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TAX AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM - VOTE 1209

This program is responsible for the efficient and effective administration of Ontario tax statutes, tax incentive programs and benefits programs. It strives to optimize revenues and promote enrollment in benefits programs. Revenues collected through tax and non-tax programs provide the fiscal foundation on which many government programs and services are based. To ensure fairness for all taxpayers, the program encourages compliance through taxpayer information services, client services, and independent objections reviews, and discourages non-compliance, tax evasion and participation in the underground economy through collections activities, audits, inspections and investigations. The program also leads enterprise initiatives such as the transformation of benefits service delivery and the centralization of collections; and manages the province's relationship with the Canada Revenue Agency, to ensure effective administration of the taxes collected on its behalf.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Tax and Benefits Administration 453,367,200 422,807,300 30,559,900 1,876,752,095
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 453,367,200 422,807,300 30,559,900 1,876,752,095
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 30,000,000 51,900,000 (21,900,000) 19,535,441
Statutory Payments to Private Collection Agencies, the Financial Administration Act 5,500,000 5,500,000 - 4,543,239
  Total Statutory Appropriations 35,500,000 57,400,000 (21,900,000) 24,078,680
  Total Operating Expense 488,867,200 480,207,300 8,659,900 1,900,830,775
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2 Assets 350,000 301,000 49,000 334,822
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 350,000 301,000 49,000 334,822
Statutory Advances, the Education Act 19,100,000 19,000,000 100,000 18,211,684
Statutory Advances, the Northern Services Boards Act 4,000,000 3,500,000 500,000 3,147,374
Statutory Advances, the Local Roads Boards Act 4,100,000 4,000,000 100,000 3,819,005
  Total Statutory Appropriations 27,200,000 26,500,000 700,000 25,178,063
  Total Operating Assets 27,550,000 26,801,000 749,000 25,512,885
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Tax and Benefits 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 2,637,600 2,597,500 40,100 2,800,924
  Total Statutory Appropriations 2,637,600 2,597,500 40,100 2,800,924
  Total Capital Expense 2,638,600 2,598,500 40,100 2,800,924
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Tax and Benefits 1,000 1,000 - 637,970
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - 637,970
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - 637,970



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1209-1 Tax and Benefits Administration      
  Salaries and wages     87,478,800
  Employee benefits     13,368,900
  Transportation and communication     3,936,000
  Services     223,390,400
  Supplies and equipment     2,107,300
  Transfer payments      
     Guaranteed Annual Income System   126,011,400  
     Small Business Transition Support   1,000  
     Sales Tax Transition Benefit   98,000 126,110,400
  Subtotal     456,391,800
  Less: Recoveries     3,024,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     453,367,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Program Delivery      
  Salaries and wages   24,846,900  
  Employee benefits   3,634,700  
  Transportation and communication   1,626,300  
  Services   21,781,300  
  Supplies and equipment   197,900  
  Transfer payments      
     Guaranteed Annual Income System 126,011,400    
     Small Business Transition Support 1,000 126,012,400  
  Subtotal   178,099,500  
  Less: Recoveries   1,999,400 176,100,100
  Strategic Partnerships and Program Policy      
  Salaries and wages   24,486,200  
  Employee benefits   3,753,900  
  Transportation and communication   703,700  
  Services   172,481,300  
  Supplies and equipment   667,600  
  Transfer payments      
     Sales Tax Transition Benefit   98,000  
  Subtotal   202,190,700  
  Less: Recoveries   1,025,200 201,165,500
  Compliance Programs      
  Salaries and wages   38,145,700  
  Employee benefits   5,980,300  
  Transportation and communication   1,606,000  
  Services   29,127,800  
  Supplies and equipment   1,241,800 76,101,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     453,367,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     30,000,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Services      
Statutory    Payments to Private Collection Agencies, the Financial Administration Act     5,500,000
  Total Operating Expense for Tax and Benefits Administration Program     488,867,200
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1209-2 Assets      
  Advances and recoverable amounts      
     Guaranteed Annual Income System     350,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     350,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Advances and recoverable amounts      
Statutory    Advances, the Education Act     19,100,000
Statutory    Advances, the Northern Services Boards Act     4,000,000
Statutory    Advances, the Local Roads Boards Act     4,100,000
  Total Operating Assets for Tax and Benefits Administration Program     27,550,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
1209-3 Tax and Benefits      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     2,637,600
  Total Capital Expense for Tax and Benefits Administration Program     2,638,600
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
1209-4 Tax and Benefits      
  Land and marine fleet - asset costs     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Tax and Benefits Administration Program     1,000