Introduction to the Tax Policy Branch

Department of Finance
November 2019


Introduction to Tax Policy Branch:

Role of the Tax Policy Branch

Tax Policy Branch provides analysis, research, and advice to the Minister of Finance on the Government of Canada's tax policy agenda.

Who We Are

About 160 current employees playing diverse roles such as policy analysts (economists), research analysts, legislative drafters (lawyers), and negotiators (aboriginal tax policy, international tax treaties).

Organized along five divisions and liaise with Finance Legal Services.

Senior Assistant Deputy Minister: Andrew Marsland

Personal Income Tax

Sales Tax

Business Income tax

Tax Legislation

Intergovernmental Tax Policy, Evaluation & Research

Liaise With

Tax Policy Development Process

Identify potential measures/issues:

Assess and advise:


Examples of Tax Policy Branch Issues

Outstanding Income Tax Amendments

Sales Tax and Excise Duty Agreements

Digitalization and Taxation

Indigenous Tax Policy Negotiations

Carbon Pollution Pricing and the Environment

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