Departmental Plan 2017-18

Spending and human resources

Planned spending

CRA spending trend

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CRA spending trend
  2014-15 Actuals 2015-16 Actuals 2016-17
Forecast Spending
2017-18
Planned Spending
2018-19
Planned Spending
2019-20
Planned Spending
Statutory 817,112,935 1,034,149,642 943,015,613  930,152,344 918,896,981 917,376,246
Voted 3,243,721,055 3,112,837,652 3,699,152,652 3,232,747,230 3,263,405,518 3,259,978,243
Total 4,060,833,990 4,146,987,294 4,642,168,265 4,162,899,574 4,182,302,499 4,177,354,489

Planned spending refers to amounts in Main Estimates, as well as any other additional funding for inclusion in the Agency's reference levels, approved by Treasury Board no later than February 1, 2017. In fiscal year 2017-2018, Planned Spending is identical to expenditure levels presented in the Main Estimates.

The planned spending trend figure shows all parliamentary appropriations (Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates) and revenue sources provided to the CRA for: policy and operational initiatives arising from various federal budgets and economic statements, transfers from Public Services and Procurement Canada for accommodations and real property services, disbursements under the Softwood Lumber Agreement, responsibilities related to the harmonization of sales tax, the children's special allowance payments, as well as the implementation of initiatives to improve efficiency.

Total spending for fiscal years 2014-2015 to 2016-2017 includes technical adjustments such as the CRA's carry-forward from the previous year and funding for maternity and severance benefits.

Over the period 2014-2015 to 2019-2020, the CRA's appropriations show an increase primarily as a result of funding received to implement and administer various measures announced in the federal budgets, transfers from Public Services and Procurement Canada for accommodation and real property services, wage settlements, as well as increases in the CRA's Statutory Authorities for children's special allowance payments. The 2016-2017 fiscal year also reflects a significant increase as a result of retroactive payments associated with collective bargaining increases for employees represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) bargaining unit, as well amounts for other bargaining units that have been set aside in anticipation of wage settlements for the period under the operating budget freeze.

These increases have been partially offset by reductions in funding for the upgrade of the individual income tax processing system and the administration of the Softwood Lumber Agreement, as well as other miscellaneous items such as decreases in Government advertising programs, the transfer of CRA training programs to the Canada School of Public Service, and changes in employee benefit plan rates.

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CRA activities
Fiscal Year 2013-2014
(in $ 000)
2014-2015
(in $ 000)
2015-2016
(in $000)
Federal and provincial benefits payments 21,520 21,778 28,626
Total administered revenues 359,867 376,264 398,154

As demonstrated in the CRA activities figure, CRA's work volume, as measured based on total administered revenues and benefit payments processed, has increased.

Budgetary planning summary for Core Responsibilities and Internal Services (dollars)

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This image depicts a table that provides the budgetary planning summary (in dollars) for Core Responsibilities and Internal Services from 2014-15 to 2019-2020.

The top row contains seven columns titled, from left to right, 2014-15 Expenditures, 2015-16 Expenditures, 2016-17 Forecast spending, 2017-18 Main Estimates, 2017-18 Planned spending, 2018-19 Planned spending, and 2019-20 Planned spending.

The far left column contains six rows titled, from top to bottom, Tax, Benefits, Taxpayers'Ombudsman (Footnote 1), Subtotal, Internal services, Total.

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2014-15 Expenditures, the dollar amount given for Tax is 2,766,098,780, for Benefits 351,409,527, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 2,614,097, for Subtotal 3,120,122,404, for Internal services 940,711,586, and for Total 4,060,833,990

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2015-16 Expenditures, the dollar amount given for Tax is 2,778,029,782, for Benefits 449,400,252, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 2,047,159, for Subtotal 3,229,477,193, for Internal services 917,510,101, and for Total 4,146,987,294

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2016-17 Forecast spending, the dollar amount given for Tax is 3,119,408,919, for Benefits 455,833,373, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 3,525,965, for Subtotal 3,578,768,257, for Internal services 1,063,400,008, and for Total 4,642,168,265

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2017-18 Main Estimates, the dollar amount given for Tax is 2,737,078,407, for Benefits 487,819,400, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 3,183,760, for Subtotal 3,228,081,567, for Internal services 934,818,007, and for Total 4,162,899,574

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2017-18 Planned spending, the dollar amount given for Tax is 2,737,078,407, for Benefits 487,819,400, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 3,183,760, for Subtotal 3,228,081,567, for Internal services 934,818,007, and for Total 4,162,899,574

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2018-19 Planned spending, the dollar amount given for Tax is 2,748,402,606, for Benefits 498,060,088, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 3,203,422, for Subtotal 3,249,666,116, for Internal services 932,636,383, and for Total 4,182,302,499

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2019-20 Planned spending, the dollar amount given for Tax is 2,755,219,080, for Benefits 495,711,914, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 3,200,778, for Subtotal 3,254,131,772, for Internal services 923,222,717, and for Total 4,177,354,489

Over the planning period (from $4.163 billion in 2017-2018 to $4.177 billion in 2019-2020), the CRA's appropriations show an increase primarily as a result of funding received to implement and administer various measures announced in the federal budgets, adjustments for accommodation and real property services, as well as increases in the CRA's statutory authorities for children's special allowance payments. These increases have been partially offset by decreases in spending of revenues received through the conduct of the CRA's operations for initiatives administered on behalf of the Canada Border Services Agency and the Province of Ontario as well as reductions in funding for the upgrade of the individual income tax processing system.

Forecasted spending in the 2016-2017 fiscal year includes a significant increase as a result of new funding for measures announced in the 2016 Federal Budget, retroactive payments associated with collective bargaining increases for employees represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) bargaining unit, as well as amounts for other bargaining units that have been set aside in anticipation of wage settlements for the period under the operating budget freeze.

Planned human resources

Human resources planning summary for Core Responsibilities and Internal Services (full-time equivalentsFootnote 1)

 

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This image depicts a table that provides the human resources planning summary for Core Responsibilities and Internal Services from 2014-15 to 2019-20. The figures listed are for full-time equivalents (Footnote 1).

The top row contains six columns titled, from left to right, 2014-15 actual FTEs, 2015-16 actual FTEs, 2016-17 Forecast FTEs, 2017-18 Planned FTEs, 2018-19 Planned FTEs, and 2019-20 Planned FTEs.

The far left column contains six rows titled, from top to bottom, Tax, Benefits, Taxpayers'Ombudsman, Subtotal, Internal services, Total.

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2014-15 FTEs, the number given for Tax is 29,520, for Benefits 1,253, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 23, for Subtotal 30,796, for Internal services 7,765, and for Total 38,561

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2015-16 FTEs, the number given for Tax is 28,981, for Benefits 1,287, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 21, for Subtotal 30,289, for Internal services 7,688, and for Total 37,977

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2016-17 Forecast FTEs, the number given for Tax is 29,596, for Benefits 1,588, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 32, for Subtotal 31,216, for Internal services 8,173, and for Total 39,389

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2017-18 Planned FTEs, the number given for Tax is 30,104, for Benefits 1,592, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 31, for Subtotal 31,727, for Internal services 7,665, and for Total 39,392

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2018-19 Planned FTEs, the number given for Tax is 29,934, for Benefits 1,586, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 31, for Subtotal 31,551, for Internal services 7,444, and for Total 38,995

Reading from top to bottom, Under the column for 2019-20 Planned FTEs, the number given for Tax is 30,109, for Benefits 1,550, for Taxpayers'Ombudsman 31, for Subtotal 31,690, for Internal services 7,329, and for Total 39,019

The reduction in FTEs over the planning period (from 39,392 in 2017-2018 to 39,019 in 2019-2020) is primarily attributable to decreases in spending of revenues received through the conduct of the CRA's operations for initiatives administered on behalf of the Canada Border Services Agency and the Province of Ontario as well as reductions in FTEs associated with planned investment projects. These decreases have been partially offset by an increase in FTEs associated with various measures announced in the federal budgets.

The increase in forecasted FTEs in 2016-2017 over 2015-2016 is primarily attributable to the implementation and administration of various measures announced in the 2016 Federal Budget.

Estimates by vote

For information on the CRA's organizational appropriations, consult the 2017-18 Main Estimatesvi.

Future-Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations

The Future Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations provides a general overview of the CRA's operations. The forecast of financial information on expenses and revenues is prepared on an accrual accounting basis to strengthen accountability and to improve transparency and financial  management.

Because the Future Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations is prepared on an accrual accounting basis, and the forecast and planned spending amounts presented in other sections of the Departmental Plan are prepared on an expenditure basis, amounts may differ.

A more detailed Future Oriented Statement of Operations and associated notes, including a reconciliation of the net cost of operations to the requested authorities, are available on the CRA's websiteiii.

Future Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations for the year ended March 31, 2018 (dollars)

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This image depicts a table and provides the figures (in dollars) for the Future Oriented Condensed Statement of Operations for the year ended March 31, 2018.

The top row contains three columns titled, from left to right, 2016-17 Forecast results, 2017-18 Planned results, and Difference (planned minus forecast).

The far left column contains three rows titled, from top to bottom, Total expenses, Total non-tax revenues, and Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers.

Reading from left to right, in the row for Total expenses, the dollar amount given for 2016-17 Forecast results is 4,908,444,356, for 2017-18 Planned results is 4,810,433,036, and the Difference (planned minus forecast) is a deficit of 98,011,320

Reading from left to right, in the row for Total non-tax revenues, the dollar amount given for 2016-17 Forecast results is 536,992,019, for 2017-18 Planned results is 508,202,566, and the Difference (planned minus forecast) is a deficit of 28,789,453

Reading from left to right, in the row for Net cost of operations before government funding and transfers, the dollar amount given for 2016-17 Forecast results is 4,371,452,337, for 2017-18 Planned results is 4,302,230,470, and the Difference (planned minus forecast) is a deficit of 69,221,867


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