Update: Federal government’s tax on health benefits

Feb. 1, 2017

Mobilization against the Federal Liberal’s plan to tax employer-paid health and dental plans has worked. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he will not enact a tax on health and dental benefits, after days of refusing to rule out the option.


Jan. 24, 2017

The federal government is considering taxing employer-paid health and dental plans, currently a non-taxable benefit to employees.

This would have significant consequences to members of Teamsters Local 213, such as increasing  federal and provincial income taxes and increasing CPP and EI contributions. This will result in payroll administration changes and less take-home pay for members.

Learn more and get involved (Don’t Tax My Health Benefits website)

FAQs about taxing employer-paid health benefits