8.1.4 Summary of key messages
- Residents of Canada pay a number of different taxes, such as sales tax, income tax and property tax.
- Taxes pay for most of the public programs and services provided by federal, provincial, territorial and local governments.
- Taxpayers have the right to understand the taxation system and to pay only the amount that tax laws have authorized.
- Taxpayers have the responsibility to report their income and pay taxes accurately, honestly and on time.
At the end of the module, you will find an Action plan. This is a tool that you can use to track your progress and take the next steps to manage your taxes successfully in the future. Use the action plan as a roadmap for financial action!
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