Ministry of Finance - Vote 743

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TAX POLICY, BUDGET AND REVENUE OPERATIONS PROGRAM - VOTE 1202

This program has two components, Budget and Taxation Policy, and Tax Revenue. The Budget and Taxation Policy area advises and assists the Minister of Finance and the Government in formulating Ontario Budget policy including tax policy, tax design and legislation, federal-provincial finance policy and pension and income security policy; develops the Ontario Budget and other major economic/fiscal documents; manages the Province’s taxation, intergovernmental finance and related policy development; co-ordinates research to identify broad economic taxation and fiscal implications of specific and emerging trends and developments.

The Tax Revenue area administers Ontario’s tax statutes. The integrity of the province’s self-assessment system is maintained by encouraging compliance through taxpayer information services and independent objections review, while discouraging non-compliance and tax evasion through collection activities, audits and investigations. The program also administers various tax credit and benefit programs.

TAX POLICY, BUDGET AND REVENUE OPERATIONS PROGRAM 1202 - Summary

VOTE and item Accrual 2003-04 Estimates PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES Cash 2002-03 Estimates Cash 2001-02 Actual
  $   $ $
1202   TAX POLICY, BUDGET AND REVENUE OPERATIONS PROGRAM    
         
OPERATING        
1 9,668,000 Budget and Taxation Policy2 7,504,500 8,586,604
2 881,186,600 Tax Revenue3 465,672,300 471,062,153
S 58,180,400 Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act4 - -
  949,035,000 Total Operating 473,176,800 479,648,757
  351,300,000 Less: Special Warrants 216,000,000 -
  58,180,400 Less: Statutory Appropriations - -
  539,554,600 Amount to be Voted 257,176,800 479,648,757
Assets        
3 3,701,000 Assets - -
  3,701,000 Total Assets - -
  3,701,000 Amount to be Voted - -

NOTE: Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years is presented on the modified cash basis, and therefore comparison between 2003-04 and earlier year figures may not be meaningful. Differences between cash and accrual relate to adjustments such as timing of transfer payments and provisions for bad debts, that would increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts had they been presented on the accrual basis.

Adjustments for this Ministry, if any, are indicated by superscripted references above and are explained on the page following the Ministry Summary - Reconciliation of 2002-03 Estimates from Cash to Accrual.

TAX POLICY, BUDGET AND REVENUE OPERATIONS PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification

OPERATING      
Budget and Taxation Policy (1202-1)     $
Salaries and wages     6,156,300
Employee benefits     685,400
Transportation and communication     386,500
Services     1,841,000
Supplies and equipment     598,800
      9,668,000
Tax Revenue (1202-2)      
Salaries and wages     154,570,100
Employee benefits     19,858,100
Transportation and communication     8,239,800
Services     21,899,300
Supplies and equipment     2,899,300
Transfer payments   $  
Child Care Supplement for Working Familie   206,420,000  
Guaranteed Annual Income System   87,300,000  
Ontario Home Property Tax Relief for Seniors   380,000,000  
      673,720,000
      881,186,600
Business Direction   $  
Salaries and wages   1,158,300  
Employee benefits   74,500  
Transportation and communication   45,200  
Services   931,500  
Supplies and equipment   11,400  
      2,220,900
Retail Sales Tax and Other Taxes   $  
Salaries and wages   13,644,400  
Employee benefits   1,494,300  
Transportation and communication   477,900  
Services   1,193,100  
Supplies and equipment   151,200  
      16,960,900
Corporations Tax and Other Taxes   $  
Salaries and wages   24,842,000  
Employee benefits   5,818,600  
Transportation and communication   1,582,400  
Services   3,954,500  
Supplies and equipment   865,100  
      37,062,600
Income Tax Related Programs   $  
Salaries and wages   25,942,200  
Employee benefits   3,372,000  
Transportation and communication   1,511,900  
Services   11,805,100  
Supplies and equipment   1,006,000  
Transfer payments $    
Child Care Supplement for Working Families 206,420,000    
Guaranteed Annual Income System 87,300,000    
Ontario Home Property Tax Relief for Seniors 380,000,000    
    673,720,000  
      717,357,200
Motor Fuels and Other Taxes   $  
Salaries and wages   9,404,400  
Employee benefits   1,042,400  
Transportation and communication   501,500  
Services   534,900  
Supplies and equipment   120,300  
      11,603,500

TAX POLICY, BUDGET AND REVENUE OPERATIONS PROGRAM - Continued

Collections and Compliance $ $
Salaries and wages 9,259,700  
Employee benefits 960,400  
Transportation and communication 769,000  
Service 1,544,500  
Supplies and equipment 182,100  
    12,715,700
Tax Appeals    
Salaries and wages 4,733,600  
Employee benefits 427,400  
Transportation and communication 31,800  
Services 183,400  
Supplies and equipment 39,500  
    5,415,700
Special Investigations    
Salaries and wages 4,371,500  
Employee benefits 430,200  
Transportation and communication 154,500  
Services 116,700  
Supplies and equipment 50,400  
    5,123,300
Regional Tax Offices    
Salaries and wages 61,214,000  
Employee benefits 6,238,300  
Transportation and communication 3,165,600  
Services 1,635,600  
Supplies and equipment 473,300  
    72,726,800
Statutory Appropriations    
Other transactions    
Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act   58,180,400
    58,180,400
Total Operating for Tax Policy, Budget and Revenue Operations Program   949,035,000
Assets    
Assets (1202-3)    
Deposits and prepaid expenses    
Child Care Supplement for Working Families 1,901,000  
Advances and recoverable amounts    
Child Care Supplement for Working Families 1,500,000  
Guaranteed Annual Income System 300,000  
    1,800,000
    3,701,000
Total Assets for Tax Policy, Budget and Revenue Operations Program   3,701,000