Big Government: Average Canadian Family Spends 44% Of Income On Taxes

And it’s only getting worse.

With Canada’s affordability crisis worsening, more and more people are feeling the excessive weight of taxes making the cost of living even worse.

Now, as pointed out by Jasmine Pickel of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, we can put an exact number to that tax burden:

“The average Canadian family spent more than 44% of its income on taxes in 2018. The average Canadian family would need to work until June 14th to pay the taxes imposed on it!”

This is an outrageous level of taxation, with nearly half of our income being stolen from us by politicians.

And it’s getting far worse, with the Trudeau Carbon Tax, the removal of tax credits that Canadian families had counted on, and increased bureaucratic regulations that make everything more expensive and costs the economy jobs.

Additionally, the Trudeau Liberals have brought in a massive influx of foreign ‘guest workers,’ which drives down wages and makes the burden of taxes even worse for people who aren’t getting raises that keep up with inflation.

So, while the Liberals claimed to be helping the middle class, the reality is that the middle class and working class Canadians are under attack.

Spencer Fernando

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LOUIS JOANNETTE
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LOUIS JOANNETTE

WHIT OUR PRESENT GOUV THAT STOP THE CANADIAN TO EVOLVED IN THE ENERGY WORLD AS WE COULD BE NO 3 AFTER RUSSIA AND THE EMIRATE , THAT CANNOT GET THE PIPELINE DONE WE COULD BE INCOME TAX FREE/ SCHOOLING AND UNIVERSITY AT HOME AND ABROAD FREE/ HOSPITAL / DOCTORS , NO TAX ON ITEM THAT WE BUY , SAME AS DUBIE . WHAT A STUPID COUNTRY RUN BY SMOOK WHIT A THIRD GRADE SCHOOLING.

Joe
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Joe

Your lying!
According to Trudeau, the majority of Canadians pay no taxes whatsoever.

Marian
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Marian

Yes and that statement coming from most Corrupt PM in the history of CANADA FACT. Those who believe that well God help Canada!

Bob
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Bob

Only Trudy’s wealthy/connected buddies pay no Taxes..

jim
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jim

Do libs not pay taxes? Why don’t they ever feel the same pain as uneducated Cons?

Norbert Kausen
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Norbert Kausen

The Liberals and Trudeau are a disgrace and MUST be removed from office… NOW!!!

Allis
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Allis

One tax at a time as we enter ever more close to total socialism. Work to hand it all to govts as we are left to starve. But then again public cry for govts to keep paying for the public wish lists and support for liberalism can only take us in the direction we are going. Once the baby boomers are gone from where will govt find the monies to continue this illusion of every thing is good.

Clive Edwards
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Clive Edwards

I suspect taxes are the number one reason people go bankrupt.

Shawn Harris
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Shawn Harris

So much for helping the middle class and those trying to join it. When will Liberal supporters learn that you can’t borrow, tax and spend Canada and Canadians into prosperity. And the only ones who benefits from these increased taxes are Trudeau’s favoured businesses and elite friends, especially those based in Quebec, like Bombardier and SNC Lavalin. Worse yet, these high level of taxes really hurt the working poor in low wage jobs. Trudeau is just a lying fraud.

Bob
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Bob

I believe it is more than 40%. 40% was many years ago.. Pretty sure we have to work into July now, before we get to keep our hard earned money..

Bob
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Bob

And, we have to take into consideration our Socialist Health Care System. That costs plenty, and they keep cutting back. I guess “Dief” did not not think ahead?

old white guy
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old white guy

Canadians have never ever seen a tax they would not pay. We are choking to death on all the levels of taxation in this country. Anyone who thinks 44% is the average isn’t paying attention or their methodology is flawed. One huge tax that tends to get left out is the tax of inflation, the reduction of the purchasing power of the money we earn. The government increases the money supply every year yet those numbers are fudged so the average person does not have clue just how bad things really are. If you are living on money that you… Read more »

Pancakerachelcorrie
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Pancakerachelcorrie

Why dont we give our paychecks directly to the government for half the year?