To understand the extent of our tax burden, we must consider all taxes.
federal personal income tax
The average Canadian family will pay 43.6 per cent of its income in taxes.
Families that previously used the income-splitting tax credit could pay up to $2,000 more in federal income taxes.
Nine-in-10 Canadian families with children will pay, on average, $2,218 more per year.
Almost three-quarters of Canada’s total tax burden is paid by the working-age population.
Average per person spending on health care for Canadians over 70 is $13,797.
If families who receive CCB transfers begin to earn a higher income, their cash transfers will be reduced—a disincentive to hard work.