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Updates Regarding the Federal Budget and Canada 150 Funds

May 19, 2015 – The Government of Canada tabled a balanced budget on April 21. Expectations were high and CAPACOA was quick to provide a first overview of the budget. At the time, little was known about the two most interesting announcements from the perspective of the arts: the Canada 150 Fund and the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. Here is the latest information about these two programs.   Read more

Leveraging Budget 2015

May 14, 2015 – Much has been said and been written about the arts, culture and heritage announcements in Budget 2015. Much remained to be done with lesser-known elements of the budget that strengthen the rationale for enhancements to Regulation 105 withholding tax.   Read more

Tax Working Group Shares Recommendations on R105 Withholding

March 16, 2015 - On behalf of a collective of 17 performing arts organizations representing more than 1,000 stakeholders, CAPACOA sent a letter outlining a series of recommendations for improving the administration of Regulation 105, a required withholding tax on fees paid to foreign artists.   Read more