Using the Tax System to Support Post-Secondary Education
Finances of the Nation / Canadian Tax Foundation Panel Discussion
Thursday, May 12, 2022
1:15 – 2:30PM EST
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Does tax-filing hinder access to the Canada Learning Bond for low-income families? How did switching from a tax expenditure to a spending program affect outlays on post-secondary education in Ontario? What are the challenges involved in replacing the current system of student loan repayment with a CRA-managed income-contingent system?
Join our panelists as they discuss using the tax system to support post-secondary education, and present papers prepared for a forthcoming volume of the Canadian Tax Journal.
Moderator: Marc Frenette, Research Economist, Statistics Canada
Christine Neill, Wilfrid Laurier University & Saul Schwartz, Carleton University, “Repaying student loans through the tax system: design issues for Canada”
Jennifer Robson, Carleton University “Does tax-filing hinder access to the Canada Learning Bond for low-income families?”
Christine Neill, Wilfrid Laurier University & Tracy Snoddon, Wilfrid Laurier University, “Tax expenditures vs. up-front spending: lessons from the elimination of Ontario’s tuition and education tax credits”
Capital Gains Tax Reform: Issues and Options
Finances of the Nation/Canadian Tax Foundation Panel Discussion
Friday, February 11, 2022
1:15 – 2:30PM EST
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Canada’s low rates of capital gains taxation raises issues of fairness and neutrality in the tax system. Should the capital gains inclusion rate rise? Which more fundamental reforms to the system should be considered? Join our expert panel for a discussion of the data and the economic and legal issues in capital gains tax reform.
| Heather Evans, CEO of the Canadian Tax Foundation (Chair)
| Luc Godbout, Chaire en fiscalité et en finances publiques at the University of Sherbrooke (slides)
| Brian J. Arnold, Senior adviser at the Canadian Tax Foundation and a frequent author on tax issues (slides)
| Michael Smart, Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto and Co-Director of Finances of the Nation (slides)
| Judith Freedman, Emeritus Professor of Taxation Law and Policy at Oxford University (slides)
| François Vaillancourt, Emeritus Professor of Economics at l’Université de Montréal (slides)
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To learn more about the panelists’ views, see their recent publications in the Canadian Tax Journal and in The Arnold Report (gated) and Perspectives on Tax Law & Policy.