FACT CHECK: Justin Trudeau’s Claim That Low-Income Families
“Don’t Pay Taxes” VERDICT: FALSE
#LSN_Opinion Spencer Fernando
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA - February 7, 2019 (LSN) Justin Trudeau has made the following claim:
“Low income families don’t benefit from tax breaks because they don’t pay taxes.”
SpencerFernando.com has analyzed Justin Trudeau’s claim.
Here are the facts:
Everyone who earns 11,809 or more pays federal income tax. That means a large portion of low-income families are paying federal income tax.
- Low-income families pay sales taxes.
- Low-income families pay gas taxes.
- Low-income families pay carbon taxes.
As a result of these facts, Justin Trudeau’s claim that “low-income families don’t benefit from tax breaks because they don’t pay taxes” is rated as 100% FALSE.
Please share this fact-check widely to spread the truth.
By: Spencer Fernando
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