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The Office of the Budget, Taxation and Pensions advises and assists the Minister and Deputy Minister of Finance and the government in formulating the Ontario Budget and other major economic/fiscal documents. This function includes tax, pension and income security policy development and legislation, inter-governmental taxation, and quantitative analysis and research to identify the economic and fiscal implications of tax, pension and income security policies and emerging trends and developments. The office is also responsible for facilitating the Minister’s oversight and accountability of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and the Ontario Racing Commission and manages the government’s Deposit Return Program for beverage alcohol containers.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Office of the Budget, Taxation and Pensions 20,871,600 18,041,800 2,829,800 35,739,539
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 20,871,600 18,041,800 2,829,800 35,739,539
  Total Operating Expense 20,871,600 18,041,800 2,829,800 35,739,539



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1202-1 Office of the Budget, Taxation and Pensions      
  Salaries and wages     13,990,100
  Employee benefits     1,776,400
  Transportation and communication     310,600
  Services     4,739,300
  Supplies and equipment     267,600
  Subtotal     21,084,000
  Less: Recoveries     212,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     20,871,600
  Sub-Items:      
  Taxation Policy      
  Salaries and wages   6,968,500  
  Employee benefits   897,100  
  Transportation and communication   214,800  
  Services   1,651,700  
  Supplies and equipment   132,600 9,864,700
  Pension, Income Security and Research      
  Salaries and wages   5,071,600  
  Employee benefits   635,100  
  Transportation and communication   33,600  
  Services   2,614,100  
  Supplies and equipment   38,000 8,392,400
  Revenue Agencies Oversight      
  Salaries and wages   1,950,000  
  Employee benefits   244,200  
  Transportation and communication   62,200  
  Services   473,500  
  Supplies and equipment   97,000  
  Subtotal   2,826,900  
  Less: Recoveries   212,400 2,614,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     20,871,600
  Total Operating Expense for Budget, Taxation and Pensions Policy Program     20,871,600