TAX POLICY AND BUDGET PROGRAM - VOTE 1202

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TAX POLICY AND BUDGET PROGRAM - VOTE 1202

The Office of the Budget and Taxation program advises and assists the Minister of Finance and the Government in formulating the Ontario Budget. The program is also responsible for the development and quantitative analysis of taxation, pension and income security policy and legislative design; inter-governmental taxation; the Senior Homeowners' Property Tax Grant; other economic and fiscal documents such as the Tax Expenditure Report; and research and analysis on emerging trends in taxation, pension and income security, including Ontario's tax competitiveness.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Budget and Taxation Policy 42,054,100 13,049,200 29,004,900 121,718,899
4 Property Tax Grant for Seniors 27,400,000 - 27,400,000 -
  Total Including Special Warrants 69,454,100 13,049,200 56,404,900 121,718,899
Less: Special Warrants - 6,900,000 (6,900,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 69,454,100 6,149,200 63,304,900 121,718,899
Special Warrants - 6,900,000 (6,900,000) -
  Total Operating Expense 69,454,100 13,049,200 56,404,900 121,718,899



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     10,016,400
  Employee benefits     1,217,000
  Transportation and communication     376,500
  Services     7,524,800
  Supplies and equipment     419,400
  Transfer payments      
     Mediated Settlements     22,500,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     42,054,100
1202-4 Property Tax Grant for Seniors      
  Transfer payments      
     Property Tax Grant for Seniors     27,400,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     27,400,000
  Total Operating Expense for Tax Policy and Budget Program     69,454,100