The Saskatchewan government released its budget yesterday and personal income tax is not going down half a percentage point, as previously promised.
The corporate tax rate is static at 12 per cent, and at the end of 2017 it was announced the small business tax threshold would increase from $500,000 to $600,000.
But Swift Current MLA Everett Hindley said his government isn't lowering the personal income tax rate so that they can stay on track to balancing the budget for the next fiscal year.
"The first half-point reduction provided $121 million in income tax savings to Saskatchewan residents for 2018; keeping those rates at the current levels for the time being, the reason we're doing that is it avoids a fiscal cost of about $12 million in 2018-19 so what we're saying... is we're still focused on this three-year plan."
Hindley said they aren't "out of the woods yet" and need to continue "controlling cost."