Canadians Celebrate Tax Freedom Day on June 13, 2024

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  • In 2024, the average Canadian family will earn $147,570 in income and pay an estimated $65,766 in total taxes (44.6%).
  • If the average Canadian family had to pay its taxes up front, it would have worked until June 12 to pay the total tax bill imposed on it by all three levels of government (federal, provincial, and local).
  • This means that Tax Freedom Day, the day in the year when the average Canadian family has earned enough money to pay the taxes imposed on it, falls on June 13.
  • Tax Freedom Day in 2024 comes one day later than in 2023, when it fell on June 12. This change is due to the expectation that the total tax revenues forecasted by Canadian governments will increase faster than the incomes of Canadians.
  • Tax Freedom Day for each province varies according to the extent of the provincially levied tax burden. The earliest provincial Tax Freedom Day falls on May 26 in Manitoba, while the latest falls on June 30 in Newfoundland & Labrador.
  • Canadians are right to be thinking about the tax implications of the $69.9 billion in projected federal and provincial government deficits in 2024. For this reason, we calculated a Balanced Budget Tax Freedom Day, the day on which average Canadians would start working for themselves if governments were obliged to cover current expenditures with current taxation. In 2024, the Balanced Budget Tax Freedom Day arrives on June 23.

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