Canada: government transfers received by tax filers 2020, by type of transfer

Total income of tax filers through government transfer in Canada in 2020, by type of transfer

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August 2022



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Taxfilers are people who filed a tax return for the reference year and were alive at the end of the year.

Dependent is a member of a family who did not file a personal income tax return for the referenced year.

Government transfer payments are payments to individuals by the federal or provincial governments: Employment Insurance (EI), Goods and Services Tax Credit (GST) and Harmonized Tax Credit (HST), Canada Child Tax Benefit, Old Age Security (OAS) and net federal supplements, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), Workers' Compensation, Social Assistance and provincial refundable tax credits, Family Benefits and Other Government Transfers.

Other Government Transfers (new in 2010) includes Working Income Tax Benefit. Adapted from Statistics Canada,, 2020. This does not constitute an endorsement by Statistics Canada of this product.

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