Provincial budgets propose tax changes

Payroll staff in some provinces may be busier than others
By Sheila Brawn
|Canadian Payroll Reporter|Last Updated: 05/01/2018
Newfoundland Legislature
Newfoundland and Labrador is proposing changes in the legislature that would affect the amount employers pay for the province’s Health and Post-secondary Education Tax. Credit: ggw (Shutterstock)

Location, location, location. That phrase, usually tied to real estate, also works for payroll professionals trying to determine if they will have to implement provincial budget measures this year.

Depending on the jurisdiction in which an employer has employees, payroll professionals may have a lot of changes to make, or little to none. To date, Ontario has proposed the most extensive payroll-related changes, although with a provincial election next month, it is impossible to know whether the proposals will be enacted.

Here is a look at payroll-related measures announced so far in provincial budgets: