Taxes

— Apr 3, 2024
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Undoing Alberta’s Personal Income Tax Hikes

Undoing Alberta’s Personal Income Tax Hikes is a new study that finds reversing the 2015 provincial personal income tax rate increases and instituting a flat eight per cent tax rate would help restore Alberta’s tax advantage while saving taxpayers $1,573 a year, on average.

— Mar 28, 2024
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Can the Carbon Tax Be Reformed or Not?

As the federal carbon tax continues to rise, two new essays— Reforming the Federal Government's Carbon Tax Plan and Carbon Tax Is Beyond Redemption—make two opposing arguments, to retain the tax (after fixing it) and to scrap it.

— Mar 19, 2024
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Enhancing Economic Growth Through Federal Personal Income Tax Reform is a new study that finds the federal government can reduce the top marginal income tax rate to 29.0 per cent—where it was before the Trudeau government increased it—and completely eliminate the three middle income tax rates of 20.5 per cent, 26.0 per cent, and 29.0 per cent by reforming and simplifying the tax code and removing a host of special carve outs, credits and other tax measures.

— Mar 12, 2024
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The Cost of Business Subsidies in Canada: Updated Edition is a new study that finds Canadian governments spent $52 billion in 2022 subsidizing businesses across all provinces—including federal, provincial, and local spending.

— Sep 14, 2023
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Missed Opportunity: Federal Spending Increases Prevent Real Tax Relief for Canadians

Missed Opportunity: Federal Spending Increases Prevent Real Tax Relief for Canadians is a new study that finds had the federal government self-imposed some meaningful spending restraint since 2015/16, it could have provided $18.7 billion of tax relief to Canadians while running a surplus of $4.6 billion this year (2023/24).

— Aug 22, 2023
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Taxes versus the Necessities of Life: The Canadian Consumer Tax Index 2023 Edition is a new study that finds in 2022, the average Canadian family earned an income of $106,430 and paid $48,199 in total taxes--meaning, the average Canadian family spent 45.3 per cent of its income on taxes compared to 35.6 per cent on basic necessities.

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