Many were hoping for tax reductions in Budget 2019 that would help make Canada more competitive. With Canada's top marginal tax rates described by some analysts as "punitively high," and with the Canadian economy sliding to an annualized rate of growth of only 0.4 per cent in the fourth quarter, there are no proposed changes to the tax rates for individuals or corporations.
Unlike most Canadians who are not operating a business, many professionals have more options to them when it comes to retirement savings. The average Canadians employed by companies in the private sector will typically use the Registered Retirement Savings Plan or the Tax–Free Savings Account. The lucky few work for organizations that sponsor a registered pension plan, but their numbers seem to be declining every year as a percentage of the workforce not working in para–public employment.
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