Ministry of Finance - Vote 743

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 - Operating Expenses Summary

ItemACTIVITIES 

2005-06
Estimates
$

Change
from
2004-05
$

2004-05
Estimates
$

2003-04
Actual
$

1 Budget and Taxation Policy   13,239,700 2,255,700 10,984,000 8,685,456
2 Tax Revenue   514,902,700 13,615,400 501,287,300 464,806,274
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act   58,000,200 (-4,000) 58,004,200 68,618,455
     
  Total Operating Expenses   586,142,600 15,867,100 570,275,500 542,110,185
Less: Statutory Appropriations   58,000,200 (-4,000) 58,004,200 68,618,455
     
  Amount to be Voted   528,142,400 15,871,100 512,271,300 473,491,730
     


TAX POLICY, BUDGET AND REVENUE OPERATIONS PROGRAM 1202 - Operating Asset Expenditures Summary

ItemACTIVITIES 

2005-06
Estimates
$

Change
from
2004-05
$

2004-05
Estimates
$

2003-04
Actual
$

3 Assets   4,289,600 489,600 3,800,000 3,401,000
     
  Total Operating Asset Expenditures   4,289,600 489,600 3,800,000 3,401,000
     
  Amount to be Voted   4,289,600 489,600 3,800,000 3,401,000
     


TAX POLICY, BUDGET AND REVENUE OPERATIONS PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification of Activities and Sub-activities - OPERATING EXPENSES

Budget and Taxation Policy (1202-1) Activity $
Salaries and wages 7,123,500
Employee benefits 935,500
Transportation and communication 368,700
Services 4,414,900
Supplies and equipment 397,100
Activity Total 13,239,700


Tax Revenue (1202-2) Activity $
Salaries and wages 162,226,700
Employee benefits 19,622,500
Transportation and communication 11,057,200
Services 29,095,500
Supplies and equipment 4,880,800
Transfer payments
$
Child Care Supplement for Working Families
189,000,000
Guaranteed Annual Income System
93,020,000
Ontario Commercialization Investment Fund Grant
6,000,000
Transfer payments Subtotal 288,020,000
Activity Total 514,902,700


Business Direction Sub-activity $
Salaries and wages 1,615,100
Employee benefits 193,800
Transportation and communication 31,500
Services 584,300
Supplies and equipment 75,000
Sub-activity Total 2,499,700


Retail Sales Tax and Other Taxes Sub-activity $
Salaries and wages 16,717,600
Employee benefits 2,163,000
Transportation and communication 2,074,300
Services 3,285,000
Supplies and equipment 686,300
Sub-activity Total 24,926,200


Corporations Tax and Other Taxes Sub-activity $
Salaries and wages 23,683,500
Employee benefits 2,865,800
Transportation and communication 1,697,600
Services 2,702,800
Supplies and equipment 1,221,300
Sub-activity Total 32,171,000


Income Tax Related Programs Sub-activity $
Salaries and wages 15,921,400
Employee benefits 1,945,500
Transportation and communication 1,439,700
Services 14,053,300
Supplies and equipment 1,457,800
Transfer payments
$
Child Care Supplement for Working Families
189,000,000
Guaranteed Annual Income System
93,020,000
Ontario Commercialization Investment Fund Grant
6,000,000
Transfer payments Subtotal 288,020,000
Sub-activity Total 322,837,700


Motor Fuels and Other Taxes Sub-activity $
Salaries and wages 10,027,300
Employee benefits 1,229,100
Transportation and communication 565,700
Services 635,500
Supplies and equipment 400,800
Sub-activity Total 12,858,400


Collections and Compliance Sub-activity $
Salaries and wages 10,145,400
Employee benefits 1,214,700
Transportation and communication 787,100
Services 1,584,900
Supplies and equipment 152,300
Sub-activity Total 13,884,400


Tax Appeals Sub-activity $
Salaries and wages 5,852,400
Employee benefits 712,700
Transportation and communication 71,500
Services 690,400
Supplies and equipment 78,800
Sub-activity Total 7,405,800


Special Investigations Sub-activity $
Salaries and wages 4,023,100
Employee benefits 519,400
Transportation and communication 344,800
Services 758,600
Supplies and equipment 145,000
Sub-activity Total 5,790,900


Regional Tax Offices Sub-activity $
Salaries and wages 74,240,900
Employee benefits 8,778,500
Transportation and communication 4,045,000
Services 4,800,700
Supplies and equipment 663,500
Sub-activity Total 92,528,600


Statutory Appropriations Activity $
Other transactions
Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 58,000,200
Activity Total 58,000,200


Total Operating for Tax Policy, Budget and Revenue Operations Program 586,142,600


TAX POLICY, BUDGET AND REVENUE OPERATIONS PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification of Activities and Sub-activities - OPERATING ASSET EXPENDITURES

Assets (1202-3) Activity $
Deposits and prepaid expenses
Child Care Supplement for Working Families 1,800,000
Advances and recoverable amounts
$
Child Care Supplement for Working Families
2,209,600
Guaranteed Annual Income System
280,000
Advances and recoverable amounts Subtotal 2,489,600
Activity Total 4,289,600


Total Assets for Tax Policy, Budget and Revenue Operations Program 4,289,600