Sunday 10 April 2011

Provincial Income Tax Comparo

Hi there. With the Manitoba budget coming down this week, I thought it might be a nice idea to have a chart of how our provincial personal income taxes stack up against the other provinces. You know, just for reference purposes.

Manitoba is the bright yellow one. In case you have trouble finding it, it is the line that is higher than any other line for all incomes below $49,500, and second highest after that.

source: CRA &

The comparison excludes Quebec because they do their own thing, and PEI because they are too small to matter. No offense. I'm sure PEI is a very nice province; I just don't see them stealing any head office jobs from us anytime soon (although two of their three tax rates are lower than Manitoba's too.)

related: caring for the lower class


Anonymous said...

Nice graph!
Couple of things I pick up from this.
If the NDP is, as they position themselves, the party that stands up for the little guy and working families against business and the wealthy, then it would make sense that our income taxes for the high wage earners in are one of the highest in the country. However, it should also follow that the income taxes for low wage earners are one of the lowest in the country. However, looks like the NDP is happy to tax the crap out of everyone equally.
Also, the comparative question is do our higher taxes provide for a better standard of living than in other provinces. Quebec has high provincial income taxes, but they also have provincially subsidized day care, QPP and other extended social programs. We have high income taxes and we have……..

A whole bunch of bright new WRHA administrative buildings?

Anonymous said...

It's unbelievable that we have had an NDP government for the last 12 years, and we still lead the nation in personal income tax lavels for citizens earning $45,000or less.

cherenkov said...

@BG: that's why our roads are so nice! Oh wait ...

@anon: You best believe in high taxes, matie. You're living with them. (really bad Captain Barbossa impression)

Unknown said...

Nice article on Provincial Income Tax Comparo. I like to read more in detail in next updates.
dean graziosi

Overtaxed Quebecer said...

It really is too bad you didn't include Quebec; it would have made you feel much better. While I couldn't find a recent link, here is one from 2003 where the income tax rate for a single person making 50K is taxed at 26.62%.
Ironically, the page on the site is titled "why choose Quebec."

cherenkov said...

Hi Quebecer. It's more laziness -- CRA doesn't list the Quebec rates with the other provinces

Note, that 26.62 you quote is comb. fed and prov'l. Here are quebec only rates:

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