Ontario's Tax Changes Benefit Most Households (March 2011)
Taken together, the HST and relief measures for people result in a net saving for the majority of households. These results update a study published in June 2010.
Businesses Are Passing On Savings To Consumers (March 2011)
A report by University of Toronto professor Michael Smart confirms that Ontario businesses are already passing on sales tax savings to Ontarians – at a much faster pace than predicted.
Tax System More Progressive (June 2010)
A comprehensive study shows that the province's tax system will be more progressive as a result of Ontario's Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth. It shows that, in the first year of the HST, households across most income ranges will on average see a net saving.
Ontario's Bold Move to Create Jobs and Growth (November 2009)
A study by Jack Mintz, Palmer Chair in Public Policy at the University of Calgary, states that the HST, combined with Ontario's corporate income tax rate cuts and other tax changes, would significantly increase jobs and capital investment, and lead to higher annual incomes for Ontarians.
Competitive Alternatives (November 2009)
A KPMG report finds that the major tax changes announced in Ontario’s 2009 Budget increase the tax competitiveness of three Ontario cities relative to key competing North American jurisdictions.
Ontario's Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth
In 2009, the province introduced Ontario's Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth. The plan contains a fair and balanced package of tax cuts for both people and businesses. It will increase business investment, create new jobs, raise incomes and allow for price reductions on many consumer purchases.
Ontario Comprehensive Integrated Tax Co-ordination Agreement
The province and the federal government signed an agreement on the implementation of HST in Ontario. The Comprehensive Integrated Tax Co-ordination Agreement (CITCA) contains the terms and conditions under which Ontario participates in the HST with the federal government.