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Still High: Marginal Effective Tax Rates on Low-Income Families

  • Finn Poschmann

    (C.D. Howe Institute)

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    Most federal and provincial government benefits for families with children are sharply income-tested. Reductions in these benefits, as family income rises, mean that low-income families face much higher effective tax rates than most others do, and deny such families the full benefit of the broad-based tax rate relief other Canadians have enjoyed in recent years.

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    Article provided by C.D. Howe Institute in its journal C.D. Howe Institute Backgrounder.

    Volume (Year): (2008)
    Issue (Month): 113 (February)

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    Handle: RePEc:cdh:backgr:113
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    1. Nada Eissa & Hilary W. Hoynes, 2006. "Behavioral Responses to Taxes: Lessons from the EITC and Labor Supply," NBER Chapters, in: Tax Policy and the Economy, Volume 20, pages 73-110 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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