To what extent should Canadians support social

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Chapter Eight
By: Kristin, Brett, and Skyler
Pg. 281-285
TO WHAT EXTENT SHOULD CANADIANS SUPPORT
SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND TAXATION?
What’s the connection between taxation and social
programs?
Government collects taxes to pay for services it provides to citizens, such as
social programs. Individual Canadian citizens pay two kinds of tax to the
federal government and to their provincial government, these taxes are:
• Sales Tax – Tax Paid at the time of buying a product or service, and based on
a percentage of the price of the product or service.
• Income Tax – Is based on what you earn: the more money you earn the more
tax you pay.
• Goods and Services Tax – Is a sales tax that everybody in Canada pays. A
federal sales tax in Canada.
• Median – a concept in statistics that means the middle number in a set of
data organized in order of least to most.
What is an example of a tax you or your family pays here in Canada?
Spending By Canada's Government (2007)
Recreation and Culture 2%
Health 10%
Enviroment 1%
Education 3%
Debt Charges 15%
Foreign Affairs and International
Assistance 3%
Social Services 32%
Transportation and
Communincation 2%
Protections of Persons and
Property 12%
Resource Conservation and
Industry 4%
Other 16%
Spending By Alberta's Government (2007)
Recreation and Culture 2%
Health 33%
Environment 2%
Education 25%
Debt Charges 2%
Transportation and
Communication 6%
Social Services 15%
Protections of Persons and
Property 3%
Resource Conservation and
Industry 7%
Other 5%
What is a Taxation Model?
A taxation model is a policy about taxation that describes, what to tax, how
much to tax, and how to spend taxes.
Jobs and
Income
Individuals
Taxes
Government
Programs
and Services
for Everyone
Based on the flow chart above, how may lack of taxes affect
programs and services for everyone?
How does paying or not paying taxes affect social programs
and quality of life?
• In all countries, it is against the law to avoid paying taxes. Canadians must report
what they earn, so government can determine and collect the taxes they owe.
• The economic activity that governments tax is called the tax base. The tax base
pays for the services provided by government, such a social programs.
• Tax evasion is misrepresenting what you earn to avoid taxes.
• People who work without paying taxes are part of the underground economy“underground” because it functions in secret from the government. Also called the
black market.
• Workers can work without reporting what they are doing and the money they are
collecting to avoid paying taxes, which means more money for them and less for the
government.
To what extent does the underground economy affect
quality of life for you and others?
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Skyler Keeping
Brett Bauer
Matt Lander
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