Axe the Ontario Pension Tax

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If you currently do not offer a workplace pension plan (excluding CPP), the Ontario government will force you to contribute to the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP), starting as early as 2017. Find out how much more your business would have to pay in pension payroll taxes.
Your employees’ salaries:
$ $ $ $ $ $ $
* If you have more than 7 employees, please use the form multiple times and add the estimated premiums to get your total.
Estimated annual premiums:
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The Ontario government's proposed Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) is a mandatory pension plan which would target small businesses and their employees.

Get the facts on the pension tax:

  • Affected businesses would be hit with up to $1,643 per employee, per year in new payroll taxes, starting in 2017.
  • Affected employees would have up to $1,643 per year extra deducted from their pay cheques, and it would take 40 years for them to see the full pension benefits.
  • All of these costs would be shouldered exclusively by small businesses and their employees.
  • The unemployment rate in Ontario would rise by 0.5%, and there would be a reduction in wages over the longer term.
  • Public sector and big business employees who already have registered Defined Benefit and/or Defined Contribution Pension Plans will not be asked to pay into the plan.

We need to send a clear message to the government that Ontarians do not support the implementation of the ORPP. Here’s how you can help:

  • Sign our petition below.
  • Share the petition with family, friends, and employees.
  • Fill out our ORPP employer petition. We have collected over 28,000 since the start of our campaign.
  • Circulate our ORPP employee petition to your staff. To-date we've collected over 2,200 signatures.
  • Embed the calculators below on your website.

Read about all the actions that CFIB has taken to fight this new tax.

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If you currently do not have a workplace pension plan (in addition to CPP), you will be required to make mandatory contributions to the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) as early as 2017. Find out how much money will be deducted from your paycheque.
Your annual salary :
$ $ $ $ $ $ $
Estimated annual premiums :
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