Taxes are paid to the government to help run different services in the city, province and country. 

Services paid for by taxes include:

  • roads
  • public utilities
  • schools
  • health care
  • economic development
  • cultural activities

There are goods and services taxes on things that you buy, and also on income tax on money that you earn through working here. There are also additional kinds of taxes, such as property taxes on homes for homeowners.

Tax benefits

There are also tax benefits that some people are eligible to apply for, such as the Canada Child Tax Benefit and others.