie Donaldson, Minister's Office, 416-433-8723; Scott Blodgett, Ministry of Revenue, 416-325-0324

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