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Ranking Provincial Tax Systems in Canada

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October 2013

Marvin Cruz, Research Analyst
Renée Anne Nat, Public Policy and Entrepreneurship Intern

Canada’s two most populous provinces continue to lag behind most of the country when it comes to small business-friendly tax systems. Nova Scotia also makes the bottom three. The second edition of the Small Business Provincial Tax Index puts Ontario (#8), Nova Scotia (#9) and Quebec (#10) at the bottom, while Alberta, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick hold down the top three spots.


Links to regional backgrounders:

British ColumbiaQuebecNunavut
AlbertaNew BrunswickYukon
SaskatchewanNova ScotiaNorthwest Territories
ManitobaPrince Edward Island 
OntarioNewfoundland and Labrador