The Ontario Dental Association and the College of Dental Hygienists Association have brought to my attention that our Federal Government Department of Finance is considering taxing your extended health and dental benefits. This could cost you and your family an additional few hundred dollars each year when you file your taxes. It also means that Canadians may be at risk of losing their extended coverage if their employer can’t afford to keep them insured.
As reported by National Post columnist, John Ivison on December 2nd, 2016, the government has identified health and dental benefit packages as a possible source of additional revenue as they prepare for the 2017 Federal Budget. (Article found here: http://news.nationalpost.com/…/federal-liberals-eye-tax-on-…)
The Federal Government needs to hear your opinion on this. Please visit the website http://donttaxmyhealthbenefits.ca for more information on this hot topic and to send your views on this issue to your local MP and the Minister of Finance.