Treading Water: The Impact of High METRs on Working Families in Canada

9 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2013 Last revised: 4 Oct 2013

Date Written: July 17, 2013

Abstract

Working families with children in Canada face high tax hurdles that could dissuade them from earning extra income, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Treading Water: The Impact of High METRs on Working Families in Canada," authors Alexandre Laurin and Finn Poschmann find low-to- mid-income Canadians face taxes on incremental income generally higher than those faced by high-income families.

Keywords: Fiscal Policy, Tax Competitiveness, METRs, Canadian families

JEL Classification: H31

Suggested Citation

Laurin, Alexandre and Poschmann, Finn, Treading Water: The Impact of High METRs on Working Families in Canada (July 17, 2013). C.D. Howe Institute E-brief 160. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2303926 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2303926

Alexandre Laurin (Contact Author)

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.cdhowe.org

Finn Poschmann

C.D. Howe Institute ( email )

67 Yonge St., Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
Canada
416-865-1904 (Phone)
416-865-1866 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.cdhowe.org

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