British Columbians are ready for a thoughtful, democratic conversation about how we
raise needed revenues and ensure everyone pays a fair share. This report examines the case for
tax reform, highlighting the ways in which BC’s tax system has become increasingly unfair. It
compares BC taxes to other provinces. And it models various provincial tax policy options, focusing
mainly on personal income taxes and corporate taxes. A final section refutes some of the
common arguments against tax increases.
The overall finding: There is a clear need to raise more tax revenues. There is considerable room
to do so. And the options for doing so are many.