What are total household taxes?

Residents are taxed by three different levels of government - Federal, Provincial and Municipal.  While Federal and Provincial governments have many sources of taxation, such as Income Tax, GST, Oil Royalties, and Liquor and Tobacco Taxes, municipalities have only property taxes to generate revenue.  Only 5% of all government-generated taxes go to municipalities, yet municipalities provide the most direct services to residents everyday!  Road maintenance, snow clearing, grass cutting, and fire services are a few of the key services provided.

Approximate Taxes Paid Per Household:

Federal      65%

Provincial  35%

Municipal   5%

Municipalities get the least amount of the tax revenue pie, yet they provide the services that are used by people every day!