Ministry of Finance - THE ESTIMATES, 2006-07

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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 taxation policy and pension and income security policy; develops the Ontario Budget and other major economic/fiscal documents; manages the province's taxation and related policy development; conducts 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.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2006-07

Estimates
2005-06

Difference
Between
2006-07
and
2005-06

Actual
2004-05

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Budget and Taxation Policy 12,824,000 12,750,000 74,000 11,175,940
2 Tax Revenue 522,161,200 507,902,700 14,258,500 462,766,284
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 534,985,200 520,652,700 14,332,500 473,942,224
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 58,200,000 58,000,200 199,800 60,654,831
  Total Statutory Appropriations 58,200,000 58,000,200 199,800 60,654,831
  Total Operating Expense 593,185,200 578,652,900 14,532,300 534,597,055
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3 Assets 5,050,200 4,289,600 760,600 2,135,266
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 5,050,200 4,289,600 760,600 2,135,266
  Total Operating Assets 5,050,200 4,289,600 760,600 2,135,266



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1202-1 Budget and Taxation Policy      
  Salaries and wages     7,277,300
  Employee benefits     933,200
  Transportation and communication     347,800
  Services     3,871,600
  Supplies and equipment     394,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     12,824,000
1202-2 Tax Revenue      
  Salaries and wages     173,588,900
  Employee benefits     21,014,900
  Transportation and communication     11,735,400
  Services     20,782,200
  Supplies and equipment     4,019,800
  Transfer payments      
     Child Care Supplement for Working Families   189,000,000  
     Guaranteed Annual Income System   102,020,000 291,020,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     522,161,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Tax Administration      
  Salaries and wages   171,446,900  
  Employee benefits   20,693,900  
  Transportation and communication   11,734,400  
  Services   19,466,200  
  Supplies and equipment   4,018,800 227,360,200
  Tax Benefit Programs      
  Salaries and wages   2,142,000  
  Employee benefits   321,000  
  Transportation and communication   1,000  
  Services   1,316,000  
  Supplies and equipment   1,000  
  Transfer payments      
     Child Care Supplement for Working Families 189,000,000    
     Guaranteed Annual Income System 102,020,000 291,020,000 294,801,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     522,161,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     58,200,000
  Total Operating Expense for Tax Policy, Budget and Revenue Operations Program     593,185,200
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1202-3 Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses      
     Child Care Supplement for Working Families     2,300,000
  Advances and recoverable amounts      
     Child Care Supplement for Working Families   2,450,000  
     Guaranteed Annual Income System   300,200 2,750,200
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     5,050,200
  Total Operating Assets for Tax Policy, Budget and Revenue Operations Program     5,050,200