The FAO's report, The Impact of Provincial Spending and Revenue Collection on Ontario Families, analyzes Ontario families’ contributions to provincial government revenues and the benefits they receive from provincial government spending. Using 2019-20 as a representative year, the report estimates how many families were net beneficiaries from provincial government spending and revenue collection, and how many were net contributors.
Personal Net Benefit Calculator
To estimate your personal contribution and benefit, start by indicating your age and income.
Tell Us About Yourself
What is your age?Your age can tell us what types of services you may be benefitting from
What is your income? (before taxes)Your income affects the amount of taxes you pay each year
Are you enrolled in a post-secondary education program?Enrolment in post-secondary education can result in less taxes paid
Do you have children in child-care?Having children in child care indicates that you may benefit from certain credits and subsidies
Do you own a house?Various fees and taxes are associated with homeownership
Did you sell your house in 2019?You may have paid a land transfer tax
What was your main mode of transportation?This can tell us how much you benefit from public transportation and road maintenance, and if you pay vehicle registration fees
How long is your average daily commute?This can tell us how much you benefit from public transportation and road maintenance
Your Estimated Results
You paid in taxes & other fees
You recieved in benefits & services
in provincial benefits & services
than you paid in taxes & fees.
Breakdown Your Results
The personal net benefit calculator estimates your results using average values from similar age and income groups. You can return to the tool above to change any values to see how it affects your results.