Review of Federal Tax Expenditures

As announced in Budget 2016, the Government of Canada is undertaking a comprehensive review of federal tax expenditures.  

Prior to the budget announcement, individuals and businesses had expressed concerns related to the efficiency of the tax system, and how the increasing number of tax expenditures has made the federal tax system more complex. The objective of the review is to ensure that federal tax expenditures are fair for Canadians, efficient and fiscally responsible. This review is part of a broader Government commitment to eliminate poorly targeted and inefficient programs, wasteful spending, and ineffective and obsolete Government initiatives. 

The review of federal tax expenditures will be led by the Department of Finance Canada. To ensure that the review is informed by a range of perspectives, the following external experts have been engaged to provide advice to Department of Finance Canada officials:

  • Robin Boadway (Queen’s University)
  • Kim Brooks (Dalhousie University)
  • Kevin Dancey (former CEO of CPA Canada)
  • Luc Godbout (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Jinyan Li (Osgoode Hall Law School)
  • Kevin Milligan (University of British Columbia)
  • Jennifer Robson (Carleton University)

The Government of Canada is committed to making sure that the tax system is as fair, efficient and simple as possible in order to support growth and the well-being of Canadians.

Comments can be sent to: TaxPolicy / PolitiqueImpot (FIN).