Following the dollar - tracking Budget 2016 spending and tax measures: YN5-125/2017E-PDF

“In its annual budget, the Government outlines its fiscal plan, including additional spending for ongoing programs, new spending initiatives and changes to taxation. The budget, however, is only a policy plan and does not implement the Government’s proposals. Spending is authorized annually by Parliament through appropriation bills or given ongoing statutory authority. Changes to taxation are included in budget implementation bills or separate taxation bills. Parliamentarians wishing to hold the government to account for implementing its fiscal plan—“to follow the dollar” from policy announcement, to parliamentary approval, to actual spending—must track spending and taxation measures through a number of documents, each with a different format and method of presentation. To help parliamentarians in this task, the PBO decided to track spending and taxation measures from announcement in the budget to parliamentary approval through appropriation bills, which are supported by the estimates documents, and budget implementation bills"--Introd., p. 2.

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Title Following the dollar - tracking Budget 2016 spending and tax measures
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Suivre chaque dollar - sur la piste des mesures de dépenses et de fiscalité du Budget de 2016. Cover title. "30 May 2017." "This report was prepared by the staff of the Parliamentary Budget Officer. Alex Smith wrote the report”--Verso of cover.
Date 2017.
Number of Pages 35 p.
Catalogue Number
  • YN5-125/2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Public expenditures, Taxes, Implementation