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The Welfare Wall: The Interaction of the Welfare and Tax Systems

Published on 31/07/1993

This report summarizes the findings of a study conducted by the Caledon Institute of Social Policy for the Ontario Fair Tax Commission on the interaction of the Ontario welfare system and the federal and Ontario tax/transfer systems.  The Commission wanted to determine the dimensions and weight of the income tax burden faced by welfare recipients who supplement their benefits through paid work.  The Commission also asked the Caledon Institute to explore various options for reform that would help reduce the onerous tax burden on welfare households with employment earnings.

ISBN – 1-895796-05-9

Summary

This report summarizes the findings of a study conducted by the Caledon Institute of Social Policy for the Ontario Fair Tax Commission on the interaction of the Ontario welfare system and the federal and Ontario tax/transfer systems.

Topic(s)

Government spending and tax, Income security