WINNIPEG - The provincial NDP promised today to take another 3,000 Manitoba small businesses off the tax rolls by increasing their income threshold before taxes are applied.

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Albert Kokonos (left) and NDP candidates Jim Murray (beside Kokonos) and Drew Caldwell joined NDP Leader Greg Selinger (right) at Kokonos's Albert's Bistro in Brandon on Sunday. Selinger announced the NDP plans to eliminate taxes for small businesses by increasing the small-business income limit.

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Albert Kokonos (left) and NDP candidates Jim Murray (beside Kokonos) and Drew Caldwell joined NDP Leader Greg Selinger (right) at Kokonos's Albert's Bistro in Brandon on Sunday. Selinger announced the NDP plans to eliminate taxes for small businesses by increasing the small-business income limit.

WINNIPEG - The provincial NDP promised today to take another 3,000 Manitoba small businesses off the tax rolls by increasing their income threshold before taxes are applied.

Standing in a crowded restaurant in Brandon, Premier Greg Selinger said a re-elected NDP government would raise the small business income limit to $500,000. The measure is expected to save small businesses $14.6 million annually.

"Small business is the backbone of our economy," Selinger said. "That's why we were the first and still only province to eliminate the small-business tax. Now we're including even more businesses."

With the measure, it's estimated that 15,500 small businesses will no longer be paying business taxes in Manitoba.