Government Spending & Taxes

— Aug 10, 2023
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New Brunswick’s Divergent Finances: A Possible Opportunity for Tax Reduction

New Brunswick’s Divergent Finances: A Possible Opportunity for Tax Reduction finds that as a result of the New Brunswick government’s recent spending restraint, the province is now positioned to introduce meaningful tax relief, which if current government revenue and spending growth continues, could reach over $3,600 per taxpayer by 2032/33 without jeopardizing the province’s balanced budget.

— Aug 1, 2023
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Measuring Progressivity in Canada’s Tax System, 2023

Measuring Progressivity in Canada’s Tax System, 2023 finds that the top 20 per cent of income-earning families pay more than half (53.1 per cent) of total taxes including sales and property taxes. Conversely, the bottom 20 per cent of income-earning families pay 2.0 per cent of total taxes, due partly to the progressivity of Canada’s tax system where the share of taxes paid typically increases as incomes rise.

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