To use the tool, the user must only enter in the appropriate boxes the expected revenue and spending associated with the measure(s) for which they want to estimate the cost in interest. Interest rates projected by the PBO are then applied to the difference between the revenue and the spending. As a result, the user will be able to see the cumulative surplus/deficit including public debt charges associated with one or more measures. The results are displayed over a 5-year horizon.
This report is in response to a request by Member of Parliament Nathaniel Erskine-Smith (Beaches–East York) to estimate the revenues from implementing a one-time tax on extreme wealth outlined in Motion M-68 placed on notice on February 11, 2021. Specifically, it presents PBO’s revenue estimates for imposing a one-time tax on net wealth accumulated up to the end of April 2021 by Canadian resident economic families.