April 24, 2014

Treading Water: The Impact of High METRs on Working Families in Canada

July 17, 2013 – Alexandre Laurin and Finn Poschmann

Working families with children in Canada face high tax hurdles that could dissuade them from earning extra income, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Treading Water: The Impact of High METRs on Working Families in Canada,” authors Alexandre Laurin and Finn Poschmann find low-to- mid-income Canadians face taxes on incremental income generally higher than those faced by high-income families.

For the report go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_160.pdf

For an on-line Table of Family-Related Tax and Benefit Provisions, Provincial and Federal Governments go to: http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/e-brief_160_appendix.pdf

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