December 30, 2009

Long-Haul Truck Drivers Get Tax Relief

Long-Haul Truck Drivers

For the year 2010, the Government of Canada will be providing Tax Relief to Long-Haul Truck Drivers.

The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today highlighted for Canadians the increase from 70 per cent to 75 per cent in the deductible portion of meal expenses for long-haul truck drivers, which will be applicable to eligible expenses incurred in 2010.

"Long-haul truck drivers are some of our country's hardest-working people," said Minister Flaherty. "They play a pivotal role in our economy as they transport goods across the country and across our borders. Our Government is pleased to support their important work by providing tax relief to these hard-working individuals."[Source]

Long-haul truck drivers are not included in the Canada's 38 High Demand Occupations. To find job vacancies for long-haul truck drivers, check out Canada Jobs Portal.